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Tourism Tax Credit Supported by Atlantic Canada Industry LeadersRead the press release. 

TIANS Member Bulletin | June 25

A call to support the Tourism Tax Credit, our new training program, Clean It Right, the Atlantic bubble bursting, and Tourism Nova Scotia’s marketing strategy for 2020. Read the upcoming TIANS member bulletin. 

Support the call to support a federal Tourism Tax Travel Credit for Canadians for 2020. View the Letter to Nova Scotia Members of Parliament

TIANS Member Bulletin | June 19

A call to complete the Business Confidence Survey, Updated reopening guidelines and helpful webinars to assist in your businesses reopening. Read the upcoming TIANS member bulletin

 Business Confidence Survey | June 18

As the economy begins to revive following the June 5th reopening, TIANS continues our advocacy on your behalf. Help inform our discussions with government, policymakers & support agencies by completing our Business Confidence Survey.

TIANS Member Bulletin | June 5

Reopening Guidelines, obtaining PPE, upcoming webinars, and recovery plans to help your business reopen safely. Read the recent TIANS member bulletin

Reopening Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is preparing to reopen the province safely. As more businesses, organizations, services and public spaces reopen, we need to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep everyone safe. Email [email protected] with questions, or visit the Preparing to Reopen Nova Scotia Webiste
TIANS Member Bulletin | May 29
As Nova Scotia announces the reopening of the economy on June 5th, and we wrap up Tourism Awareness Week, TIANS continues to advocate for specific and robust supports for the tourism sector. Read the latest member update
Tourism Awareness Week | May 24-31
The tourism industry is an anchor for Canada's economy. During #TourismAwarenessWeek TIANS highlights the incredible resilience of the sector - our business operators focused on adapting and adjusting to reopen and safely operate for visitors.
#NSTourismMatters. Visit to learn more.
Think Nova Scotia First | Tourism Awareness Week
Halifax, N.S. (May 21, 2020) – Sunday, May 24th marks the beginning of National Tourism Awareness Week (TAW) in Canada. TAW is a grassroots initiative focused on sharing information around the important role the tourism sector plays in the Canadian economy and the need for strong public policy supporting the sector. Read the press release.
TIANS Member Bulletin
As Nova Scotia enters into the eighth week of the COVID-19 pandemic, TIANS continues to advocate for specific and robust supports for the tourism sector. Read the latest member update
Policy Update: Short-Term Rentals
While the focus has been on the current health crisis, additional policy from the provincial government was recently announced as an Order in Council confirming tax rates will be maintained at the current threshold; short term rentals over 4 rooms will be taxed as commercial.  This is an important win for Industry as we heard from many small operators concerned over the impact of the potential change to this regulation.
Policy Update: Seasonal Tourist Business Designation
A pilot is currently being pursued around the Seasonal Tourist Business Designation.   The initiative is designed to allow for businesses to extend their opening, without penalty or a change to their taxation status.  As the industry looks to extend their current seasons to partially recoup impacts from COVID-19, this will be an important element of planning for operations.
TIANS: COVID-19 - What You Can Do
The latest update on Coronavirus impact. News, Links and Resources for Industry. Visit for more.
Federal Support Announced
Prime Minister Trudeau commits $1Billion in response to COVID-19; waves one-week waiting period for EI. Read More
Important Notice for Accommodation Operators Regarding Accommodations Licensing
The province is in the process of modernizing the legislation governing accommodation operations in Nova Scotia. Read More


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Clean It Right is a new training program provided through TIANS to provide awareness and education on cleaning your establishment with the goal of regaining consumer confidence.The program was designed to increase the safety of guests, visitors and the workforce in the Tourism industry.

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BathFitterLogo Bath Fitter Commercial is offering preferred pricing to TIANS members for any hospitality or multi-unit property. Bath Fitter’s custom acrylic is easy-to-clean, affordable and simple. Specializing in the occupied remodel, Bath Fitter can remodel your units, without displacing your guests, in as little as one day. For a free consultation, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at 902.292.4819.
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How do you stay connected with your customers? Bay Street to Main Street Consulting offers many services to increase revenues, save on expenses and grow your business! Affordable, tech-savvy and simple to use, Cash Back Premium Program enables powerful customer engagement and rewards plus market presence to 14 million cardholders throughout 49 countries. With the potential for 100+% ROI, this is the best system for SME’s in all business sectors, with a sweet spot for hospitality & tourism.

