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The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is recognized by government as the voice of tourism.

At TIAO we work on behalf of our membership, collectively representing the majority of tourism businesses and employees across the province,
to take on pressing policy issues that impact the Ontario tourism industry.

We advocate the importance of tourism as an economic driver and job creator in order to serve the interests of Ontario’s diverse tourism industry and business community.

Get your tickets for the 2023 Ontario Tourism Summit!


TIAO Annual General Meeting 

We're inviting TIAO members to register for TIAO's upcoming Annual General Meeting.
Taking place in person at Holiday Inn Kingston-Waterfront, it is your chance to have your voice heard, ask questions, and share your input.
If you are unable to attend the AGM and wish to submit a proxy, please click here to complete the proxy form & return it to TIAO no later than Thursday June 8, 2023.

Registration is free!


Participate in New Research Study

Alongside our colleagues at OTEC, TIAO is pleased to support an important research study that seeks to create a more equitable and inclusive workplace for the Tourism & Hospitality sector. Our partners at the Diversity Institute, TMU and Skills for Change are asking employers, managers and supervisors in the tourism and hospitality sector who have experience working with newcomers to participate in the research study called: “Identifying solutions towards aspired career pathways and quality of work in the hospitality sector”.

Recent Blogs

Advocacy in Action
May 18, 2023

This week, Dr. Jessica Ng, TIAO’s Director of Policy and Government Affairs, spoke on CBC Radio’s Afternoon Drive on how the lack of attainable housing is worsening the labour crisis in Ontario’s tourism industry, making it more....Read More

Advocacy in Action
May 11, 2023

This week, the TIAO team delivered the inaugural IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism – ONTARIO: A Regional Event, at Queen’s University Biosciences Complex in Kingston,....Read More


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