2006TIANS-LogoTIANS AGM | May 22 & 23 | Pictou Lodge Beach Resort

Join us for this important industry event. In appreciation of your membership, TIANS, with the support of our industry partners, Destination Eastern & Northumberland Shores look forward to hosting you at our Annual General Meeting.

TIANS will host our 2014 AGM at one of Pictou’s finest culinary destination’s – Pictou Lodge Beach Resort. We encourage you to stay and explore the region. Pictou Lodge Beach Resort is offering special AGM rates from May 22 – 24 starting at $109 plus HST. To book your stay, call 1.800.495.6343 or visit

During Thursday’s program, we will feature a presentation from our highly requested Narrative Toolkit, Change the Conversation. Join Leo Artalejo, Chief Storyteller & Senior Counsel, from NATIONAL ATLANTIC, who will teach you how to speak about the business impact of tourism in a new way that will resonate with other business owners in your community, government, media, customers and your neighbours.

Why not showcase your business during the Welcome Reception & Marketplace on Thursday, May 22, by setting up a booth? If you’d like to promote your business, please contact Tiffany Morash for pricing details at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (902) 423-4480. Space is limited.

Contact Linda Jones, our friendly Receptionist at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (902) 423-4480 to register today.

Please check back later for regular updates concerning our AGM.

Workshop2Change the conversation: APRIL 8 - HALIFAX, ns

One of the biggest challenges facing the tourism industry is the lack of recognition by policy makers over the value and importance of tourism to the provincial economy. Over the past year, TIANS has been working to develop a new communication strategy to help us increase the dialogue around tourism in the province. One of the ways we will be successful is to shift the narrative about tourism. We all have a role to play, so join this interactive session for your own narrative toolkit and find out how to speak to your stakeholders in a way that positions tourism as a key part of the economic solution for rural and urban economies. 

Join Leo Artalejo from NATIONAL Atlantic for this workshop focused on how to tell a new story about the business impact of tourism in Nova Scotia, through the lenses of economic development, innovation and labour. This session will help you talk about the business of tourism in a new way that will resonate with other business owners in your community, government, media, customers, or your neighbours. In partnership with Destination Halifax, we are pleased to announce the following workshop:


  • Tuesday, April 8th - Atlantica Halifax, Room: Guild Hall - 9:00am-11:00am

To register please contact Tiffany Morash at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 902.423.4480
Stay tuned for future sessions near you! 

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