Tourism Saskatoon opens Tourism Week in Canada with a Major Announcement

Published: May 14, 2012

Saskatoon to host the 2013 Travel Media Association of Canada Conference

SASKATOON, SK – Tourism Saskatoon is delighted to announce that Saskatoon is the host destination for the 2013 Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) conference and AGM.

Saskatoon was officially presented as the 2013 host destination at the 2012 TMAC conference held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, earlier this month.  

“We are very grateful to be the host destination for the 2013 Travel Media Association of Canada conference and AGM,” said Todd Brandt, President and CEO of Tourism Saskatoon. “Saskatoon is a vibrant city and we are excited to be able to showcase our city to Canada’s top travel media. We look forward to welcoming both the media and our industry counterparts to Saskatoon next June.”

Founded in 1994, TMAC is Canada’s most professional and productive experts in the field of travel. The association is comprised of 450 members including writers, photographers, filmmakers, bloggers and social media mavens, as well as highly respected representatives of the travel industry.

The annual conference is an opportunity for TMAC members to exchange story ideas, explore new destinations and keep up-to-date on skills, trends and techniques. Industry members are able to showcase their destinations at the media marketplace, a scheduled business-to-business networking session.

“The Travel Media Association of Canada holds its annual conference in a different location every year. We look at each destination and assess it carefully in terms of its ability to deliver on everything our members need,” said Michele Sponagle, TMAC President. “That includes everything from suitable accommodations, accessible and affordable transportation, the wealth of story ideas and the expertise and support of the local and provincial tourism partners for putting on a memorable conference.”

“Saskatoon impressed us on all fronts, from the strength of its culinary scene, great June weather, range of outdoor activities and warm hospitality,” Sponagle added. “We are thrilled to be sharing all that Saskatoon offers with our members in 2013.”

The 2013 TMAC conference and AGM will take place June 12 – 15. The host hotels are the Delta Bessborough and the Sheraton Cavalier, located in the heart of downtown Saskatoon.

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Media contacts:

Angela Moore
Director of Media
Tourism Saskatoon
Direct: 306-931-7585

Todd Brandt
President & CEO
Tourism Saskatoon
Direct: 306-931-7574

About Tourism Saskatoon
Tourism Saskatoon is a membership-based, non-profit visitor and convention bureau marketing Saskatoon and region as a destination of choice for leisure and business travel. Services include convention and events attraction, media relations, and membership services and advocacy. One of only a few destinations in Canada, Tourism Saskatoon holds Destination Marketing Accreditation by Destination Marketing Association International. Nicknamed “the hub city” for its numerous domestic and international transportation connections, Saskatoon is known for its expansive parklands and admired for its arts and culture scene, festivals and major sporting events. For more information, visit

101-202 Fourth Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Phone: (306) 242-1206 | Fax: (306) 242-1955 | 1-800-567-2444