NOSTA to host AGM October 31st

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NOSTA 2011 AGM

NOSTA 2011 AGM

THUNDER BAY – The North of Superior Travel Association (NOSTA) will hold its Annual General Meeting on October 31 and November 1 at the newly re-branded Airlane Hotel and Conference Centre. The two day event will commence on the evening of October 31 with an AGM Dinner with Keynote speaker Paul Nursey, VP Strategy & Corporate Communications, for the Canadian Tourism Commission.

Paul Nursey brings over 15 years of tourism related leadership and management experience to the Canadian Tourism Commission; with leadership positions working with such organizations as Rocky Mountaineer Railtours, Mount Seymour Resorts, Tourism Vancouver, snd the Greater Vancouver, Convention and Visitors Bureau. Paul joined the CTC in 2006 and has since worked in the U.S.

Leisure program, led the Product Innovation and Enhancement team and held the role of Executive Director, Strategy Management before becoming Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Communications in 2010.

Paul will report on the CTC’s desk research on the outdoor sectors and the CTC’s increased presence of their online web profile for both fishing and other outdoor activities such as hunting/outfitters. He will also speak to the CTC’s Signature Experience Collection and key research and market outlook insights. Also a part of the presentation will be the sharing of the CTC’s market research which show how customers purchase tourism products and how destinations have been affected and altered by changes of communications channels, particularly social media.

The event starts on October 31, with a reception at 5:00 PM, Dinner at 6:00 followed by Paul Nursey’s presentation. At the conclusion of the dinner, NOSTA will conduct round table discussions on the future of the North of Superior Travel Association.

On Thursday, November 1 the membership of NOSTA will gather at the Airlane Hotel and Conference Centre for the Annual General Meeting of the Association commencing at 9:00AM. Details of the AGM and a registration form are available on the NOSTA web site: www.nosta.on.ca

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