Careers in Tourism awareness campaign

December 15, 2017

TIAO is seeking proposals from agencies with experience in marketing and communications—specifically social media strategy and community building expertise—for the Careers in Tourism Awareness campaign. This campaign’s objective is to create an industry-wide effort to promote tourism careers, and to elevate the public’s knowledge of tourism as an economic driver and job creator. While improving the perception… Read more »

Ontario investing in commuter cycling infrastructure

December 5, 2017

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport 9th Floor, Hearst Block 900 Bay Street, Toronto ON M7A 2E1 Ministry of Transportation Ferguson Block, 3rd Floor 77 Wellesley St. West, Toronto ON M7A 1Z8 December 5, 2017 Yesterday, we announced that our government is investing in commuter cycling infrastructure and making it easier for more people to… Read more »

UPDATE: Municipal Accommodation Tax

November 24, 2017

Dear TIAO Members, Today, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport issued the following release: Dear tourism partner: As you know, in response to the requests from the municipal sector, the 2017 Budget granted municipalities the authority to implement a tax on transient accommodations, should they choose to do so I am writing to let you… Read more »

Taekwondo Canada now accepting bids

November 24, 2017

CSTA The events being hosted and open for bids are: 2019, 2020 Canadian National Taekwondo Championships 2018, 2019, 2020 Canada Open The bidding timeline is: Nov. 30, 2017: The deadline to submit bids to events@taekwondo-canada.com Dec. 10, 2017: A short list will be released Jan. 20, 2018: official announcement For the latest list of event bidding opportunities… Read more »

Would you like to be a part of FEO’s video promo?

November 24, 2017

FEO   Do you have a great festival/event video you would like to be part of FEO’s promotional video? We’re looking for 5, 10, 15 second maximum 30 second clips… Email your video to Dave MacNeil at Festivals & Events Ontario at dave@festivalsandeventsontario.ca.  Submission deadline:  December 15, 2017 Read more.

Canada making push to increase number of Chinese tourists, students

November 24, 2017

The Globe and Mail   By August of this year, more than 478,000 Chinese overnight arrivals had already come to Canada, up 11.5 per cent over the previous year, according to numbers released by Destination Canada. Roughly 186,000 Chinese students are now in Canada, according to recent statistics provided by the consulate in Toronto. Read… Read more »