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Why Become a Member?

Be part of a collaborative network of businesses, partners and educators that support tourism in Ontario. TIAO facilitates conversation between government and industry to affirm the economic value of tourism; students and young professionals are connected to our efforts to position Ontario’s tourism industry for growth and prosperity.

Becoming a student TIAO Member is a great way to gain a broader scope of understanding of issues and policies that guide the tourism industry. TIAO Membership also provides opportunities to connect with influencers and leaders in the province.

By joining TIAO, you’ll be able to keep in touch with the association, and get a head start establishing professional industry connections—potentially benefitting your future career.


Become A Member

Student Member Benefits

A TIAO student membershipis an investment in your professional development and industry network.


Timely updates on new or under-review legislation affecting Ontario’s tourism industry


Networking opportunities with the province’s tourism leaders and influencers


Access to member-only resource materials regarding the tourism industry, including browsing positions and internships on TIAO's Job Board


TIAO Partnership with BSAP


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 also a skill-testing webinar presentation. The complete winner’s package includes:

  • One-year student membership with TIAO

For more information, and to find out if your school is part of Baxter's program, visit the BSAP website.


Job Board

TIAO Student Members can browse positions and internships on our job board. Postings are made available as we receive them.


Member Schools