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Industry Relations Report Now Available

Your Industry relations Assessment report is now available.  Click DCBA Industry Relations Assessment Report June 6 2014 (1) to view the pdf.

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Safety First in Cape Breton, May 9, 2014 – Register Now!

In January 2013, the Canadian Standards Association published their first voluntary standard for addressing psychological health and safety in the workplace. Join us on May 9th, 2014, to learn more about psychological health in the workplace and to listen to our lineup of industry experts speak on a variety of health and safety topics relevant in […]

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DCBA 2014 Industry Day & Awards Pictures

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As your destination marketing organization, how can we best serve your needs?

Good afternoon and Happy Wednesday, Please read below to learn how you can enter your name to win a package for two with a value of $250 (package includes an overnight stay at a Cape Breton accommodation of your choice and dining voucher, not to exceed $250). It is with much enthusiasm that we extend […]

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2014 Sydney Ports Corporation Cruise Ship Schedule

Good afternoon everyone. As we look with disbelief at the piles of snow still left on our dockside along with ice still in our harbour, we refuse to do anything but think positive about our first cruise ship call. Please find the Cruise Ship Schedule attached; a schedule showing growth again over last year.  FYI […]

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ECBC Festival & Events Funding

Festivals and Events Program   Each year, ECBC makes funding available to assist incorporated, non-profit entities organize and host festivals and events. The assistance is targeted at events with the potential to generate new visitation or to better serve visitors to the island, increase lengths of stay and spending, and improve the quality of the […]

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2014 Tourism Industry Day and Gala Awards Dinner Invitation

   To Register click HERE   To Register click HERE

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ISIS Skills Match – Information Session

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How to Use LinkedIn to Engage Your Employees and Grow Your Business

The hospitality industry covers a vast range of travel, tourism, and entertainment venues, but its employees all have one thing in common: they deal with people.  As a result, hospitality businesses and employees who reach out to people in many different ways improve their chances of expanding business and engaging fully in their work. If […]

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DCBA Industry Day 2014 – Host Request For Proposal

DCBA Industry Days is an opportunity for a host to showcase their property as well as their region.  Please provide a full price quote. Proposed Date – April 11th, 2014 Opening Refreshments 150 pp (Coffee/Tea/Juice Assorted Pastries) (8:45am-9:45am) Meeting Space for 150 ½ round table facing front & AV (Riser/Screen for LCD/Mic/Sound/Podium/On Site Tech) (all […]

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2013 TIANS Tourism Summit

4 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE TOURISM SUMMIT! Today’s Tourism Summit Highlight is… SHIFTING GEARS THROUGH LEADERSHIP AND STORYTELLING SPEAKER: TIM MAGWOOD Sponsored by: Bay Ferries Storytelling is a unique and highly effective technique to engage, influence and to challenge. Tim Magwood of The Mark of a Leader will bring his charismatic and practical style to […]

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NSMW Gala Awards & Gordie Sampson Presents “Songs & Stories”

The NSLC Gala Awards Show Be a part of the NSLC Gala Awards show! Nova Scotia Music Week’s marquee event will showcase the province’s top artists and honour our best music from this year. The Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion will be transformed into a glamorous venue where you can walk the red carpet, rub shoulders […]

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The 2013 Nova Scotia Local Wishlist!

In 2012, The Local Traveler launched The Local Wishlist campaign. It was created to showcase great gift ideas available from independently owned local businesses and local producers and to make it easier for shoppers to find and purchase their gifts closer to home. Shoppers enjoyed using it, producers connected with retailers and awareness was raised […]

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CBC Mainstreet Interview With Roger Brooks – CBRM Tourism Assessment

If you missed Roger Brooks Tourism Assessment at Center 200 last week here is his radio interview with CBC’s Wendy Bergfeldt. http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Maritimes/ID/2414700819/   Roger’s team is made up of the brightest and most creative minds in the business, carefully recruited from throughout North America. Every team member shares a passion for helping people live more […]

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Getting To Know … Walter Muise DCBA Accounts Manager

Accounts Manager. Ensure funding is available for projects and events that occur across the island. Maximize our resources to reach as many visitors to our fair island as possible. Hometown: I grew up on George Street in Sydney. Attended university in Halifax and worked many years for Emera the parent company to Nova Scotia Power. […]

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Clash at Cabot Links – Cape Breton Post

INVERNESS — They may have been friendly opponents for the inaugural Match at Cabot Links on Monday, but PGA Tour pros Graham DeLaet and Graeme McDowell agreed that the Inverness course has the potential to someday host a tour stop. “I can’t think of any reason why a golf course like this couldn’t host a […]

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TIANS Crystal & Pineapple Awards Call For Nominations

CRYSTAL TOURISM AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE TIANS is accepting nominations for the 2013 Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence being held on Tuesday, November 26th at the World Trade and Convention Centre. Take this opportunity to recognize excellence in your community and nominate a tourism business or individual that has made a significant contribution to the tourism […]

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ROAM: Redefining the educational travel industry

ROAM is a company dedicated to bringing education, adventure, cultural exploration and travel all under one all inclusive trip. ROAM specializes in creating unique opportunities for students and travelers to connect with others and experience diverse cultures –  the rich cultural background of Cape Breton. Whether it is language immersion, cultural exploration, community involvement or volunteerism, […]

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Lumière. Contemporary Art. Unconventional Spaces.

September 28, 2013 6:58 pm – 11:58 pm Downtown Sydney Lumière is Cape Breton’s first and only annual art-at-night festival. In the spirit of the international Nuit Blanche phenomenon, Lumière brings contemporary art projects to the streets, shop fronts, sidewalks and public spaces of downtown Sydney for an immersive and unforgettable evening. For one night […]

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Seasonal Tourist Business Designation

  A business that is closed for at least four months in the taxation year and is a   restaurant roofed accommodation camping establishment   is considered a Seasonal Tourist Business and may receive a reduced tax rate on your municipal tax bill.   To be eligible for a reduced commercial tax rate, property owners […]

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Events Cape Breton Moves Forward with New Director

Destination Cape Breton Association (DCBA), in partnership with Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (ECBC) is pleased to announce Glen MacDonald as the new Director of Events Cape Breton. DCBA and ECBC have been working for the past year with key industry partners to bring the Events Cape Breton entity, which has been a dormant organization, back […]

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‘Right Some Good’ takes home top honours

At the recent Meeting Professionals International Atlantic Canada Chapter Awards Gala, Right Some Good was honoured with the Event of the Year Award. Also known as MPI, this professional group represents the best of meeting and event professionals and is a global association. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be awarded the Best Event of the Year […]

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