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Ontario Launches Vaccine Certificate Program

TIAO's President and CEO, Christopher Bloore, joined CP24's panel discussion regarding the challenges facing Ontario businesses as proof of vaccination protocols are rolled out.

You can watch the complete conversation by clicking the image to the left. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CDC Warns Americans About Travel to Canada 

In a recent interview with Peter Shurman on 640 Toronto's Morning Show, Chris Bloore, President & CEO of TIAO, spoke about why it’s safe for Americans to come to Ontario and the importance of Ontarians vacationing locally to support our industry.

Please click on the image to the left to listen to the full interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3 Reopening Plan 

In a recent interview with CTV news, Chris Bloore, President & CEO of TIAO spoke about the urgent efforts to keep tourism dollars in Ontario as the province enters Step 3 of the Reopening Plan.

Please click on the image on the left to view the full interview.

 

News Articles

September 2021

Ottawa Business Journal Tourism's curse: First hit, last to recover

Radio-Canada Le secteur touristique réclame des engagements plus précis des partis politiques

iPolitics Businesses get small boost from reopened border

Orillia Matters Local resorts, tourism operators saw 'resurgence' this summer

August 2021

The Record ‘We’re reeling’: Local tourism businesses condemn CDC advisory discouraging travel to Canada

Toronto Star ‘We’re reeling’: Local tourism businesses condemn CDC advisory discouraging travel to Canada

CBC As COVID-19 travel restrictions ease, Torontonians squeezing in 'workcations' while they still can

DurhamRegion New Parasport Games Legacy Fund Grant to help children and youth participate in parasport programs

Town of Lincoln Wanderlost Lincoln Launches Virtual Experiences to Safely Welcome Visitors Back To Lincoln

Bolly Inside Unprecedented Research Study to Provide Groundbreaking

Winnipeg Sun U of G researcher partners on first-of-its-kind Canadian cannabis tourism study

The Growth Op U of G researcher partners on first-of-its-kind Canadian cannabis tourism study

Yahoo! Finance Unprecedented Research Study to Provide Groundbreaking Insights on Cannabis Tourism at New Heights Summit

Globe News Wire Unprecedented Research Study to Provide Groundbreaking Insights on Cannabis Tourism at New Heights Summit

Canadian Travel News Tourism Industry Welcomes Liberal Wage and Rent Promises

Fort Frances Times Reopening does not mean recovery for tourism industry

Durham Region Business leaders push Ontario to follow Quebec — and ban unvaccinated people from restaurants, bars and gyms

Collingwood Today Blue Mountain events get nearly $1M boost from province

Toronto.com Business leaders push Ontario to follow Quebec — and ban unvaccinated people from restaurants, bars and gyms

York Region Business leaders push Ontario to follow Quebec — and ban unvaccinated people from restaurants, bars and gyms

Reuters Long delays as Canada opens border to fully vaccinated American tourists after 16 months

Insauga Several popular Hamilton festivals, community events get big funding boost from province

Collingwood Today Blue Mountain events get nearly $1M boost from province

Toronto.com Business leaders push Ontario to follow Quebec — and ban unvaccinated people from restaurants, bars and gyms

JULY 2021

CBC News Hitting the road this long weekend? Here's what to expect

Canadian Packaging Culinary Tourism Alliance launches unique recovery program promoting hyper-local travel as Ontario prepares to welcome back visitors

Yahoo News Long and slow recovery expected for Ontario’s tourism industry

Global News COVID-19: Long and slow recovery expected for Ontario’s tourism industry

Sudbury.com New 'passport’ program supports Northern Ont. culinary, hospitality tourism

CTV News Tourism industry off to slow recovery in Step 3 of Ontario's reopening plan

The Hamilton Spectator Pressure mounts on Doug Ford to introduce vaccine passports as fears of a fourth wave rise

The Record Pressure mounts on Doug Ford to introduce vaccine passports as fears of a fourth wave rise

Toronto Star Pressure mounts on Doug Ford to introduce vaccine passports as fears of a fourth wave rise

Northern Ontario Business New 'passport’ program supports local culinary, hospitality tourism

