How Can We Help Each Other?

TIAO engages in strategic partnerships to provide further value for its membership, stakeholders and Ontario's tourism industry.

Interested in more information about partnering with TIAO? Contact Carol Greenwood, Director, Membership & Business Development at or 416-483-1691.

Current Partners:

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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HigherMe is a hiring management software for businesses to easily find, screen, interview, and onboard employees. Created by a former multi-unit franchisee, HigherMe reduces the time and cost of hiring using a mobile-first applicant tracking system, Text-To-Apply technology, one-click interview scheduling, video cover letters, and more. With over one million applications submitted using the cloud-based software, say goodbye to the stack of paper résumés and easily fill open jobs anywhere, anytime. TIAO Members receive exclusive pricing to this software that saves 6 hours per hire and reduces interview no-shows by up to 67%


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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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