UPDATED INDUSTRY SURVEY: FILL IN AND SHARE ACROSS YOUR NETWORKS
In cooperation with partners, members, stakeholders and the office of Minister Lisa MacLeod, TIAO has today released an updated COVID-19 industry survey.
The updated survey marks a shift in focus from measuring the broad impact of COVID-19 on the industry, to measuring the specific economic impact of the disruption on the ground to help shape an economic recovery package.
The survey asks about cancellations, lay-offs and temporary or permanent closures caused by COVID-19.
Please take a moment to complete the survey, email it to your members and share it with your partners and stakeholders. Please put the link on your website, social media channels and any other ways you think will help drive traffic to the survey.
A larger sample size means we will paint a much more reflective picture of the economic impacts COVID-19 is having on the front-line and, in turn, a recovery plan that meets those challenges.
Please note the survey will close at 8am on Monday 23rd March so that we can collate and analyze the information before our weekly conference call with Minister MacLeod.
STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS Q & A NOTES
On Tuesday we held a series of industry stakeholders conference call meetings. They were incredibly well attended, with over 700 different organizations from across the sector and province represented.
Due to the sheer number of questions posted and asked we've tried to collate some notes of the questions asked and the answers given. Please note that with the speed in which the news is moving, some of the details may have now been superseded by current events. You can read and download the Q & A notes
TIAC LETTER TO FINANCE MINISTER
Over the weekend we were asked by TIAC to consult you on what steps the Federal Government should take to support the tourism industry.
Our recommendations were fed into TIAC's recommendations to the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and you can read it
RESULTS FROM TIAO's FIRST COVID-19 SURVEY - TOP LINE ANALYSIS
The data reported
is from a province wide survey that the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) put out from March 12th to March 16th 2020, to measure the impact of COVID-19 containment responses on tourism operations in Ontario. A sincere thank you to all the stakeholders who shared this across your networks, the Regional Tourism Organizations, and of course to the more than 2,000 survey respondents. This data is a crucial part of our communication of evidence driven discussions with government on how to support recovery efforts for our industry.
This analysis is just the beginning. TIAO is in direct and ongoing conversation with Minister MacLeod who is supporting our survey by distributing it across her channels and providing us with direct questions so that we can inform her of the state of our industry. Each week we will look to you, the industry, to lead this conversation on what the economic recovery tools and plans will look like for tourism in Ontario.