TIANS Supports Provincial Government for Protecting More Than 100 Acres of Wilderness Areas, Nature Reserves and Parks
As a long time member of the Public Lands Coalition of Nova Scotia, TIANS was pleased to see the completion of the protected areas network by the Provincial Government. The announcement to protect 100 acres of Nova Scotia's wilderness areas, nature reserves and parks was welcomed news. TIANS will continue its efforts on the environment front, understanding that our natural assets are at the heart of the tourism product with adventure/eco-tourism being one of the fastest growing tourism sectors in Canada.
Healthy Natural Environment = Strong Tourism Economy
As a member of the Public Lands Coalition, TIANS is extremely concerned with the lack of progress and commitment to the recommendations from the 2011 Natural Resource Strategy, "The Path We Share." TIANS wrote a letter to Premier Stephen McNeil regarding the 2011 Natural Resources Strategy. Please encourage your local MLA to endorse the recommendations provided in the Strategy, and ask them to be a champion for tourism.
Advisory Committee Appointments
TIANS has been appointed to a number of provincial advisory bodies to ensure a tourism perspective is considered relative to policy and regulatory development or adjustments. Some of the current advisory bodies TIANS currently serves on include:
- NS Provincial Aquaculture Committee
- Medway Lakes Wilderness Area Advisory Committee
- McNab's & Lawlor's Island Provincial Park Advisory Committee
Communities in Bloom
As provincial coordinators for the Nova Scotia Communities in Bloom Program, TIANS would like to acknowledge the 2016 Communities in Bloom participants, Barrington, Louisbourg, Oxford and Trenton Since 1995, communities have recognized the many benefits of participating in Communities in Bloom. Civic pride and community involvement through committees and volunteerism help improve the overall environmental awareness and action. TIANS remains a strong proponent for the program, which positively impacts the tourism, hospitality and retail industries throughout the province.
The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a graduated rating system designed to recognize hotels, motels, and resorts that are committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance. TIANS is responsible for managing the Green Key Eco-Rating Program in Nova Scotia for the Hotel Association of Canada. Each year a select number of Greek Key participating properties are inspected as part of this sustainable, environmentally friendly program.