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On Saturday, July 20th TIANS public position on the Inverness Airport Investment was published in the Chronicle Herald.  Additionally, TIANS has written to Premier McNeil and the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, advising of its position.
April 16, 2019 - TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA--Higher-spending Visitors Drive Nova Scotia’s Tourism Revenue Growth
March 11, 2019 - TIANS provided the following submission to the provincial law amendments committee regarding STR
 Earlier today March 7, 2019,  the Provincial Government announced Bill 101 to address regulations related to the Short-Term Rental Industry.
TIANS Response to Working Group Report on Short-Term Rentals
 TIANS has submitted the above document in response to the Government Working Group on Short-Term Rentals.  
 The Minister’s Working Group on Short-term Rentals was established to provide input on the policy environment given the growth
in the market and use of digital platforms for booking private accommodations, and to assess how these innovative technologies
affect Nova Scotia’s tourism sector.
 On November 27th the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) hosted the Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence as
the grand finale to
the 41st
Annual Tourism Summit – Making the Connection.
The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) celebrated the success of South Shore High School students last night.
The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) is calling for regulations for the Short Term Rental (STR) Industry.
Environmental Advocacy
TIANS responds to proposed closure of Boat Harbour by 2020 and the development of a pipeline to dispose of treated effluent water from
 Northern Pulp into the Northumberland Strait.  TIANS fully supports the concerns of the fisheries sector and other stakeholders.
 Read the letter
sent to Premier MacNeil, and the correspondence from TIANS and other members of the Atlantic Tourism Caucus.
2018 Federal Budget
Tourism Highlights from the 2018 Federal Budget. Read more
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Annual Tourism Summit Celebrates Excellence


Seasonal Tourist Business Designation
Deadline to apply September 1st

Seasonal Tourist Business may receive a reduced tax rate on municipal tax bill.

 Application form here



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 Tourism's Economic Impact

- Revenues totaled $2.61 Billion in 2018.

- $1.18 + Billion came from non-resident visitors.

- Generates $300 Million in tax revenues annually.

- 2.4 Million visitors came to Nova Scotia in 2018.

- Tourism employs 40,000+ Nova Scotians.

- 1 out of 3 Nova Scotians work in Tourism as their first job.