National Advocacy

A Message from Tony Pollard - President, Hotel Association of Canada

In 2013, the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) celebrates its Centennial Anniversary, and as I reflect on all the activities we have undertaken as an Association, I believe one of the significant contributions in recent years is the Annual HAC Travel Intentions Survey. This survey provides us with guidance, insight, and knowledge of the travelers we service. Read More

Federal Budget

In mid-March the Minister of Finance, James M. Flaherty presented the 2013-2014 budget in the House of Commons. The budget continues to focus on economic growth in this challenging global economy. Most applicable to tourism is the:

  • Temporary hiring credit for small business has been expanded and extended for one year. This credit will provide up to $1,000 to offset increased Employment Insurance (EI) premium costs for a small business that had total EI premiums of less than $15,000 in 2012.
  • The announcement of an investment in conjunction with the federal infrastructure projects that will maintain VIA Rail services for remote communities.

Open Skies

In November TIANS wrote to the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) on the issue of Open Skies. To view the letter, click here. View HAC's response.

Canada's Tourism Industry Welcomes New Airfare Advertising Rules

Canada's new all-inclusive airfare advertising regulations will promote fair competition among airfare advertisers and help consumers make informed purchasing decisions, according to the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). Read More

Canadian Tourism Commission Funding

Funding Cuts to Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) not good news for Tourism. Read More