Canada’s International Travel Website Wins GTEC Award

October 9, 2013 - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) today welcomed the announcement that, Canada’s official “one-stop shop” for online international travel information, has received the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) Award for Excellence in Public Service Delivery.

“The relaunch of is an essential part of our government’s commitment to providing Canadians with the tools and resources they need to make safe and smart decisions when travelling abroad,” said Minister of State Yelich.

The expansion, redesign and relaunch of is part of Canada’s new approach to online services and accessibility. The project involved integrating regularly updated content and resources from 12 government partners to help Canadians easily and efficiently find the information they need to make responsible and informed decisions about international travel. is supported by a social media presence that includes Facebook, Twitter, the Government of Canada’s first Foursquare channel and the Travel Smart mobile web app. is managed by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada in collaboration with the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canada Revenue Agency, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Environment Canada, Health Canada, Passport Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Safety Canada and Transport Canada.

The GTEC award recognizes outstanding achievements by the Government of Canada in implementing information management and technology. The award is part of an annual conference that showcases technologies and services, with a focus on the public sector.

For more information, please visit and the GTEC 2013 Distinction Awards Overview.

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Office of the Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular)

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