TIAC Launches 2023 Tourism Town Halls

TIAC has launched its 2023 series of Tourism Town Halls, kicking things off in Saskatoon yesterday (Jan. 19).

The industry-wide events are delivered by TIAC to reach all tourism industry stakeholders from coast to coast to coast. The Town Halls provide an opportunity to meet with TIAC and its partners to better understand efforts on national and local tourism issues, and offers a forum for open dialogue, discussion, and constructive debate.

Beth Potter, President & CEO of TIAC, said: “We are encouraging and welcoming businesses and organizations in all sectors of the tourism economy to participate in our Town Halls this year. As we strive to rebuild the industry post-pandemic, the time to come together to discuss the challenges we continue to face and find solutions is now.”

Each Town Hall is a full-day event that includes a morning session focused on innovation and sustainability best-practices and the sharing of experiences, while also highlighting digitization, market-readiness, research and training. Following a complimentary lunch, the Town Hall session will give tourism stakeholders the chance to provide first-hand input on issues affecting their business.

Attendees will also get an overview of the plans to reposition and grow Canada’s visitor economy, including all verticals from leisure/business travel, travel trade, meetings and conventions and sports tourism.

The Town Halls continue through April with the following schedule:

  • January 27, British Columbia
  • February 1, Ontario
  • February 21, Nova Scotia
  • February 22, Quebec
  • February 23, New Brunswick
  • March 7, Manitoba
  • March 15, Yukon
  • March 17, Nunavut
  • March 21, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • March 30, Prince Edward Island
  • April 4, Northwest Territories
  • TBD, Alberta

The Tourism Town Halls series is made possible this year with the support of the Government of Canada and sponsors including Destination Canada, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, Tourism HR Canada, and WestJet.

For more, go to https://tiac-aitc.ca/cgi/page.cgi/Tourism_Town_Hall_2023.html