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Membership

Contact us for 2021 membership by emailing us directly at membership@tiaontario.ca

In 2020, thanks to a grant provided by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industry, we had the opportunity to be able to extend complimentary membership for one year.  We know the importance of ensuring your voice is heard, and we extended this complimentary membership to the entire industry. Your complimentary membership is valid for one year from the date you signed up.

We asked for you to join us each Tuesday, so that we could share the latest information, and to hear your challenges, opportunities, and questions, so that we could provide answers.  You have offered to be on committees, you have attended workshops, and in the most difficult of times, you have shown up.  Thank you for sharing how your tourism operation has been impacted.  We have heard you, we have advocated for you, and now we are pleased to offer one more way to ease your bottom line, increase your engagement, and provide an even more inclusive message as we represent your voice to the provincial government.

Our members have been incredibly supportive of TIAO, assisting us when we were in need, always willing to be there, and it is our turn to give back.  We will be extending:

Complimentary membership to the entire tourism industry in Ontario for 2021.

If you are a member that would like to contribute more than your membership dollars to TIAO to support our advocacy efforts, you can do so in one of two methods:

  1. Sponsorship of an existing action - Tourism Issues Forum, Policy Speaker Series, AGM, and/or Ontario Tourism Summit
  2. Become a Green shoots sponsor 🌱 - For those members that can afford to pay more 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.

  1. Membership within TIAO for a period of one year from date of signing.
  2. Opportunity to sponsor an existing action - Tourism Issues Forum, Policy Speaker Series, AGM, and/or Ontario Tourism Summit AND/OR become a Green shoots sponsor 🌱 - For those members that can afford to pay more 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.

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.

 

GreenStep Sustainable Tourism

TIAO has partnered with GreenStep Sustainable Tourism 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.

 

 

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