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Media Coverage

Pandemic has been 'catastrophic' for tourism industry: Expert

In a recent interview with Craig Momney of CTV News, Chris Bloore, President & CEO of TIAO, spoke about the past two years of the pandemic for the sector and the two factors that will help the industry recover. 

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Ontario Reopening Plan: Businesses Look for Certainty

In a recent interview with Beatrice Vaisman of CP24, Chris Bloore, President & CEO of TIAO, spoke about Ontario's phased reopening plan.

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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.

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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.

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Media Coverage (Past 3 months)

February 2022

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TIAO received 12 points of coverage in traditional news media in January.

 

January 2022

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TIAO received 43 points of coverage in traditional news media in January.

 

December 2021

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TIAO received 53 points of coverage in traditional news media in December.

 

 

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News Articles

 

February 2022 Highlights

 

CTV News Barrie

Pandemic has been 'catastrophic' for tourism industry: Expert

The Peterborough Examiner

Since you asked…‘Why aren’t fans spread out through the Mem Centre for Petes games?’

 

 

 

January 2022 Highlights

 

 

Yahoo! News 

Large food manufacturing processing facility had to take a pass on Peterborough

Hotelier 

TIAO, ITO AND OTEC LAUNCH PROVINCIAL PROGRAM TO SUPPORT INDIGENOUS TOURISM WORKFORCE

Timmins Today

Experts weigh in on why diversity matters in creating 'authentic' tourism experiences

Jim Byers Travel

Ontario Eases Restrictions: Positive For Tourism But More Needed

 

Food Service and Hospitality

Federal Government Announces Changes to Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Program

Pax News 

Register for LGU, UNPACK, TIAO’s Feb. 16 workshop on building inclusive tourism

Travel Press 

TIAO Updates Members On Support Eligibility

The Manitoulin Expositor 

Wikwemikong Tourism celebrates graduates of cultural guide training program

Timmins Today

Tourism entering ‘dangerous time’ as new COVID restrictions introduced, says association

Travel Press 

Another Painful Day - TIAO Boss Updates Trade On New Ontario Restrictions

   

 

 

 

December 2021 Highlights

Toronto Star 

Ontario will refund you up to $200 to travel the province. Will it be enough to help rebuild a battered tourism industry?

The Peterborough Examiner 

As Omicron cases rise, people cancel their winter trips — and the travel industry suffers again

The Province 

Canadians flying to the U.S. will need to test 24 hours before arrival

 

Foodservice and Hospitality

Ontario Government Extends IDEL for Workers

Orillia Matters 

Lakehead University awarded funding for tourism training program

 

 

 

 

 

 

Television Interviews

CTV News Pandemic has been 'catastrophic' for tourism industry: Expert

CP24 Businesses are expressing a mix of optimism and concern as they prepare to implement Ontario's new proof-of-vaccination system

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