From the entire TMAC Board of Directors, we wish you and your families all the best this holiday season!
TMAC is a Canadian not-for-profit association serving industry and media travel professionals. We cultivate relationships that result in relevant connections, comprehensive opportunities and successful outcomes.
Founded in 1994, TMAC represents Canada’s most professional and productive experts in the field of travel. The Association currently has almost 400 members — Canadian writers, photographers, videographers, bloggers and social media mavens, as well as highly respected representatives of the travel industry from around the world. Our membership is well represented across Canada and supports four regional chapters: British Columbia, Alberta & NWT, Ontario and Atlantic. TMAC is currently working on furthering its regional chapter representation, specifically developing a Quebec chapter. Each year, TMAC members gather for an ambitious and wide-ranging annual conference to exchange story ideas, explore new destinations and keep up to date on skills, trends and techniques. Most importantly, industry partners are able to showcase their destinations at the Media Marketplace, a scheduled one-on-one networking session that brings together industry and media members. Throughout the year, each chapter holds a series of local events, activities, presentations and professional development sessions attended by both media and industry members.
Mission: TMAC is a Canadian not-for-profit association serving industry and media travel professionals. We cultivate relationships that result in relevant connections, comprehensive opportunities and successful outcomes. As an organization, we strive for inclusivity, openness and forward-thinking in the ever-changing travel industry environment.
From the entire TMAC Board of Directors, we wish you and your families all the best this holiday season!
Just 10 days until Christmas! How are you getting in the spirit of the season? TMAC member Lindsay Davies of I've Been Bit :: Travel Blog has been out enjoying some of the festive light displays close to home in Ontario.
Looking for some festive fun? Explore some of these incredible Christmas Lights in Ontario as they bring cheer across the province!
Ever thought of visiting Richmond, BC? TMAC Member Claudia Laroye of The Travelling Mom shares how to spend the perfect day in the city.
Some of the best things to do in Richmond, B.C. include bird-spotting, strolling through a historic shipyard and tasting your way through the Dumpling Trail.
This holiday season is certainly a strange one for many. See how TMAC Member Judi Cohen is “traveling” through the past and some of her traditions that her family has missed over the years.
It’s a strange feeling. I can’t remember the last holiday season our family spent at home in Toronto.
Looking to try your hand at ice fishing this winter? TMAC Member Jennifer Bain has the details for some of the best ice fishing in Canada!
Get your cool on this winter wetting a line through the ice
Hello December! ❄️ Who agrees with us that it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas? #TMACtravel
📸: Liz Campbell (Fork on the Move)
With the weather getting colder, a number of our members have been embracing the wintery vibes thanks to the tea kits they received during a TMAC member-only event with TEALEAVES and the BC/Yukon Chapter!
Virtual events like these are just one of the perks of becoming a member. Take a look at https://www.travelmedia.ca/membership and see why you should become a member.
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Just one month until Christmas! Are you in the holiday spirit? While we might not be able to visit Germany this year, this article from TMAC Member Lucas Aykroyd about Munich might help bring some Christmas cheer
Winter in Saskatchewan: Up in the Air. + Snow Shovelling 101; Cannabis and Driving; Stylish Gift Picks; Winter Driving Tips.
Who's thinking a cozy night at a cabin sounds pretty fantastic right about now? We're definitely dreaming of one thanks to this photo of the Yukon from TMAC member Morgan Sommerville!
Who loves a great road trip? TMAC Member Dale Dunlop of The Maritime Explorer has just the article for you. Be warned though, you'll be wanderlusting for these views along the Fundy Trail Parkway!
New Brunswick's Fundy Trail Parkway joins the Cabot Trail as a great Maritimes scenic drive. Here's why you must drive it soon.
Looking for some staycation ideas in Calgary? TMAC Member Yashy Murphy of Parenting to Go shares this great guide to hotels in the city for Skyscanner
Looking for the best hotels in Calgary? From family hotels to luxury stays with full-service spas, these top picks await you in Calgary.
No matter what the week throws at you, we hope it'll include some moments of peace - possibly with some great views too.
📸: TMAC Member Emma Yardley
Looking to support local in the Ottawa area this weekend? TMAC Member Christopher Mitchell can help with his guide to the Ottawa Farmer's Market
The Ottawa Farmers' Market, established in 2006, started from humble beginnings over at Lansdowne Park,
Happy Halloween from all of us at the Travel Media Association of Canada!
It might have been a dreary week in Ontario but it looks like the weekend is clearing up - perfect for a game of golf! TMAC Member Christopher Mitchell of travelingmitch shares about his experience playing at Durham Region's Royal Ashburn Golf Club.
Royal Ashburn Golf Course in Whitby, Ontario, is one of the best golf courses in Durham Region, and top public golf courses in Canada. Now, you can “stay and play” at Royal Ashburn.
It's not too late to get out and enjoy the fall colours in Ontario! TMAC Member W. Andrew Powell will inspire you to get outside with this beautiful video of Silent Lake Provincial Park
We took a trip to Silent Lake Provincial Park, near Bancroft, Ontario, to enjoy a few days of fall at a cabin in the woods. We hiked, went canoeing, and enjo...
Would you embark on a West Coast Safari in Nimmo Bay, British Columbia? We think the answer will be yes after reading this article from TMAC Member Nancy Besharah of Luxe Travel Family!
In this adventure article, Nancy Besharah takes to the Pacific Ocean to chase sea lions, dolphins, whales and more!
