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    TIAC Concerned Over Mexican Visa

      The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) is expressing concern over Canada’s introduction of partial visa requirements for visiting Mexican nationals. As of February 29, Mexican citizens who hold a valid US non-immigrant visa or have held a Canadian visa in the past 10 years and are travelling by air on a Mexican passport will be able to apply for an electronic travel authorization (eTA). With the high number of Mexican citizens currently holding US visas, the majority will…

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    TIAC Celebrates Tourism Award Winners

      The winners of the 2023 Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), were revealed at the awards ceremony in Ottawa. The awards are a prestigious recognition of outstanding achievements in the tourism sector. These awards showcase the dedication, innovation, and excellence of individuals and organizations that contribute significantly to the growth and success of the Canadian tourism industry. The Canadian Tourism Awards, sponsored by Ottawa Tourism, WestJet, and the Toronto Star, continue to play…

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  • TIAC Applauds Federal Tourism Strategy

      The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) applauds the Government of Canada for taking decisive action to support the recovery and long-term growth of Canada’s tourism industry with the unveiling of the new Federal Tourism Growth Strategy. The strategy, titled Canada 365: Welcoming the World. Every day., aims to build back this once $105 billion industry and solidify Canada’s position as a top global destination. Informed by extensive consultations with various stakeholders, including tourism businesses, industry associations, Indigenous organizations, and…

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    Bill Knowlton Given Lifetime Award

      The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has awarded its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 to Bill Knowlton. A seasoned professional and accomplished leader with more than five decades in the industry, Knowlton’s storied career has taken him from tour directing for Tauck Tours in the 1970s to becoming a partner at Jonview Canada, where he was instrumental in growing the company to become one of the country’s leading inbound receptive tour operators. “This award, recognizes an individual…

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    Hotel Association of Canada welcomes Adrienne Foster

    The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has announced the appointment of Adrienne Foster as vice-president, policy and public affairs. In her new role, Foster will spearhead the industry’s recovery efforts including a focus on public policy that supports tourism and hospitality growth, urgency and attention on the labour crisis and ensuring a level playing field amongst all accommodation providers. Foster has championed the travel industry in Canada for more than 10 years. With both public and private sector experience, she…

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  • Canada’s Tourism Industry Association Welcomes New President and CEO

    The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has found its new leader in Beth Potter following an intensive search. “I’m excited to be taking on this new challenge. This is a critical time for the tourism industry,” says Potter. “The decisions the government takes in the coming weeks and months will have a significant impact on our ability to bring back the jobs and economic growth that tourism contributed to the Canadian economy before the COVID-19 pandemic.” Potter will officially…

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