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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 

Federal Support Announced
Prime Minister Trudeau commits $1Billion in response to COVID-19; waves one-week waiting period for EI. Read More

TIANS: COVID-19 - What You Can Do
The latest update on Coronavirus impact. News, Links and Resources for IndustryVisit for more.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions, or visit the Preparing to Reopen Nova Scotia Webiste

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.  

Peggy's Point Lighthouse Partnership - Government and Industry Working Together for Tourism
The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia is pleased to be working in partnership with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

Atlantic Canada Matches 3 Target Groups with tourism Products and Experiences
ACTP commissioned Environics Analytics to help them identify efficient and cost-effective ways to reach their target market

Global Tourism Watch - UK Summary Report 2010
Driven by the launch of a new global brand and ongoing challenges in Canada's priority markets. the Canadian Tourism Commission initiated.

New Stats Show Growth in Most Markets - Stats Canada
Statistics Canada has released international travel numbers for December, as well as the preliminary numbers for the full twelve months. 

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