Georgetown native Perry Gotell was recognized at the recent Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. awards gala where he received the Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism award.
Ten years ago, Gotell became a pioneer in the field of experiential tourism when he developed
the “Clamming and Beach Cook-out”, a unique Island adventure for visitors.
Still one of the Island’s premiere experiential tourism providers, Tranquility Cove Adventures offers a number of different options for adventurists including the kid-friendly “Starfish and Pearl-Hunting” tour, as well as unique wedding ceremonies.
A supporter of his hometown, Perry’s packages highlight all that Georgetown has to offer, encouraging visitors to stay longer and explore further during their vacations.
He is recognized in the industry for being a pioneer, a mentor to others, and for his willingness to do his part to further develop tourism on P.E.I.
Gotell said he was thrilled to receive the award.
“We have worked hard to develop meaningful experiences and encourage our guests to connect with the environment and culture of Prince Edward Island and are very proud of what we have achieved,” he said. “It really means a lot to be recognized for our efforts."