Ottawa Tourism Extends Tour Operator Incentive Program

Ottawa Tourism is extending its Ottawa Visitor Incentive Program (VIP) — which encourages tour operators to bring more visitors to Ottawa — until Feb. 28, 2022. The program, which offers an incentive of $50 per room night when a paid admission to an eligible attraction is included, was originally scheduled to end on Dec. 31, 2021.

Hotels and attractions must be paid by the tour operator and proof of payment is required for the funding. There are no minimum room night requirements. Travel must be completed by Feb. 28, 2022.


Michael Crockatt, president and CEO of Ottawa Tourism, said: “We are excited to work with our tour operator clients to enhance their existing itineraries — or to build new ones — in order to showcase what Ottawa has to offer for a diverse clientele.”

Crockatt added: “Ottawa’s museums, sporting events, and other attractions—not to mention our hotels — are ready to safely welcome back visitors.”

To date, over 20 top tour companies — hosting both domestic and international visitors — have joined this program.

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