CBC Radio-Canada Une longue route attend Toronto avant une reprise complète du secteur touristique

The Peterborough Examiner Ontario’s winemakers and dairies are thrilled to see tourists returning — and a new campaign might lure in some more

Yahoo Finance Culinary Tourism Alliance Launches Unique Recovery Program Promoting Hyperlocal Travel as Ontario Prepares to Welcome Back Visitors

News Wire Culinary Tourism Alliance Launches Unique Recovery Program Promoting Hyperlocal Travel as Ontario Prepares to Welcome Back Visitors

Travel Press TIAO ‘Delighted’ With Border Changes

The Globe and Mail Arts and recreation businesses slammed by COVID-19 call for extension of federal support

Travel Press Ontario Takes Another Step In Its Reopening

St. Catharines Standard Horwath renews push for $1,000 tourism tax credit in Ontario

CTV News 'Doesn’t make any sense': Arts and culture sites pushing to reopen before Step 3

CBC News Waterloo region's arts and culture sites say they need to open before Step 3

JUNE 2021

Winnipeg Sun Tourism Industry demands Ottawa open the border

CityNews Toronto's tourism industry calling on federal government for detailed reopening plan

Zoomer Radio ONTARIO PREPARES FOR STAGE 2 REOPENING AS TOURISM SECTOR WAITS

Newswire Major Toronto Attractions Call on Federal Government to Release Comprehensive Reopening Plan to Save the Summer Travel Season

CTV News Toronto's tourism industry could lose another 'critical' summer to COVID-19 pandemic, industry leaders say

insauga Brampton multimedia blitz will encourage residents to Support Local

Toronto Star New travel rules will make it easier to go abroad this summer — but businesses say it could devastate Canada’s tourism sector

Travel Pulse Canadian Government Will Announce "Limited" Border Changes on Monday

York Region.com East Gwillimbury, Georgina create program in support of hospitality sector

FoodService & Hospitality Ontario Moves to Step 1 of Re-Opening Ahead of Schedule

Canadian Travel News Tourism Industry “Disappointed” With Trudeau Over Lack of Border Opening Date

Toronto Star ‘We can’t lose another summer’: Canadian businesses want the border open to vaccinated travellers by June 22

Zone Bourse L'industrie du tourisme annonce une nouvelle campagne pour l'ouverture de la frontière canado-américaine

Street Insider Tourism Industry Announces New Campaign to Open the Canada US Border

Canadian Travel News Major Canadian Tourism Groups To Announce #OpenTheBorder Campaign Tomorrow

Yahoo Finance Tourism Industry Announces New Campaign to Open the Canada US Border

Toronto Sun Tourism industry pushes for border opening before summer season lost

Canadian Travel News Major Canadian Tourism Groups To Announce #OpenTheBorder Campaign Tomorrow

Toronto.com ‘We can’t lose another summer’: Canadian businesses want the border open to vaccinated travellers by June 22

Muskoka 411 RTO12/Explorers’ Edge Regional Tourism Summit Announced

Travel Pulse Canada Canadian Government Will Announce "Limited" Border Changes on Monday

MAY 2021

Mirage News FedDev Ontario supports tourism sector’s recovery across Eastern Ontario

Canadian Travel News Tourism Week: Ontario and Quebec Looking Forward

Canadian Travel News Tourism Week Begins Today: Take the Pledge to Vacation in Canada This Summer

iHeartRADIO DOWNTOWN WINDSOR BIA RECEIVES SAFE TRAVELS STAMP

CTV News Ontario to provide grants for tourism and travel businesses in need of support

Durham Region The show must go on in North Durham

APRIL 2021

iHeartRADIO TOURISM ST. CATHARINES RECEIVES AWARD FOR 'SAFE TRAVELS'

Simcoe.com 'It Keeps the Economy Working': Wasaga Tourism Operator Welcomes New Grant Program

Global News COVID-19: Peterborough-area cottage resorts prepare for another uncertain tourism season

Travel Pulse Federal Budget: Slashed Benefits Could Push Agents Out of Business, ACITA Says

