Adventure Canada’s Swan & HAC’s Pollard Inducted Into Canadian Tourism Hall Of Fame
Adventure Canada Co-Founder & President Matthew Swan and Hotel Association of Canada Past President Anthony Pollard will be inducted into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame as part of the upcoming Tourism Congress. The ceremony will take place November 29th at the Air Canada Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame Luncheon.
Matthew Swan’s Adventure Canada specializes in expedition cruises to Canada’s Arctic, Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador. Adventure Canada has grown a great deal in the nearly 3 decades since it began, but is still proud to be a small, family-owned and operated company.
Anthony Pollard is the past President of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). In this capacity he led the work of HAC in making the Canadian lodging industry more productive, competitive and profitable. He has 36 years of government relations experience having served earlier in his career as Special Assistant to the federal Minister of Transport and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State. Anthony headed up the Hotel Association of Canada since the establishment of its national office in Ottawa in 1991. He is a frequent guest lecturer at many colleges and universities as well as a speaker at national and international conferences. Anthony also served as Managing Director of the Green Key Global suite of environmental certification programs including the GSTC Recognized Green Key Eco-Rating Program and the Green Key Meetings Program. He has also held a variety of voluntary positions including that of Vice President of the International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IHRA), member of the Board of Directors of the IHRA, the University of Guelph, Humber College, Algonquin College and the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council. He is a founding member of the Government Relations Institute of Canada and was previously the volunteer President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He served as an active member on many Canadian Tourism Commission committees and is a member of the Editorial Board of Canadian Lodging News.
Anthony has been recognized nationally and internationally with awards including the Ordre du Mérite Hôtelier du Québec, the Pinnacle Award, the Pistilli Environmental Award and the Confrérie internationale des Amis de l'Hotellerie et de la Restauration.
In 2012 Anthony Pollard was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for dedicated service to his peers, to the community and to Canada. That same year he was also the recipient of the Hotelier Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award.