The Awards Committee is responsible for establishing the award categories as well as the criteria for each category to ensure that all TMAC media members have an opportunity to participate. The Committee is also responsible for sourcing, vetting and liaising with the judges (non-TMAC members) as well as facilitating the Awards component of the Annual Conference and AGM.
For more information or to join the Awards Committee, contact Tracy Ford.
The Communications Committee is responsible all internal and external communications to and/or about TMAC members and membership. Publications include TMAC Travels (published bi-monthly) and the Annual Report. It is also responsible for vetting and scheduling all e-mail blasts to TMAC members. Other duties include the building of the TMAC brand as well as the content management of the website, including recommendations for future site development. From time to time, the Communications Committee will be called upon to write and distribute press releases about TMAC for external distribution.
For more information, or to join the Communications Committee, contact Elizabeth Kerr.
The Conference Committee is currently comprised of four TMAC media and industry members as well as the Conference host. In addition to helping develop the overall program for the upcoming conference, the conference committee is also responsible for developing and editing a comprehensive RFP and overseeing the selection process for the purpose of securing future hosts.
For more information, or to join the Conference Committee, contact Suzie Loiselle.
The Industry Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing all industry applications to ensure all criteria for membership have been met. This involves checking references and material submitted. Once vetted and accepted, the President, Chapter Chair and Executive Director officially welcome each member.
The Media Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing all media applications to ensure all criteria for membership have been met. This involves checking references and material submitted. Once vetted and accepted, the President, Chapter Chair and Executive Director officially welcome each member.
For more information, or to join the Media Membership Committee, contact Elizabeth Kerr.
The Membership Benefits Committee sources partnerships with service providers (i.e., car rentals, hotels, etc.) and manufacturers or retailers who will offer preferred pricing for TMAC members that add value and differentiate TMAC from other associations. Other initiatives include the ongoing updating of the Editors’ List and access to other great resources (such as job posts, etc.) and association/joint initiatives.
For more information, or to join the Membership Benefits Committee, contact Elizabeth Kerr.
As the travel media industry evolves in this ever-changing digital world, TMAC has created a special committee - the Membership Growth and Innovation Committee. Recognizing that TMAC needs to grow its membership base to reflect the current external media landscape, the committee’s first identified priority is to review the existing media membership criteria and ensure it is in alignment with today’s landscape.
For more information, or to join the Membership Growth and Innovation Committee, contact Holly Lenk.
The Professional Development Committee co-ordinates all national PD efforts, including seminars, panels and workshops offered at the National AGM and Conference. This task includes gathering ideas for potential speakers, contacting speakers and finalizing speaking arrangements, as well as coordinating volunteers to be greeters and moderators. The PD Committee may also coordinate additional national PD activities throughout the year through online webinars and co-ordination of joint events with like-minded associations.
The Social Committee is responsible for TMAC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. In addition to the development of social media guidelines for TMACers, the Committee also reviews and recommends what topics to promote on an ongoing basis. Based on a master schedule, each member is responsible for one week per month managing one or more accounts based on time availability, knowledge and personal specialties.
For more information, or to join the Social Media Committee, contact John Geary.
The primary role of the Volunteer Committee is to work with Committee Chairs and Co-chairs to recruit volunteers, assess time commitments and skill sets and match these with the resources required by each Committee.
For more information, or to join the Volunteer Committee, contact Elizabeth Kerr.