Featured Publications from TIAC and our Partners

All publications are copyright the Tourism Industry Association of Canada unless otherwise stated. If you would like permission to use or publish any of our publications, please contact Adrienne Foster, Director, Research & Public Affairs at 613-238-6378 or afoster@tiac.travel.

 

Travel and Tourism Fast Facts

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Travel and Tourism Fast Facts

Travel and tourism is a dynamic, sustainable and vastly diverse industry, comprised of innovati ve businesses in every region of the country. It employs millions of Canadians, half of whom are under 35...

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Tourism and Young Canadians

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Tourism and Young Canadians

Tourism is an important employer for Canada’s youth. These jobs not only give young people front line experience in the business world, they oft en lead to life long, fulfi lling careers. (In collaboration with Tourism HR Canada)

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Gateway to Growth: 2016 Visitor Visa Progress Report

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Gateway to Growth: 2016 Visitor Visa Progress Report

This report examines recent progress made in the Canadian visitor visa system and ongoing challenges that visa documentation requirements create for the tourism industry. The fourth edition of this annual progress report finds that important progress has been made in modernizing the visa system but there are still areas in need of improvement.

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TIAC: Connecting Industry to a World of Opportunity

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TIAC: Connecting Industry to a World of Opportunity

Increasing Canada’s global competi ti veness and driving visitor growth is the main focus of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s advocacy agenda. Whatever the public policy, or regulatory issue, TIAC takes action on behalf of Canadian tourism businesses and promotes positive measures that help its members grow and prosper.

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Federal Tourism Action Plan

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Federal Tourism Action Plan

Canada's travel and tourism industry is a strong and consistent engine of economic growth and job creation, but has yet to reach its full potential. At a time when other Canadian sectors are negatively impacted by global commodity prices, travel and tourism is positioned for immediate growth...

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Banff & Lake Louise Labour Shortage Study (2015)

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Banff and Lake Lousie Labour Shortage Study (2015)

Despite the fact that Banff and Lake Louise have a combined population of 10,500, the region welcomes more than 3.6 million visitors annually. That means there are 340 visitors arriving in Banff National Park is up 10.4% from 2014. It should therefore be no surprise that labour shortages pose the greatest barrier for tourism in this area.

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Gateway to Growth | Annual Report on Canadian Tourism: Building Momentum from a Strong 2015

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Gateway to Growth | 2015 Annual Report on Canadian Tourism

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and HLT Advisory (HLT) are pleased to present the 2015 Annual Report on Canadian Tourism. This fourth annual collaboration examines the current state of Canada’s tourism industry and provides a detailed, industry-focused look at issues impacting Canadian competitiveness.

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Visa Summer Travel Snapshot (Summer 2015)

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Visa Summer Travel Snapshot 2015

TIAC and Visa Canada are pleased to present the third in a series of semi-annual reports on Visa customers’ travel spending in Canada and Canadian spending abroad. Visa Canada’s global network provides a uniquely detailed insight into spending habits and patterns which will allow businesses to tailor competitive strategies that work within their seasonal cycles.

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Visa Winter Travel Snapshot (Winter 2015)

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Visa Winter Travel Snapshot 2015 

TIAC and Visa Canada are pleased to present the second in a series of semi-annual reports on Visa customers’ travel spending in Canada and Canadian spending abroad. Visa Canada’s global network provides a uniquely detailed insight into spending habits and patterns which will allow businesses to tailor competitive strategies that work within their seasonal cycles.

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Canadian Wineries Drive Tourism Growth (Summer 2015)

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Canadian Wineries Drive Tourism Growth 

TIAC and the CVA are pleased to present this report on the importance and potential of the Canadian wine tourism industry. Tourism is an $88B industry that directly employs over 600 000 Canadians in every region of the country; wine tourism is a successful and growing contributor to this sector. Every year over 3M people spend about half a billion dollars while visiting Canadian wineries, contributing $1.2B in tourism-related economic activity.

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Canadian Tourism: Focus on the US Market (Winter 2015)

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Canadian Tourism: Focus on the US Market 

TIAC has created a one-pager to be shared with industry and elected officials to demonstrate the importance of getting back in the US leisure market and of the Connecting America marketing proposal.

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2014 Summer Travel Snapshot (Fall 2014)

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2014 Summer Travel Snapshot 

TIAC and Visa Canada are pleased to present this detailed report on Canadian outbound and inbound Visa cardholder spending during the summer of 2014. Visa Canada’s extensive data collection has allowed us to quickly drill down into unprecedented detail on the spending habits of both international and domestic visitors.

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Gateway to Growth | 2014 Travel & Tourism Labour Force Report (Fall 2014)

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Gateway to Growth | 2014 Travel & Tourism Labour Force Report

Tourism is an $84 billion sector that is of economic
importance to every region of the country. Employing one in ten Canadians-one third of whom are under age 25-the strength and viability of the sector is fundamental to the health and growth of the Canadian economy. This paper examines the human resource factors impacting Canada’s tourism sector and provides recommendations to address the growing skills and labour shortages.

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Gateway to Growth | 2014 Visitor Visa Progress Report (Fall 2014)

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Gateway to Growth | 2014 Visitor Visa Progress Report

In this third annual report TIAC examines Canada’s visitor visa system and how traveller documentation requirements impact not only the travel industry but trade across all sectors. The report finds that important progress has been made in modernizing the visa system, and offers further recommendations to improve upon.

