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:
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:
As the impact of the global pandemic COVID-19 destabilizes the world economy, the Tourism Industry is reporting immediate and long term impacts.
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.
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:
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.
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).
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.
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.
In August, TIANS sent Election Questions to the three main Political Parties to gauge their perspective on issues important 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.
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 the announcement today that ferry service will resume into Nova Scotia in 2014.
TIANS is encouraged by the update from the provinical government regarding ferry service between Yarmouth and the United States.
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.
The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) is pleased to announce the 2013 Tourism Scholarship Recipients.
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.