Webinar Series

As our community continues to cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, TIANS and NSTHRC are here to help. TIANS, NSTHRC and our partners continue to provide you with webinars geared at equipping businesses with the skills and knowledge they need to survive the new realities of our COVID economy.

See upcoming events below, along with recorded webinars for those sessions you've missed.

Upcoming Webinars

TNS is offering a Spring Tune-up series each week in April with a lineup of fantastic presenters to help you freshen up your business and get ready for the peak tourism season. Full details about all of the webinars and registration information.

Package Up with Tourism Nova Scotia
April 22 10am
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As the busy travel season approaches, now is a great time to review your online profile to help promote your business to visitors planning their Nova Scotia vacations. Have you updated your business listing, packages, events, or experiences on NovaScotia.com? Is your website up-to-date? What else should you be considering? Michelle Sears, Digital Marketing Advisor at TNS, will provide a quick recap of how you can market your business on NovaScotia.com. Judy Lynch, Tourism Development Advisor at TNS, will also share tips to help you create compelling packages to attract customers.

Promoting Health and Safety During Your Spring Ramp-up
April 29, 2021 at 10 am
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As tourism businesses prepare to welcome visitors this Spring and Summer, health and safety are top of mind. Join TNS and TIANS for a webinar presented by Joe Treen, OH&S Director at Safety Services NS. The webinar will review the basics of health and safety and how business leaders can create a safe and welcoming environment for your staff and customers by understanding your obligations, providing training, and clear communication.

The webinar will cover:

  • Obligations of employers and where to learn more
  • Spring checklists and reviewing your health and safety plan, and orientation of new staff and re-adjusting to the workplace
  • Planning communications with customers on-site to ensure continued compliance with COVID safety measures
  • Planning for guests completing a two-week self-isolation
  • Building confidence by promoting your safety plan to potential customers 
  • Training and certification available in Nova Scotia for the tourism industry on cleaning practices, including Clean it Right and follow-up audits available through Safety Services of NS

Eligible webinar participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for an audit with Safety Services of Nova Scotia. More details will be provided during the webinar. To be eligible for an audit, participants must be a tourism business currently in operation in Nova Scotia.

COVID-19 Safe Event Planning Webinar Series
If you are planning to host an event this spring and summer, Events Nova Scotia are there to help! Thiswebinar series, COVID-19 Safe Event Planning, is aseries focused on helping you plan safe eventsunder current event guidelines.  Interpreting those guidelines can sometimes be daunting so Events NS and staff from a variety of government departments will  provide you with advice around the types of activities allowed, gathering limits, food service or COVID-19 protocols, and more. Webinar content will provide tips on planning your event; ENS will be joined by Labour and Advanced Education, Environment, and Alcohol & Gaming, answering any questions you may have.  Thursdays at 3:00 PM:

Register for April 22nd, 2021 
Register for May 6th, 2021

TIANS partners, Hospitality Saskatchewan have generously offered access to our Industry here for an upcoming webinar series, "Hospitality Health and Wellness."

The first of 4 webinars kicked off April 1st. The Series will focus on the significant challenges facing our front line, managers and owners during the pandemic and best practices in handling the stress associated with these times.

Additional Information and Registration

The hospitality industry is under significant strain, and many individuals are struggling with their mental health. The premiere webinar featured motivational speaker, Allan Kehler, who reminds us that when it comes to mental health, silence is not the answer. The time to talk is NOW.

Recorded Webinars

eCornell | Restarting the Hospitality Industry

eCornell highlights initiatives that will help get travelers back to hotels, including developing new cleanliness standards for the industry, obtaining funding, and conveying confidence and trust to the travel sector. We will also discuss how hotels, including their restaurants, will likely be operated differently in the future, as well as the silver linings or opportunities embedded in the crisis.

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