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2018 Tourism Numbers Released for Nova Scotia  

April 16, 2019 - TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA--Higher-spending Visitors Drive Nova Scotia’s Tourism Revenue Growth

TIANS Submission to Law Amendments Committee re: STR

March 11, 2019 - TIANS provided the following submission to the provincial law amendments committee regarding STR

Important Update - Short-Term Rental Regulations

 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 Goverment Working Group on Short-Term Rentals.  

Goverment Working Group Report 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.


Annual Tourism Summit Celebrates Excellence

 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.


High School Culinary Program Helping Fill Critical Labour Gap

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) celebrated the success of South Shore High School students last night.


TIANS in the Media - Calling for Short-Term Rental Regulation 

The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) is calling for regulations for the Short Term Rental (STR) Industry.


TIANS President interviewed on Airbnb Issue

Darlene Grant Fiander, President of TIANS was interviewed on July 23rd as follow up to an earlier CBC story, "Tourism In Nova Scotia And Airbnb."   

TIANS Releases 2017/2018 Annual Report

The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia highlights key activites over the past year in the recently relesaed Annual Report 

The NSTHRC Presents Annual Report

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council is pleased to provide industry with the 2017/2018 Annual Report.  

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


View the Proposed Slate and Bios for the 2019/2020 TIANS Board of Directors. 

Slate and Bios


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Join us at our 2019 TIANS Annual General Meeting being held on May 15 & 16 at the beautiful Inverary Resort.  

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 Tourism's economic Impact

- Revenues totaled $2.7 Billion in 2017.

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

- Generates $300 Million in tax revenues annually.

- 2.2 Million visitors come to Nova Scotia in 2017.

- Tourism employs 40,000+ Nova Scotians.

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