Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Honourable Charles Lapointe Recipient of Travel Gay Canada LGBT Tourism Leadership Award

Travel Gay Canada (TGC), Canada’s national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) tourism industry association, announced that The Honourable Charles Lapointe has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 LGBT Tourism Leadership Award.

The LGBT Tourism Leadership Award is presented to an individual that has made significant contributions to LGBT tourism within Canada.  This TGC Hall of Fame Award will be presented on Friday, November 18th, 2011 at the 2nd Annual Travel Gay Canada LGBT Tourism Conference.

“The choice for our first award was unanimous,” said Darrell Schuurman, Chair, Travel Gay Canada.  “Mr. Lapointe has been a leader in the industry for several years, and has been instrumental in developing the LGBT travel market for Montréal, for Québec, and for Canada.”

The theme for TGC’s 2nd Annual LGBT Tourism Conference is Create, Imagine, Innovate.  The conference will be held at The Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, on November 18th, 2011.  The Award will be presented to The Honourable Charles Lapointe during the luncheon.

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) is the 2011 sponsor of the TGC Hall of Fame Awards.