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Congratulations Peter Armstrong
June 4, 2008, 4:10 pm
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I am so proud to have known Peter Armstrong since he knocked at my door when I was Director of Sales of Delta’s Airport Inn back in 1976.  He wanted to talk about Guest Service and how he could change the vistor to Vancouver’s experience onboard a sightseeing tour.  He has continuted that comittment to Quality Service ever since. 

You can to to http://www.rockymountaineer.com and click on the souvenir section/library to order the book TRIP OF A LIFETIME which tells the story of Rocky Mountianeer.  It is a wonderful 15 year history of this ‘overnight success.  Tomorrow is the day that they will welcome thier ONE MILLIONTH GUEST onboard. 

‘This is one of the most deserved awards given out in the history of Canada’s tourism Industry.   Congratulations Peter!

Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame inductees honoured
June 3, 2008
Canada’s tourism products and services are among the best in the world, in no small part because of committed people like the five individuals inducted into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame at an intimate reception at the Westin Hotel, in Ottawa.

“These five Canadians have made remarkable contributions over the years to the tourism sector and to their communities,” says Randy Williams, President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). “All are an inspiration to their peers, role models for young people entering the sector and outstanding examples of what can be achieved through tourism in Canada.”

TIAC is proud to announce this year’s inductees are Peter Armstrong, Walter Smith, Jean-Marc Eustache, Guy Laliberté and The Hon. Charles Lapointe.

Peter Armstrong
Founder of Rocky Mountaineer Vacations
As the founder of Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, Peter Armstrong has seen his organization evolve from a small entrepreneurial start-up company into one of Canada’s leading tourism providers. He helped revitalize train travel in Canada, offering visitors the “World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train”. His commitment to excellence extends beyond the visitor experience; the company has also been recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers.

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