The Honourable Bardish Chagger
RJX looks forward to seeing what direction the new Minister will define for tourism in Canada. From her Government of Canada page, here is a little more about the incoming Minister. We wish her well in ner new position!
A natural leader and organizer, Bardish Chagger is devoted to inclusion and community building. From assisting with recreational sports for kids to volunteering with seniors, Bardish is committed to strengthening the bonds of the Waterloo community.
In her role with the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre, Bardish has worked to foster diversity within the community providing opportunities for social and economic engagement. As the former executive assistant to former Member of Parliament Andrew Telegdi, Bardish has a deep understanding of the issues that are important to residents of Waterloo, including manufacturing, technology and innovation.
Passionate about community involvement, Bardish has lent her support to many different causes and organizations including The Rotary Club of Waterloo, Interfaith Grand River, and the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin. She considers herself part of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms generation, and has participated in policy conferences on many issues including the advancement of same-sex marriage rights and the national manufacturing strategy.
Bardish graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science. In 2012, The Waterloo Region Recordrecognized Bardish as one of "40 under 40" who would lead the Region of Waterloo into the future.
Social Media is Changing Destination Branding
Ministers of Tourism and private sector leaders meeting at the 9th UNWTO & World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers' Summit agreed that destination branding and the way tourism marketing organizations operate need to be adapted to the changes brought in by social media (London, United Kingdom, 3 November 2015).
Over 60 tourism ministers and leaders from Facebook, Expedia, Melia Hotels, Eurostar and the World Travel and Tourism Council meeting in London discussed how market changes and consumer empowerment has fully shifted destination branding. Participants recalled that the current social media landscape requires destinations to invest further in understanding and engaging travellers in social media.
Celebrating Relationships Formed Around the Globe
In today's cosmopolitan Singapore, Singaporeans have many friends, relatives, and loved ones from around the world, and across myriad cultures. Singapore itself often becomes a backdrop to strike bonds with these loved ones over a tapestry of shared Singapore experiences. To celebrate these wonderfully diverse relationships, "Singapore Invites" is a new initiative launched by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), encouraging people from all over the world to invite their loved ones to experience Singapore together.
The premise of "Singapore Invites" is shared experiences in Singapore. Anyone around the world who has a story to share about their relationships or a vivid anecdote about a slice of Singapore they want to relive or experience, can participate and stand a chance to win a trip to Singapore with and for their overseas loved ones. Participants simply need to share a photo of an experience they would like to share with their intended invitee on Instagram and hashtag it with their country of residence (e.g. #Singapore) and #SingaporeInvites. Alternatively, entries can be submitted via www.yoursingapore.com/singaporeinvites. The contest period runs from 18 October to 6 December 2015.