2008 Accommodation of the Year Award Winners!

Yesterday was the 2008 Central Nova Tourist Association’s annual Conference and Award Banquet.  I attended the full day of workshops, and D’Arcy joined me for the banquet after school.  You can just imagine our delight when it came time for the Accommodation Award to be announced, and the following was read:

“Centrally located and minutes from the Bay of Fundy in Truro’s West End, on the corner of Prince and Broad Street, lies one of the town’s finest early 20th  century homes.  This majestic, four star Bed & Breakfast is on a large, private treed lot and has a rich European flavour, accented with decorative moldings and leaded glass windows.  When visitors arrive they are greeted in a grand entryway with dark, beamed ceilings and a beautifully carved, graceful curving staircase to the second floor.  Each room is decorated with antique furnishings and keepsakes which capture the imagination.

Submitted to CNTA on the “Above & Beyond” comment cards, one visitor from New York states:  “Beautiful, tasteful, comfortable room, thoughtful amenities, above and beyond what would be expected, beautiful set table, excellent breakfast served on elegant fine china, friendly, welcoming family service.”

Another submission by a visitor from Philadelphia writes:  “As an outdoor and travel writer who has visited many places and written about some; I can attest to the fact that this is by far among the best, possibly “THE BEST” B&B in which we’ve ever stayed.  The quality of the lodging, the kindness and hospitality of the owners and the above and beyond touches makes this B&B one of which Nova Scotia – Canada – in fact, should boast.”

Visitor comments on their website attest to innkeepers Anne & D’Arcy McDonah’s attention to detail, tradition and maritime hospitality which will keep visitors returning.  The Central Nova Tourist Association is pleased to bestow the CNTA 2008 Accommodation of the Year Award to Belgravia B&B.”

Wow!  A huge “Thank You” to those who sent in comment cards on our behalf.  I haven’t  stopped smiling yet!

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In the news…

CNTA to discuss networking print this article
SHERRY MARTELL 
The Truro Daily NewsTRURO – Anne McDonah said networking with other tourism operators is a valuable tool to become informed about activities and accommodations offered in the region. 
The owner of Truro-based Belgravia Bed and Breakfast is looking forward to meeting with other industry participants at the Central Nova Tourist Association’s annual conference and banquet while discussing many issues facing them today. 
“I go every year just to see what is going on in the area and to see other tourism operators in the area,” said McDonah. 
She said working together to create packages for visiting guests is an effective way to attract more people to the region while giving them a reason to stay longer.
“It’s very beneficial for us to work with other operators and have a good relationship with each other,” said McDonah. 
The 29th annual conference will be held at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro March 5 and 6. 
Joyce Mingo, the association’s executive director, said more than 80 people are expected to attend this year’s event.
She said there are many small operators in the region who benefit from networking at the conference that traditionally brings many new ideas forward. 
There will be an overview of the industry, information about a new 
marketing program promoting three distinct shores, a visual show of snapshots from Central Nova Scotia, a silent auction, information about marketing levis and the introduction of a new Visitor Satisfaction Program which is already providing positive results to participants. 
The 2008 tourism awards will be presented during the Saturday evening banquet. 

smartell@trurodaily.com

28/02/09

 

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