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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!


Complimentary Webinars from TIAO

We're excited to introduce our special set of 5 webinars, as part of the Forward Motion series, which focuses on federal programs designed to support the creation of a resilient and vibrant workforce. We're proud to collaborate with Tourism HR Canada and bring together a panel of experts to discuss workforce development, immigration, labour market trends, and innovation.
Join us in our next session of the series, "Building a Team That Stays".


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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, Toronto Metropolitan University 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
March 16, 2023

Next week, on March 23, the provincial government is set to introduce its 2023 budget. We’re grateful to our partners for supporting the tourism industry’s short-term and long-term goals in their pre-budget submissions and...Read More

TIAO Project Highlights
February 23, 2023

Originally announced at OTS21, under the title “Game On B.C”, the Advancing Sustainable Tourism in Ontario project has the goal of making Ontario the most sustainable province in Canada. Through TIAOs partnership with...Read More


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