Membership

Complimentary membership of TIAO for 2020 - email us directly at membership@tiaontario.ca

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. 

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.

TIAO is recognized as the umbrella government advocacy organization serving Ontario's diverse tourism industry. We facilitate conversations between industry and government to affirm the economic value of tourism.

Annual membership provides members with:

  • Exclusive member only access on TIAO website that contains resources
  • Timely updates on new or under review legislation
  • Invitation to TIAO's annual lobby event: Tourism Day at Queen's Park
  • Special pricing on all TIAO events, such as the Ontario Tourism Summit and Annual TIAO Golf Tournament
  • A voice that contributes to influencing favourable public policy and decision making by government.
  • Access to a collaborative network of businesses, partners and allies that support the tourism industry

Supplementary Member Benefits

Global Payments Canada

TIAO has partnered with Global Payments Canada, a leading provider of payment technology and software solutions. Global Payments provides payment solutions that allow you to seamlessly accept any form of payment, anywhere – in-person, online, in-app and on-the-go.

TIAO members benefit from preferred rates, the latest point of sale equipment and their unique Analytics offering - a must-have to help your understand your customers measure business performance.

 

Sustainable Tourism 2030

TIAO has partnered with Sustainable Tourism 2030 to deliver sustainable tourism certification programs to businesses in Ontario. As the exclusive purveyor of Sustainable Tourism certification in the province,

TIAO can offer affiliate Sustainable Tourism memberships, including preferred rates for TIAO members.

 

SilkStart

SilkStart is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use management software specifically designed for associations. As the exclusive provincial provider for SilkStart, TIAO members receive the benefit of ongoing savings—extended on initial setup, and via discounts on monthly fees.

 

Baxter Student Ambassador Program

Aimed at students graduating from travel, tourism and hospitality programs, the Baxter Student Ambassador Program recognizes students based on a combination of academic success, community involvement, leadership skills and a skill-testing webinar presentation. As part of this strategic partnership, Baxter Student

Ambassadors receive access to TIAO's network and resource library, among other perks such as a free registration to the Ontario Tourism Summit.

 

Group Lockhart

Interested in extending group health benefits to your members?  Receive a complimentary price plan review and quotation from Group Lockhart.  In alliance with Manulife Financial, help retain good employees and reduce turnover costs.  Volume purchasing power for tax-free benefits such as Group Life, Accidental Death, Disability Income benefits, Prescription drug coverage, health coverage, dental coverage as well as tax effective savings through group retirement plans.

 

 

Become A Member

<>>

Join the Conversation

Because #TourismMatters

Membership

Become a TIAO Member and gain access to extensive member benefits.

Events

Check out TIAO events and industry events from across Ontario. 

Jobs

Post a job or browse postings on our members-only job board.