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

Sustainable Tourism 2030TIAO is the exclusive provider of Sustainable Tourism in Ontario; member organizations can receive preferred rates for certification, as well as access to TIAO members-only knowledge groups and resources regarding Sustainable Tourism.


SilkStart: SilkStart is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use management software specifically designed for associations. As the exclusive provider for SilkStart in Ontario, TIAO members can receive the benefit of ongoing savings, both on initial setup and through discounted monthly fees.

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