DALLAS, TEXAS (January 23, 2013) - In recognizing the economic significance of the Canadian leisure traveler to Texas, NorthPark Center, North Texas' premier shopping destination, is pleased to present Canada Appreciation Month in February. NorthPark Center kicks off Canada Appreciation Month with a special event on Friday, February 1 at 10 am with remarks by Frank Carrico, Commercial Consul with the U.S. Consulate General, luxury fashions from NorthPark Center, performances by international disco legend France Joli of Canada, and the raising of the Canadian flag in SouthCourt, located between Neiman Marcus and Dillard's.
Each year, more than 400,000 Canadian travelers travel to the Dallas / Fort Worth region, and generate almost $350 million in visitor spending. Canadians represent the second most popular International visitor to Texas, and that number has been steadily increasing every year.
"This is the first time in Dallas history that the Canadian flag will be flown in multiple locations around the region, and we look forward to showing our appreciation of their patronage in this symbolic way. We want to extend a warm Texas welcome while showcasing North Texas as a destination of great shopping, food and culture," said Anthony Wilkinson, Director of Tourism, NorthPark Center.
NorthPark Center and its preferred accommodation partners, The Adolphus, Warwick Melrose Hotel, Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Rosewood Crescent Hotel and Rosewood Mansion On Turtle Creek will raise Canadian flags in honor of our Northern neighbors and offer enticing "shop and stay packages" exclusively for Canadians, which includes $50 in NorthPark Gold. Air Canada will offer a 10% discount on flights from any city in Canada to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Select attraction partners, including the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Summer Musicals, and Texas Discovery Gardens will offer promotional discounts and display Canadian flags. For more information about NorthPark Center, log on to NorthParkCenter.com, and for more information on Dallas tourism, log on to VisitDallas.com.
About NorthPark Center- As one of the premier shopping centers in the United States, NorthPark Center (www.northparkcenter.com) proudly offers shoppers the best of the best in every category represented including the finest in luxury retail and exclusives in the Southwest. Presenting an unparalleled selection of international designers set amid timeless modern architecture and a world-class art collection, NorthPark Center has established a new standard in the United States for innovative retail destinations.