Ottawa’s tourism sector is heading into 2021 feeling optimistic that a lineup of new attractions and outdoor adventure activities will encourage visitors to return to the capital.
Industry hopes local ‘guests’ will become tourism ambassadors, encouraging out-of-town friends and family to visit Ottawa
Downtown convention facility that attracted more than 63,000 out-of-town visitors in the 2019-20 fiscal year has seen its revenues plummet during the pandemic.
Organization says limits on the size of public gatherings and other measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 would “interfere” with spectators’ enjoyment of the event.
Ottawa is gearing up for its own year of tournaments and championships as local and national teams prepare to bring their competitions to the capital.
Despite the ongoing restrictions on large in-person gatherings, local and provincial associations are finding creative ways to host their conferences and events.
A new 10-week training program is aimed at helping Indigenous entrepreneurs bring their tourism business ideas to life.
Professional meeting and event facilities are allowed to host gatherings of up to 50 people in individual rooms or event spaces within a building.
Guests who book at least a two-day stay in one of 30 participating hotels will receive the cards as part of a new promotional campaign.
With many residents choosing to spend their holidays close to home this summer, several Ottawa attractions are adjusting their offerings to cater to those looking to explore hidden gems.