Call today to explore opportunities to grow by inviting your guests back for a new Nova Scotia experience/ adventure. TIANS Members can enjoy exclusive services such as two free months of processing fees (approx. value $100), set up at each location, two days of training, ongoing assistance and sharing in social media (First 30 Days). Contact: Maria Canes, Bay Street to Main Street Consulting. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 902.477.7614 or 902.449.7624

CourierExpressLogo Maritime Bus is offering a great incentive for TIANS members. Courier Express is their division that offers affordable shipment methods with same day delivery! If you sign up as a corporate member, your first Express Pack is free! Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit Courier Express for more information.

Coach Atlantic Group also operates their Halifax Airport Shuttle that connects the Airport to 16 stops in the downtown Halifax area. This valuable service for travelers traveling out of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport is offered at such an affordable rate of $22 one way and $40 return (taxes included). **Book now at


Discount Car and Truck Rentals has many convenient locations to serve all your rental needs in Nova Scotia. TIANS members receive an exclusive benefit of $25.00 per day 300km limited mileage or $35.00 per day unlimited mileage on all cars full size to compact. We also offer free pick-up service. To save today, call TIANS at 902.423.4480 for the savings code. Book online today!



Eastlink Business is pleased to offer TIANS members special business mobile offers. Let's connect about your business and see how we can help you with your business mobile service. Give us a call at 1.877.813.1727



Efficiency Nova Scotia is an organization that helps Nova Scotians reduce their energy consumption and improve their energy efficiency. We are pleased to offer TIANS members financial incentives, technical assistance and financing to make it easy and affordable for businesses to improve energy efficiency.


Offers TIANS members competitive rates. Reservations can be made toll free at 1.800.227.7368 National Car Rental. Please contact TIANS at 902.423.4480 for the group ID discount number.


Is a leading Canadian company specializing in the design manufacturing and distribution of personalized business products, printing, and payroll solutions. TIANS members save 10% on the first order and re-orders save 5%. Please quote member code 46524 when placing your order. Contact Shauna at 902. 440.0610 for personal assistance. 

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Our strategic partnership with Moneris offers TIANS members the most competitive rates and customer service. Please review the savings opportunities here! 


New Century is a full-service signage company able to provide the tourism industry with any sign product from design concepts through to installation. TIANS members receive preferred pricing with a 10% discount across the board. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at 902.455.3001 ext. 112.


Competitive discounts are offered to members.  At Hamster our focus is saving our client's time and money when they order office supplies. In the HRM we provide same day delivery service if you order by 10:30 AM and next day delivery throughout the rest of the Maritimes. For more information or to place an order, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at 902.817.6724.


Simmons Canada is pleased to offer TIANS members a 10% savings on all bedding. For more information, please contact Yves Maisonneuve at 1.800.922.1933 ext. 405.


TIANS is pleased to offer a benefit that will provide members with a very competitive price to fulfill their energy needs. For TIANS members convenience, a special pricing structure is available for both year-round and seasonal businesses. Please note that current contracts with Superior Propane must be honoured until the contract end date. For more information, please contact TIANS Membership Specialist at 902.423.4480.



Swish Maintenance is a leading distributor of sanitation supplies and equipment recognized for the Value, Quality, and Service we bring to our customers. We are honoured to be trusted experts in complete cleaning solutions in the many industries we serve and are on a mission to help you solve your most challenging cleaning tasks. We are a family owned Canadian company, presently manufacturing and distributing proven innovative cleaning products from 15 locations across Canada. For hospitality inquiries, please contact Dave Yeadon, Account Manager, Swish Maintenance, 902.440.9510 – View their recent Fall/Winter Promotions.



With the flexibility of short-run, on-demand printing, let our Halifax team of TPH® specialists help you and your business stand out. Print Services include: Corporate Printing, Conferences & Events, Mailing Services, Branding & Creative. Print Products include: Offset & Digital Printing, Large Format Printing, Custom Printing, Electronic Media, Finishing.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  at 902.422.7730.


Tourism Talent is the recruitment solution for the tourism industry. TIANS members are entitled to a special offer when posting a job listing on the website. Purchase a one-time ad, at $69 and receive a second ad at no extra charge – to be used at any future date. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at 902.422.5853 or visit us online. Be sure to ask for the TIANS member special when placing your order!