Ian McMillan has been recognized for his ongoing advocacy work in the tourism industry.
McMillan, the former executive director of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, received the Col. Don Dailley Lifetime Achievement Award during the 36th annual general meeting of Attractions Ontario on May 10.
Before his retirement in 2018, McMillan had served as executive director of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie since 2001.
Additional roles he’s filled include international marketing specialist at Destination Northern Ontario, president of Attractions Ontario, and chair of Cruise Ontario as part of the Great Lakes Cruises Coalition. He currently serves on the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario Board and on the Sector Committee of Destination Ontario.
In 2017, he was inducted into the Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) Hall of Fame.
Attractions Ontario is a non-profit association, dedicated solely to optimizing attendance for its member attractions.
As the only provincewide trade association dedicated exclusively to the attractions sector of the tourism industry, Attractions Ontario members encompass over 500 public and privately owned attractions in numerous categories such as amusement parks, historical sites, cultural activities, arts and entertainment, and adventure tourism.