As the national voice of tourism, we bring our readers the latest news, data and trends impacting Canadian businesses. Advocating for tourism, in Ottawa and throughout Canada, the TIAC team keeps a busy outreach agenda, from which each edition of TIAC Talk brings you the latest updates. Enjoy the issue!

- Charlotte Bell, TIAC President and CEO
TIAC on the Hill – Advocacy Days 2020
Mark your calendar for February 3-4, as we countdown to TIAC ‘s annual advocacy days on Parliament Hill. Once again, the voice of industry and our members from across the country will echo throughout Ottawa, as TIAC leads tourism stakeholders and members of the Provincial and Territorial Tourism Industry Association (PTTIA) in a series of meetings with MPs and Senators from all political parties to show them why tourism matters.
October 2019 Visitation
The international arrival numbers for October were released by Statistics Canada in late December. Based on this information, TIAC is confident that we are on track for another record year for arrivals.

Purchase Preference Analysis of UnionPay Cardholders in Canada
TIAC is a proud partner of UnionPay International as we continue to collaborate on initiatives supporting the Chinese inbound visitor market, including the first report on Purchase Preference Analysis of UnionPay Cardholders in Canada.

Parliament Hill Tourism Champions Overview: Key MP’s & Caucuses to Watch
It’s a new year, and a pretty new parliament in Ottawa, which means to succeed tourism’s 2020 advocacy efforts, TIAC’s outreach and target audiences must reflect the reality, and anticipate the challenges, of the new political landscape.

IRCC: Municipal Nominee Program
Early in January, CBC news reported that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will begin to explore a municipal nominee program, allowing municipalities to attract and retain skilled workers in smaller and mid-sized communities by aligning immigration intake with the job skills needs of local communities.

Sustainability & Tourism
This year TIAC, along with
sustainability experts, Synergy-Corporate Sustainability Management, will bring you a series of articles and actionable insights on tourism & sustainability issues and trends impacting our industry.

The first one in this series: Top Applications of Electrification in Tourism

Rendez-vous Canada 2020: Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities
There is only one travel and tourism event in Canada that provides the opportunity to connect your brand to the biggest international audience.

Rendez-vous Canada is the premier international travel and tourism marketplace in Canada, taking place from May 5th to 8th, 2020, in Quebec City, Quebec.

Win a Two-day Train Journey for Two from Rocky Mountaineer
New Members who join TIAC between January 1 to March 31, 2020 will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a two-day train journey for two aboard award-winning Rocky Mountaineer.

Membership must be paid in full by March 31, 2020 to qualify.

Canada’s Expo 2020 – The Future in Mind

The Government of Canada is in the planning stages of its participation in Expo 2020, the World Fair that will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021.

Canada’s Expo 2020 theme, The Future in Mind, serves as a platform to promote opportunities from across Canada and throughout all sectors of society. The Canada Pavilion as part of the Expo will serve as an important meeting place for Canadian business and innovators. The week of December 1 to 7, 2020, will be dedicated to tourism and space. 

Industry Events

Ottawa, ON
February 3 - 4, 2020

Quebec City, QC
May 5 - 8, 2020

Victoria, BC
September 10 - 14, 2020

TIAC T ourism Congress
Ottawa, ON
November 17 - 18, 2020

Canadian Tourism Awards
Ottawa, ON
November 18, 2020
Nominations Open March 2nd
“Being a TIAC member has many values: unparalleled networking opportunities provides a national perspective on tourism, and advocacy for the industry we all love.”
Brett Soberg, Owner / Operator, Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Tours
“Joining TIAC is valuable because our voice is stronger together. We and our stakeholders benefit with tourism's increased recognition as an economic growth driver!”
Jace Anderson, Executive Director, Tourism Medicine Hat