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TIAO in the News

Newspaper Articles

Tourism groups shifting to promote hyperlocal tourism in Ontario as a result of pandemic, travel restrictions (May 31st 2020)

'We will come back': NOTL tourism industry ready for collective bounce back (May 28th 2020)

Mother Nature turns the heat on, but is it enough to help the tourism industry? (May 21st 2020)

Destination Northern Ontario prepares region for recovery (May 19th 2020)

'It's been devastating': Over half of Ontario tourism businesses shut down, and some may never reopen (April 28th 2020)

99% done, Ironwood has to halt expansion project in NOTL (21st April 2020)

Tourism association makes recommendations in wake of COVID-19 (April 16th 2020)

Tourism marketers pull back during the age of COVID-19 ( 15th April 2020)

Tourism in Peterborough and the Kawarthas likely to take major hit this summer (April 13th)

Rural Tourism Focus of Symposium at Lang Pioneer Village Near Peterborough (April 12th 2019)

Resources available for tourism businesses (April 8th 2020)

Tourism expected to take big hit (April 6th 2020)

Destination Northern Ontario Braces for Impactof COVID-19 on Northern Tourism Industry (23rd March 2020)

Area tourism at less than 10 per cent of normal march business (March 22nd 2020)

Area tourism at less than 10 per cent of normal march business (March 21st)

Province wants feedback from service and tourism industry (March 21st 2020)

CBC Rolling Updates: Tourism Industry hit hard (19th March 2020)

Surveys on COVID-19 concerns for tourism operators (March 19th 2020)

How could COVID-19 affect Ontario’s attractions, tourism industry during March break? (March 10th 2020)

Toronto Lost Nearly $1B in GDP Due to Scrapped Tourist Rebate, Report Says (1st November 2018)

Exposure of Labour Trafficking Ring 'Made Us Dive Deeper,' Says Blue Mountain Official (October 30th 2019)

Why Cannabis Tourism Isn't Flying High In Canada (September 29th 2019)

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario Recognizes Centennial College (September 17th 2019)

Road Trip Ontario: Exploring The Guelph Region (22nd June 2018)

Marketing Researcher Shares Tips On Capturing Millennials' Tourism Dollars (March 20th 2018)

Television Interviews

CTV News Ottawa (April 14th)

Our President and CEO Beth Potter spoke to CTV Ottawa news to discuss the real time information on closures and lay-offs coming from the front line and what will happen if SMEs don’t get the support they need.

With coronavirus restrictions in place, will the summer of 2020 be a dud?

Radio Interviews

580 CFRA breakfast show with Bill Caroll (April 14th)

President and CEO Beth Potter spoke live on 580 CFRA breakfast show with Bill Caroll. You can hear Beth talking about what the tourism industry, especially SMEs needs to survive COVID-19 and what government can do to make that happen. Listen here

Newstalk 610 CKTB (March 20th)

Our President and CEO Beth Potter just spoke to Shelby Knox live on Newstalk 610 CKTB about the effects of COVID-19 on the tourism industry and our latest industry consultation. Listen to that interview here.

570 News the Mike Farwell Show ( June 5th 2020)

Listen to our president and CEO Beth Potter minute 35:15 on June 5th.


'Checking in' presented by Hotelier (April 14th)

Our President and CEO Beth Potter joined Rosanna Caira on the Hotelier podcast to talk about what the new normal for tourism could look like post COVID-19.

Beth was joined by fellow guests Scott Beck (Tourism Toronto), Greg Klassen (Twenty31 Consulting) and Frederic Dimanche (Professor/Director School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Ryerson University).

Listen by clicking here.

'FEO on the Air' (April 8th)

Beth Potter speaks to Festivals and Events Ontario's 'FEO on the air' about the role TIAO is playing in fighting for help for all of the festival and event organizers in Ontario on both a provincial and federal level. She also speaks about how important it is for you to complete the surveys that are being sent out, the data is crucial when presenting information to the Government. Listen here.