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March 13, 2009 10:05 ET

Dragan Matovic Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Tourism Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 13, 2009) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), today appointed Dr. Dragan Matovic to the CTC's Board of Directors for a term of four years.

"Through his work in the tourism industry, Dr. Matovic has demonstrated his dedication to improving and promoting his community," said Minister Clement. "As a new board member of the CTC, I know that his passion and dedication for tourism will offer the board a fresh perspective in raising Canada's profile as a tourism destination."

Dr. Matovic currently serves as Principal/CEO of Halex Ventures Inc., a real estate development firm. Previously, Dr. Matovic was Principal/Vice-President of Rado-Mat Holdings (Canada) Ltd. from 1986 to 2002, and Principal/President of Rado-Mat Holdings U.S. Inc. from 1990 to 1997.

Dr. Matovic holds a Ph.D. in marketing from Virginia Tech and has done post-doctoral studies at Harvard University.

The role of the CTC is to market Canada internationally as a tourism destination of choice. With its partners in the tourism industry and at all levels of government, the CTC focuses its marketing efforts on 10 global markets, conducts industry research and studies, and promotes product and industry development. For further information on the CTC, visit its website at www.canada.travel.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Pema Lhalungpa - Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Canadian Tourism Commission
    Gloria Loree
    Executive Director
    Communications and Public Relations
    604-638-8365