OTTAWA, ON May 24, 2017
- Led by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), the nationwide series of Tourism Town Hall sessions start May 24th in selected cities across Canada and will be co-hosted by Destination Canada and local tourism partners.
The Town Halls provide an opportunity to engage small and medium-sized business owner operators at a local level across Canada to better understand efforts being made on national tourism issues. The Town Halls will allow owner-operators to provide first hand input on issues affecting their business and the tourism industry such as; marketing, export readiness, government policies, financing and business development. The Town Halls will provide a front-line forum exposure for governments, TIAC, Destination Canada and event sponsors to collaborate with small and medium-sized business owner operators across Canada.
"The Tourism Town Halls are a great opportunity for meaningful dialogue between small and medium sized operators and industry decision makers," stated TIAC President and CEO Charlotte Bell. "With tourism being a strong contributor to the national and provincial economies, engaging with small and medium sized owner operators at a local level is critical to our industry's long term growth."
"We are pleased to participate in the 2017 Tourism Town Halls," says David F. Goldstein, Destination Canada President and CEO. "The Canadian tourism industry had a great year in 2016 and is on track to a record-breaking 2017. The Tourism Town Halls are a great way to check in and build alignment with tourism operators across the country."
The Tourism Town Halls will take place at the following times and locations:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Waterloo, ON
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Fredericton, NB
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Winnipeg, MB
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Digby, NS
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Percé, QC (Gaspé)
Friday, May 26, 2017 - St John's, NL
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - City TBA, QC
October 2017 - City TBA, BC
For more details on the individual events and how to register, please visittiac.travel
The Tourism Town Halls are sponsored by Air Canada, the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada, the Business Development Bank of Canada and WestJet.
Town Halls are also supported by the following local partners: Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing, Travel Manitoba, Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick, Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation, Alliance de l'industrie touristique du Québec and the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia.