Travel Media Association of Canada marks 30th Anniversary with Awards Gala saluting our Industry and Media Members

June 18, 2024 (Toronto, ON) – The 2024 national conference of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) attracted unprecedented interest from 260 delegates from across Canada and beyond to St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador from June 12th to 16th, 2024, culminating in an Awards Gala celebrating the judged best stories of 2023 authored by Canadian accredited travel media creators. The Awards further recognized the professionalism of destination industry members and acknowledged the dedication of volunteer members that lead the association.

The conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador saw registration reach capacity in a mere five hours of the opening and marks the 30th anniversary of the Association. This travel conference represents the largest gathering of Canadian travel media in 2024.

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Click here to view All Award Winners & Honorable Mentions, with links to work submissions

The annual TMAC conference is held in host locations across Canada and occasionally in international destinations. This year, the opportunity to visit St. John’s meant that hundreds of members registered on the first day of opening. In addition to the conference itself, media members participate in pre- and post-conference experiences in Newfoundland & Labrador.

“St. John’s put together a fantastic menu of experiences and opportunities in the city and throughout the province,” said TMAC President and freelance travel journalist Paul Knowles “And our Conference Committee volunteers, led by chair Rod Charles of and co-chair Katie Conklin of Discover Halifax did a spectacular job of organizing networking, professional development, and entertainment events for our members.”

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About the Travel Media Association of Canada

Rooted in Canada with an international reach, the Travel Media Association of Canada creates a positive space for travel media and travel industry professionals to cultivate relationships that result in relevant collaborative, comprehensive opportunities and successful outcomes to foster and inspire travel. Its over 375 members include accredited Canadian travel media and representatives of travel destinations in Canada and across the globe. For more information, visit


Christine Painter
Travel Media Association of Canada