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Gateway to Growth | Annual Report on Canadian Tourism: Focus on the US Market (Fall 2014)

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Gateway to Growth | Annual Report on Canadian Tourism: Focus on the US Market

In this third annual report on Canadian tourism and travel, we focus on some of the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. It’s true that tourism is a remarkably resilient trade sector, a prolific job creator and a symbol of economic strength. Taken as a whole, Canada’s tourism industry has performed reasonably well, but significant opportunities remain and concerns proliferate. 

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Gateway to Growth | Creating Investment Opportunity in the Canadian Hotel Industry (Summer 2014)

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Gateway to Growth | Creating Investment Opportunity in the Canadian Hotel Industry

A review of Canada’s hotel industry, Gateway to Growth: Creating Investment Opportunity in the Canadian Hotel Industry, examines the current investment climate, identifies the challenges undermining profitability and provides practical recommendations to address the public policy issues which impede growth and deter investment.

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Gateway to Growth | Connecting America (Fall/Winter 2013)

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Gateway to Growth | Connecting America

Connecting America is an industry sponsored proposal for a new three-year coordinated, targeted and measurable tourism marketing co-investment initiative. This unprecedented CTC- lead campaign will re-energize the US consumer, utilizing existing air and ground access.

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Passport to Growth | How International Arrivals Stimulate Canadian Exports (Fall/Winter 2013)

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Passport to Growth | How International Arrivals Stimulate Canadian Exports

New research by Deloitte has found strong links between an increase in tourism — whether it’s for business or pleasure — and growth in Canadian exports. In other words, strengthening tourism can have a positive impact on Canadian companies and the economy overall.

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Gateway to Growth | Nanos Tourism Industry Survey (Fall/Winter 2013)

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Gateway to Growth | Nanos Tourism Industry Survey

As part of a joint research project, TIAC and CTC engaged Nanos Research to survey industry stakeholders.
The fieldwork was conducted online between April 29th and May 21st, 2013 via online questionnaires1. We
reached out to over 6 000 businesses and got 690 complete responses.

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Gateway to Growth | Canadian Tourism Industry Annual Report (Fall/Winter 2013)

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Gateway to Growth | Canadian Tourism Industry Annual Report

This year’s version of the Annual Report on the Tourism Industry will feature a new focus on tourism’s role in Canada’s overall economy. TIAC has worked in partnership with the CTC, Visa Canada and HLT Consulting to create this at-a-glance collection of industry statistics. As in previous years, this document can act as a reference piece for industry, key decision makers, business media and politicians.

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Navigate | New Directions in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure (Fall/Winter 2013)

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Navigate | New Directions in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

This is the seventh edition of our semiannual publication: Navigate. Each issue provides a pulse on the Canadian travel, hospitality and leisure industry and highlights future trends. Each issue also explores a ‘hot’ topic that is having significant influence on the industry.

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Gateway to Growth | Tourism Competitive Benchmarking Study (Fall/Winter 2013)

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Gateway to Growth | Tourism Competitive Benchmarking Study
In recent years, the CTC commissioned The Conference Board of Canada to undertake a Tourism Competitive Benchmarking Study. This year CTC and TIAC partnered on an updated version for 2013. The study compared the performance of 11 sectors and 48 industries, including the travel and tourism sector and tourism industries, to each other and to the overall economy.

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Gateway to Growth | Aiming High: Air Access to Canada (Fall/Winter 2013)

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Gateway to Growth | Aiming High: Air Access to Canada is the second in a series of research reports to increase awareness of the complexity of the global travel and tourism sector and to identify practical measures that will increase competitiveness and produce real and sustainable economic development, jobs and prosperity for Canadians.

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Gateway to Growth | Progress Report On Canadian Visitor Visa Process (Fall/Winter 2013)

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Gateway to Growth | Progress Report On Canadian Visitor Visa Process is the first in a series of research reports to increase awareness of the complexity of the global travel and tourism sector and to identify practical measures that will increase competitiveness and produce real and sustainable economic development, jobs and prosperity for Canadians.
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Gateway to Growth: Driving Global Opportunity (Fall 2013)

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Restoring Canadian Tourism: A Discussion Paper (Summer 2013)

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The Canadian Tourism Industry: A Special Report (Fall-Winter, 2012-13)

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evaluating where the tourism sectors stands requires more than a cataloguing of data points. We wanted to contextualize the numbers, and find the narrative thread that runs through all of figures.
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Navigate: New Directions in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure (Winter 2012-13)

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In this edition of Navigate, we take a close look at event tourism with a feature on the 2012 Summer Olympics and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Our findings show that 35% of travellers who have visited or plan to visit an Olympic host city were positively influenced by the Games. The ability of travel, hospitality and leisure companies to take full advantage of international sporting events and their legacy is determined by intense preparation and a strategic view of targeting new customers.
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Navigate: New Directions in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure (Summer 2012)

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Effective marketing can have a profound impact on a destination’s profile as proven by Newfoundland and Labrador. The province’s recent campaign has captured national and international attention while achieving numerous awards and driving measurable tourism results. We examine this campaign in more detail. We also have examined Germany as our hot destination. It is a well-developed tourism market that continues to improve its country’s infrastructure to welcome and accommodate visitors.
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Gateway to Growth: Modernizing Canada's Visitor Visa Process

Border and visitor visa issues can play a critical role in restoring Canada's competitiveness on the global tourism stage. In this paper, the NRTT We are asks the Government to consider a targeted asymmetrical approach that will create the strongest impact in the four key tourism source markets where travellers are required to obtain a visa prior to visiting Canada: Brazil, China, India and Mexico.
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