June 2, 2021
As we learn of re-opening plans across Canada, many members of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) have shared their optimism of seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel. While it is nice to hear positive feedback, rest assured we remain in the trenches working on recovery and advocating for solutions to help your business, the greatest being the re-opening of borders.
That is why we are at the table of The Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable, united with other like-minded organizations elevating the priority to re-open travel and ask the government to announce an implementation plan based on the recommendations of their Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel. The Government of Canada needs to listen to their panel of experts and make changes to current policies based on science and evidence.
As co-chair of the Roundtable, along with my counterpart from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, I can assure you, your concerns and priorities are well represented.
On another positive note, Sunday wrapped up a very successful Tourism Week in Canada and we were pleased to share stories about members and regions from coast to coast to coast and saw tremendous participation across this country with a wave of glowing green. Thanks to everyone who embraced the national campaign to elevate the importance of tourism as a significant economic generator, job creator and overall contributor to the well-being of the country.
As your National Voice for the Tourism Industry, TIAC will continue to champion your needs. We appreciate your continued support and engagement in our efforts.
Our success begins with you.
President & CEO
Tourism Industry Association of Canada