Toronto Star City council approves 5-year strategy to make Brampton top tourism destination

The Hill Times Mixed reviews on budget supports for hard-hit tourism industry, amid calls for a national recovery strategy

Yahoo! Don’t go to Ontario: U.S., Japan warn travellers to steer clear but it won’t hurt the province in the long run, expert says

FTN News St. Lawrence Cruise Lines Delays Start Of 2021 Cruising Season

MARCH 2021

Canadian Travel News Tourism in Canada at a Crossroads: A Chat With New TIAC Chief Beth Potter

CTV Will provincial governments offer travel tax credits this year?

Broadway World Canada's Ballet Jörgen Awarded Safe Travels Stamp By WTTC

Country Guide The open road of culinary tourism

CP24 What will travel look like post covid

Toronto Star York Region's small businesses remain hopeful despite COVID-19's hefty toll

Welland Tribune From the County to Your Couch one-of-a-kind experience

Global News COVID-19: Ontario budget proposes new select tourism, hospitality grants and programs

Travel Pulse Canada Help for Ontario's Tourism Industry Announced in Budget

Toronto Star Ontario budget boosts COVID aid for small business, tourism industry

Times Columist Ontario pledges tourism support as sector languishes and summer looms

Toronto.com Ontario pledges tourism support as sector languishes and summer looms

Soo Today Ontario pledges tourism support as sector languishes and summer looms

Collingwood Today Ontario pledges tourism support as sector languishes and summer looms

Stratford Beacon Herald Province pledges support for accommodators through new grant program included in 2021 budget

FEBRUARY 2021

CTV Flair Airlines prepares to ramp up flights across Canada this summer

The Intelligencer Quinte marketing board earns EDCO Award for summer campaign

Cruise Critic Canada's St. Lawrence Cruise Lines Confirms 2021 Season Is A Go

Cruise News St. Lawrence Cruise Line Confirms 2021 Season

TravelWeek.ca All systems are go for St. Lawrence Cruise Lines in 2021

Simcoe.com Wasaga signs on for tourism Safe Travels Stamp program

Welland Tribune SABA virtual event imparts timely and valuable advice

CMW Tourism Industry Association of Canada welcomes new president & CEO

JANUARY 2021

The Dickson Press Ontario resorts brace for possible second summer without US guests

Yahoo! News Study looks at how to navigate tourism in Ontario

London Free Press Local tourism first to suffer and likely last to recover from pandemic

Chatham Daily News Second round of 'Spark' program announced

Toronto Star Ontario Small Business Support Grant opens

CTV Bus companies on the verge of collapse amid COVID-19 pandemic, industry says

 

 

 

 

 

Television Interviews

 

CP24 Aug 9 Border Reopening to vaccinated US travellers

CBC News Travelling this weekend? Be kind to tourism operators, association says

Global News COVID-19: Long and slow recovery expected for Ontario’s tourism industry

CTV News Efforts to keep tourism dollars in Ontario

CTV News Arts & Culture Sites unable to open in step 2

CP24 Tourism officials are calling on ottawa to commit to reopening date of the canada/us border (full interview)

Global News Ontario Government Pitches 2021 as Year of the Ontario Staycation

Breakfast Television Toronto  Supporting Ontario tourism amid COVID-19 pandemic

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Interviews

640 Toronto Americans told to reconsider travel to Canada - local tourism industry says it'll hurt business

580 CFRA What does easing the restrictions mean for tourism in the coming months

AM 800 CKLW Canada / US Border Reopening

640 News Toronto 

Global News The Morning Show Not ready to leave the province for travel due to COVID-19? Time to explore neighbouring communities and support local

CBC Radio Ontario Today with Rita Celli    

570 News THE MIKE FARWELL SHOW

 

 

 

 

 

Podcasts

Festivals and Events Ontario  Episode 57 - Hon. Lisa MacLeod, Ontario Minister and Beth Potter, President and CEO of TIAO  

Travel Mammel Fact Up Podcast | Episode #28 | Beth Potter 

Travel Mammel Rapid Fire with Beth Potter