At this time of year, the mornings are misty in Tofino but as TMAC Member Lisa Kadane shares, this British Columbian jewel is full of adventure.
Tofino is Canada's original hippie town, and it's still the crunchiest place in the country. Find out more about this offbeat British Columbian destination.
Are you looking to stay up to date on the latest Canadian travel news? TMAC Member Jim Byers just launched a brand new website aimed at sharing important information for Canadian travellers.
There has been no dedicated online source in Canada for Canadian consumers to get updates, news and information on domestic […]
Would you ever want to be a "ginny pig"? TMAC Member Darcy Rhyno shares more about how you can make your own personalized gin blend at the Nova Scotia GINstitute
Thomas Steinhart holds his pinky beneath the spout of my mini, two-litre still to catch a drop of the gin I’m cooking up. I’ve gone with a spicy citrus blend of botanicals that are heavy on the grapefruit and orange peel, with the
Are you daydreaming of Europe today? If not, you will be after reading this article from TMAC Member Gregory George of followsummer all about Lyon, France
Lyon makes an excellent historical and tasty home base should you consider exploring further afield.
Did you know you could catch a 17 pound salmon in Lake Ontario - an hour from Toronto no less? TMAC Member Christopher Mitchell of travelingmitch has all the insider details!
When it comes to Lake Ontario fishing charters, you aren’t going to beat “The Reel Mistress.” It’s great fishing near Toronto, right in York Durham Headwaters.
It's officially autumn & that means it's apple picking season! If you're looking for some apple-themed trips from Ottawa, check out this post from TMAC Member Laura Byrne Paquet of Ottawa Road Trips! #TMACtravel
Updated September 9, 2020. Autumn is coming! And if nothing says “fall” to you…
It's not too late to plan an amazing road trip in Ontario! TMAC Member Lindsay Davies of I've Been Bit :: A Travel Blog gives you a taste of Northern Ontario with all of these fantastic things to do in Thunder Bay
This Northwestern Ontario city is a must-visit in the province. Here's your ultimate guide to the city & all the fun things to do in Thunder Bay Ontario!
With COVID rearing its ugly head, many industries had to get creative to adapt to the ever-changing situation. TMAC Member Linda Barnard shares how chefs in Tofino and Ucluelet are putting a new spin on destination weddings during these unprecedented times.
When COVID-19 crashed the summer wedding season, Tofino and Ucluelet chefs had to find ways to think big about going smaller. But as any chef will tell you, the quick pivot is something nimble kitchen professionals excel at. As couples from all over the world cancelled or postponed long-booked event...
Are you in Alberta and looking for some end of summer road trip inspiration? Check out this great post by TMAC Member Carol Patterson!
Long Time Dreaming and Road Tripping in Southeast Alberta
Interested in connecting with Canadians and sharing stories of immigration? Would you like to develop on-brand strategy to maximize social media reach and reputation? Have you ever dreamed of living by the ocean?
The Canadian Museum of Immigration / Musée canadien de l'immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax is looking for an experienced communicator to manage our social media channels and media relations activities. If this sounds like you or someone you know please check out the detailed job description. Competition closes October 8.
If you're looking for a new way to explore BC's Sunshine Coast, you have to check out this article from TMAC Member Bianca Bujan as she experienced the brand new Flights to Flights Air and Ale Tour from Sunshine Coast Art Tours! #TMACtravel
A new tour on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast pairs a flight with, well, flights - of beer and cider.
This might be the cutest article you'll read all week. TMAC Member Jennifer Bain shares about her incredible experience on a baby seal safari in Quebec.
It's the trip to Canada that just might beat Banff or the Northern Lights.
Are you dreaming of Japan? This article from TMAC Member Linda Barnard will have you wanting to plan a visit once it's safe to travel internationally again.
Have you ever been to Revelstoke? This article from TMAC Member Jacqui Louie will have you wanting to plan a visit sooner rather than later!
Revelstoke, B.C. was named a must-do on National Geographic’s Ultimate Adventure Bucket List, and is a great place for a family vacation.
Have you ever tried glamping? Whether your answer is yes or no, you'll want to check out Pine Brae. TMAC Member Laura Byrne Paquet of Ottawa Road Trips has all the details!
The brand-new Pine Brae Wilderness Escape near Perth bills itself as a "glamping" spot. So what the heck is "glamping"?
While the coronavirus has kept international visitors away, local travellers have been keen to support the local tourism businesses surrounding them. This article from TMAC Member Claudia Laroye shares 4 success stories from BC properties since reopening!
British Columbia has been in Phase 3 for nearly a month, and the hotels, resorts and backcountry lodges in the province have gradually reopened to welcome back guests eager for a change of scenery and a chance to relax and enjoy holiday time this summer
Looking for a fun date night idea or family outing? Head to a drive-in movie theatre! You won't want to miss this article from TMAC Member Jane Canapini of Grownup Travels sharing where you can find them across Canada.
The summer of 2020 looks like it will be a boom year for drive-in theatres in Canada. Here's why, plus a list of 39 operating drive-ins across the country.
This is the summer of local travel! If you're thinking of heading to Ottawa, don't miss Ottawa Tourism's current promotion: book at least a two-night stay at one of 30+ Ottawa hotels, you’ll receive a $100 Visa gift card to spend on dinner, tours, attractions, or souvenirs!
For full details, visit https://ottawatourism.ca/en/itsonus
Visit Ottawa this year and get $100 spending money, on us! Book a 2-night stay and get a $100 VISA gift card to use on activities, attractions and restaurants of your choice!
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