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Industry Canada

December 20, 2013 11:40 ET

Industry Minister James Moore Announces Appointment of Rita Tsang to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Tourism Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 20, 2013) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), today announced the appointment of Ms. Rita Tsang to the CTC Board of Directors.

"Ms. Tsang has nearly 40 years of entrepreneurial experience in the travel sector, with a particular focus on Asian markets," said Minister Moore. "Her expertise and extensive background will help to enhance the work of the Canadian Tourism Commission Board, will help to increase Canada's brand globally and will inspire more travellers to visit our beautiful country."

Ms. Tsang is founder, chair and Chief Executive Officer of Tour East Group, Canada's largest travel service provider to China and Asia. In 2010, she was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Tourism and Hospitality category, and from 2001 to 2005, Ms. Tsang was voted one of Canada's top three women owners by PROFIT magazine's W100. In 2004, she was honoured with the Order of Ontario.

Ms. Tsang is a member of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, a governor of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and a campaign executive for the Renaissance ROM renovation initiative.

Ms. Tsang holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) is Canada's national tourism marketing organization. A federal Crown corporation, it leads the Canadian tourism industry in marketing Canada as a premier four-season tourism destination. Its vision is to inspire the world to explore Canada. With the Government of Canada, the provinces and territories, and its partners in the tourism industry, the CTC promotes Canada's extraordinary experiences in 11 countries around the world. It conducts market research, offers stunning visuals through the Brand Canada Library and provides resources and toolkits to help industry leverage Canada's successful tourism brand-Canada. Keep Exploring. For further information, visit the CTC website (www.canada.travel).

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Contact Information

  • Jake Enwright
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Honourable James Moore
    Minister of Industry
    613-995-9001

    Margaret Nevin
    Senior Corporate Communications Advisor
    Communications & Government Relations
    Canadian Tourism Commission
    604-638-8406
    nevin.margaret@ctc-cct.ca

    Media Relations
    Industry Canada
    613-943-2502
    1-800-328-6189
    media-relations@ic.gc.ca