November 17, 2021
The TIAC Team is working around the clock to ensure a phenomenal experience for you at TIAC Tourism Congress coming up on November 30 and December 1. Though we would love to welcome more members of the industry, I am happy to say that we have sold out our in-person tickets! We do still have availability to tune in online and encourage you to register virtually if you haven’t already. Please visit www.tourismcongress.ca for more information. We have an outstanding roster of speakers and session topics.
TIAC continues its efforts to advocate for the removal of the PCR test required for re-entry into Canada for fully vaccinated travellers via all ports of entry. We are also asking that there be a level playing field in requirements across all modes of transportation be it by plane, car, boat or train.
With Parliament resuming on Monday, we are looking forward to continued discussions with Members of Parliament from all parties to ensure the newly announced support programs are as effective as possible for tourism businesses and are implemented quickly. I had a productive call with Finance and my Coalition Co-Chair, Susie Grynol, on these programs last week. We reiterated our key recommendations and areas where clarity is needed, including scope of program and seasonal business qualifications. We look forward to sharing updates with industry as soon as possible.
The labour challenge is forefront in our advocacy priorities, and we are looking forward to exploring our strategy moving forward with delegates during the National Policy Forum at Congress.
Please reach out with any comments or questions on our advocacy work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President & CEO
Tourism Industry Association of Canada