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TIANS Member Bulletin | July 24
The launch of our new TIANS Cares program, important federal and provincial announcements, and an update on the Tourist Accommodations Registry. Read the upcoming TIANS member bulletin.  

Tourism Tax Credit Supported by Atlantic Canada Industry Leaders
Read 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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