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

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.

At TIAO we work on behalf of our membership, collectively representing 200,000 businesses and 400,000 employees, to take on pressing policy issues that impact the Ontario tourism industry

 

TIAO to extend complimentary membership to the entire tourism industry in Ontario for 2020

We have heard you, we have advocated for you, and now we are pleased to offer one more to ease your bottom line, increase your engagement, and provide an even more inclusive message as we represent your voice to the provincial government. 

“Ontario’s tourism industry is being tried in ways we have never seen before as a result of COVID-19, and yet your strength and Ontario spirit has continued to shine through these uncertain times,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

“The best days of tourism in Ontario are right before us and I hope that this $245,000 investment in your memberships represents the confidence and appreciation that our government has in each and every single tourism operator TIAO represents.”

We would like to thank the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries for making it possible for TIAO to extend complimentary membership to the entire tourism industry in Ontario for 2020. We look forward to hearing from you, having more input, more industry voices and making sure tourism is represented.

How does this work if I am an existing member of TIAO?

For our current members, we will be reaching out to them directly. They will be provided an option to choose:

1️⃣We will extend their existing membership by another year - or ..

2️⃣Become a Green shoots sponsor 🌱 - For those members that can afford to pay their membership, we will recognize the value of their existing membership through sponsorship (Green shoots sponsor) and use this value of their membership to continue the research and vital actions to rebuild and represent the industry’s voice to government in Ontario.

How does this work if I want to become a member of TIAO?

Welcome, we are glad to extend this to the industry. We ask that you reach out to us directly at: membership@tiaontario.ca We will set up your membership. We will also extend to you the option as we do to our existing members.

1️⃣Membership within TIAO for a period of one year from date of signing.

2️⃣Become a Green shoots sponsor 🌱 - For those new members that can afford to pay their membership, we will recognize the value of their membership through sponsorship (Green shoots sponsor) and use this value of their membership to continue the research and vital actions to rebuild and represent the industry’s voice to government in Ontario.

Why Green shoots?🌱

Green shoots is a term used to describe signs of economic recovery or positive data during an economic downturn. The term green shoots is a reference to plant growth and recovery and has been used during down economies to describe signs of similar growth.

To take up one of these offers simply email us at membership@tiaontario.ca 

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