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The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is recognized by government as the voice of tourism.

At TIAO we work on behalf of our membership, collectively representing the majority of tourism businesses and employees across the province,
to take on pressing policy issues that impact the Ontario tourism industry.

We advocate the importance of tourism as an economic driver and job creator in order to serve the interests of Ontario’s diverse tourism industry and business community.


Tourism SkillsNet Ontario Quarterly Report now available to read

OTEC and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario are thrilled to release the inaugural Tourism SkillsNet Ontario: Workforce Issues, Opportunities & Impact report.

As the first of what will be a quarterly series, this report highlights the most up-to-date workforce intelligence data, local workforce issues, critical needs and opportunities for the sector, and policy progress to support recovery.

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Registration open for Tourism Workforce Sustainability Program

Are you hiring? Registered employers will get tools and resources to help recruit and retain their workforce. 

TIAO’s Tourism Workforce & Sustainability Program will help tourism employers hire 200 new employees across the province. In alignment with our values of partnership and collaboration, this program complements and aligns with other workforce development projects.

Learn More & Register

Recent Blogs

Advocacy in Action
November 30, 2023

I’m not great at goodbyes, but today is my last working day at TIAO, and my final day has fallen on a Thursday to give me one more chance to write to you all and share my thoughts. I want to start with a simple thank you...Read More

Advocacy in Action
November 23, 2023

Despite the ongoing pressures on small businesses in the tourism sector I was disappointed – if not surprised – that the Fall Economic Statement contained no new measures to support small businesses......Read More



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