Member News

Open Call For Nominations - TIANS Board of Directors

TIANS has issued an Open Call for Nominations for election to the TIANS Board of Directors. 

Peggy's Point Lighthouse Partnership - Restoration of Provincial Icon #TourismWeek

Halifax, NS (May 31, 2017) - TIANS is pleased to be working in partnership this year with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 39 (Atlantic Provinces); and the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to oversee the painting of the Peggy's Point Lighthouse in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia.

Tourism Operators Optimistic For Strong Season But Still Lots of Work To Be Done

Halifax, NS (May 23, 2017) - The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) has released industry survey data that reports operators expect another strong year across the province.

Tourism Revenue Reached $2.6 Billion in 2016 - With Right Approach, More to Come

Halifax, N.S. (February 17, 2017) - The announcement this week by Premier McNeil that the tourism industry generated $2.6 Billion in revenue in 2016, is a significant milestone.

Rodd Hotels & Resorts Invest In Yarmouth

Mark Rodd, President & CEO of Rodd Hotels & Resorts recently announced a $2 Million investment in the Rodd Grand Yarmouth Hotel.

2017 Annual General Meetings Partners

This event would not be possible without our many partnerships. We would ask you to recognize our AGM Partners and support these companies that are investing in Nova Scotia's tourism industry.

Annual Tourism Summit Celebrates Excellence

On November 22nd, The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) hosted the Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence as the grand finale to the 39th Annual Tourism Summit - Invest In Tourism.

Call To Action: Proposed Changes To Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program

On September 19, 2016, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources (HUMA) presented its report and recommendations, proposing changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFW). 

Atlantic Canada Develops Travel Trade Readiness Program

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the four Atlantic Canada provinces, in coordination with the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick are pleased to inform you that two of Canada‚Äôs leading tourism development firms, Bannikin Travel and Tourism and Twenty31 Consulting, have been secured to develop a Travel Trade Readiness Program for the Atlantic Canada industry. 

U.S. Marine Link Important for Nova Scotia's Economy

TIANS is pleased that ferry service has been confirmed from Nova Scotia to the United States with a secured ship operated by Bay Ferries Limited. 

TIANS Applauds New Youth Apprenticeship Program for Tourism

The announcement of a new youth apprenticeship program "Serve it Up" is welcome news for the tourism industry in Nova Scotia.

TIANS Encourages Support for International Marine Link

July 14, 2016 (Halifax, N.S.) - The Chairman of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) is urging all stakeholders to support the international ferry link and make it a success.

Tourism Week 2016: Looking Good, Could Be Great

Ottawa, June 1, 2016 -- National Tourism Week in Canada is May 29 to June 4. A Week to celebrate Tourism's importance as an economic sector and in 2016 there is much to celebrate.

TIANS To Lead Change With New Board Of Directors

TIANS held its Annual General Meeting at the Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre on May 19th. A list of the newly elected Board of Directors is below:

Tourism Week Events | May 29 - June 4, 2016

Mark your calendars for National Tourism Week happening from May 29 - June 4, 2016! Tourism Week in Canada is the national celebration that highlights the economic impact and social benefits of Canada's tourism sector among the media, general public and government at all levels. It provides a focal point for activities organized by the provincial and territorial tourism industry associations, provincial and territorial marketing organizations, destination marketing organizations, individual businesses and other partners. Tourism Week is organized collectively by a number of private tourism stakeholders.

We Invite You to Join Us at the TIANS AGM

In appreciation of your membership, TIANS, with the support of our regional partners, looks forward to hosting you during this complimentary event at the Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre from May 18 - 19, 2016.

TIANS AGM Partners - May 18-19, 2016

TIANS AGM would not be possible without the generous support from our partners below.

Message to the Nova Scotia Tourism Industry - Provincial Visitor Information Centres

TIANS is extremely pleased that Minister Mark Furey has announced that the province will continue to support the operations at all six of the Provincial Visitor Information Centres. 

Media Coverage Concerning Provincial Visitor Information Centres & Industry Responses

Please find below the media coverage concerning Nova Scotia's Provincial Visitor Information Centres, as well as industry responses to date. 

A Message From TIANS - Provincial Visitor Information Centres

TIANS is very concerned with the announcement that the Province is considering closure of all the Provincial Visitor Information Centres. TIANS believes a comprehensive review of how we service visitors would ensure that decisions are being made in support of growing the visitor economy.