Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tourism Awareness Week ~ Interview "Scoop" with Rob Carnegie, Director of Tourism ~ Kingston Tourism

Tourism Week ~ Kingston Tourism Kicks Off
Monday, June 9 - Sunday, June 15, 2014
Tourism Kingston is pleased to announce that Tourism Awareness Week will take place in Kingston from Monday, June 9 – Sunday, June 15.  A full roster of activities has been organized including a free barbeque for Kingston and area residents at the Visitor Information Centre, 209 Ontario Street and free admission for residents to select Kingston museums.
Ontario Visited ~ Interview with
Tourism Kingston (Kingston Economic Development Corporation)
Rob Carnegie, Director of Tourism, Marketing & Development
Rob Carnegie, Director of Tourism, Marketing & Development
Over the course of the year I have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Rob Carnegie, Director of Tourism, Marketing and Development for Tourism Kingston. You might be surprised to learn that it was not in an office setting that we met. It was on a warm summers evening at Fort Henry, National Historic Site of Canada in Kingston. Ontario Visited had the pleasure of enjoying the fantastic music of Rob Carnegie, singer/songwriter extraordinaire. Rob is an experienced and professional New Country Artist. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, Fort Henry is now providing, as quoted from Mr. Will Baird, Manager … “Edutainment... educating while entertaining".  The evening we met Rob Carnegie he and is group were performing on the rooftop at the Fort prior to the famous Sunset Ceremonies! This meeting has now led to a Series of “INSIDE SCOOP” Blog articles that I hope you will enjoy as we share some of the INSIDE SCOOP, knowledge and insight into an the complex world of TOURISM!
Rob Carnegie, at Fort Henry, Kingston, Ontario

THE JOURNEY BEGINS … The Many Roles of Tourism for Rob Carnegie
As Director for Tourism Kingston, a division of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Rob Carnegie oversees a team of 5 staff including a seasonal team of 8 students which work out of the Visitor Information Offices in the City. In this position, he develops key partnerships with municipal and provincial government agencies along with key local industry stakeholders. Carnegie oversees the coordination and execution in multiple tourism industry segments including Leisure/Consumer, Meetings & Conferences, Travel Trade, Sport Tourism, Travel Media, Tourism Attraction and Visitor Services. Further to the marketing portfolio, he manages the Tourism Attraction & Investment file with a focus on developing Kingston's product offering to visitors.
Our mission is to ensure that Kingston remains a world class city by supporting tourism marketing and development so that we're the destination of choice for visitors from all over the world. Tourism Kingston believes in making your stay a first class experience and every day we strive to assist our partners in allowing their visitors to experience Kingston to its fullest, and enjoy their visit to our City.    

We hope you will check in again as I will continue my Series of Blog Articles with Mr. Rob Carnegie, and Tourism Kingston! Lots more to come! In the meantime, please check out their website at http://tourism.kingstoncanada.com/.

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