Advocacy

TIAO advocates on behalf of Ontario's tourism industry to position the sector for growth.

TIAO is well positioned to deliver results to its membership on several key objectives

  • Raising the profile and economic importance of the tourism and hospitality industry with governments, media and the public
     
  • Providing industry input and perspective on government policy that has the potential to impact the tourism and hospitality industry
     
  • Working with other tourism industry organizations to respond in a timely manner to critical issues as they arise
     
  • Advocating to all levels of government to invest more resources in the tourism and hospitality industry
     
  • Providing timely information to member organizations on important information and developments impacting the industry

Who do we talk to?

  • Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport

  • Office of the Premier

  • Ministry of Finance

  • Ministry of Economic Development & Growth

  • Ministry of Infrastructure

  • Ministry of Labour

  • Ministry of Transportation

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development

  • Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

  • Opposition Parties including leaders and critics​​​​​​​
     
  • Other organizations: Ontario Chamber of Commerce, The Mowat Centre, Colleges Ontario, Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

Current Issues Agenda

  • 2018 Provincial Budget
  • 2018 Provincial & Municipal Elections
  • Bill 139, Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act (Conservation Authorities Act Review)
  • Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (Changing Workplaces Review)
  • Bill 166, Strengthening Protection for Ontario Consumers Act (Travel Industry Act Review)
  • Municipal Accommodation Tax

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