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Lend Your Voice

TIANS has reached out to our Nova Scotia MP’s in support of a Federal Tourism Tax Credit. The implementation of a $2000 tax credit would have an immediate and significant impact on the recovery of Canada’s Tourism Industry.  Do your part, to help rebuild the tourism economy and the Country.  Contact your local MP (view the NS MP list).


View the Letter to Nova Scotia Members of Parliament:

Letter to Nova Scotia Members of Parliament

Do you have Meeting Rooms Available? 

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) is currently looking at alternative locations for apprentices to write their qualification exams. As all Nova Scotia Community Colleges are closed due to COVID-19, tourism accommodations provide a viable option for consideration.

Please note that this is an expression of interest only. NSAA will have more details once Government restrictions have been lifted and exam schedules can be planned. 

Meeting rooms would be required for exam writings for all trades in the following locations: Sydney, Halifax, Truro, Port Hawkesbury, Bridgewater, Kentville, New Glasgow, and Yarmouth. 

Contact Ebeneezer Annan, Programs Manager, NSAA:

Frequently Asked Questions for Hotel Employers
The Hotel Association of Canada has prepared Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19 and how it may impact on Hotel employers.

The Rick Howe Show - March 17, 2020
TIANS President, Darlene Grant Fiander shared Tourism impact perspective from COVID-19 on the Rick Howe Show on NewsTalk radio 95.7.

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
The Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.


As the impact of the global pandemic COVID-19 destabilizes the world economy, the Tourism Industry is reporting immediate and long term impacts.

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.

TIANS Welcomes New Board of Directors

On May 23, 2014, TIANS held its Annual General Meeting at Pictou Lodge Beach Resort. A list of TIANS newly elected Board of Directors is below:

2014 AGM Sponsors

Join us for the Welcome Reception and Marketplace during the TIANS AGM on Thursday, May 22nd from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Take this opportunity to network with tourism suppliers to discover the latest innovative products and exciting partnership opportunities that will excel your tourism business. A special thank you to our exhibitors. 

It's Time to Welcome America Back - We Need You

TIANS is encouraging operators to support the Gateway to Growth - Connecting America initiative led by the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) and supporting in partnership by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC).

TIANS Recognizes Excellence in Tourism

On November 26th the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) hosted the 2013 Crystal Tourism Awards as the grand finale to the 36th Annual Tourism Summit – Getting Back to Business.

Getting Back to Business at the 2013 Tourism Summit

Over 500 delegates will gather at the World Trade and Convention Centre to discuss the opportunities and industry trends in an effort to enhance Nova Scotia’s tourism industry.

Tourism Matters - Election 2013

In August, TIANS sent Election Questions to the three main Political Parties to gauge their perspective on issues important to the tourism industry. 

Political Parties Make Commitments to the Tourism Industry

TIANS is pleased to have received responses on tourism questions from the three main political parties in anticipation of the upcoming election.

Canadian Tourism Sector Compensation—What Are Your Competitors Paying?

The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) has released the median wage and salary tables from the 2012 Canadian Tourism Sector Compensation Study. This biennial study reports on 45 different occupations in Canada’s tourism industry. 

TIANS Applauds Ferry Announcement

TIANS applauds the announcement today that ferry service will resume into Nova Scotia in 2014.

TIANS Remains Optimistic Regarding Ferry Service

TIANS is encouraged by the update from the provinical government regarding ferry service between Yarmouth and the United States.

TIANS Congratulates Halifax Stanfield on Global Awards

TIANS applauds the staff and management of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (HSIA), recently named the 5th Best Airport in the World for airports that service fewer than 5 million passengers.  The Skytrax World Airport Awards also named Halifax Stanfield as the 3rd Best Regional Airport in North America and the 8th Best Airport in North America – Halifax was the only Canadian airport in the regional category.

Industry Supporting Education – Tourism Scholarships Announced

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) is pleased to announce the 2013 Tourism Scholarship Recipients.  

National Tourism Week

The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) proudly announces National Tourism Week – June 10-16, 2013. Tourism Week in Canada is a national celebration highlighting the impact of Canada’s $71.5 billion tourism industry. In Nova Scotia, Tourism Week is an opportunity to reinforce the economic importance tourism has on our province.