Dear Tourism Partners,
As businesses around the province reopen and prepare to welcome guests back, TIANS continues to hear from operators seeking clarity around reopening guidelines. TIANS recognizes that, while some elements of the visitor economy have opened, many of our businesses are still in need of immediate financial supports. We have highlighted the urgency of targeted support for the sector at the provincial level, and continue to add our voice to the national advocacy efforts for a federal support package to address these needs. Today, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) released a summary of their industry-developed recovery campaign that seeks sector-specific government support to ensure Canada has a tourism industry post-pandemic. We urge you to add your voice in support of this effort – visit tourismmatters.ca to send a letter to your MP. More information regarding the recovery outline including a link to the comprehensive document is provided in today’s Bulletin.
As part of our support for Industry TIANS will be hosting two webinars next week, focused on best practices for safe reopening. Details and registration links are indicated below. Today, TIANS also launches our new Podcast Series – Industry Innovation in the Wake of COVID-19. Over the coming weeks, interviews, stories and profiles will be shared – highlighting the resiliency of Nova Scotia’s tourism sector, undiscovered gems around the province and people who are making a difference in their communities.
The new-normal has led to personal protective equipment (PPE) being an essential part of doing business; TIANS has compiled a listing of PPE suppliers in NS – tourismstrong/ca/ppeforbusiness to help you navigate this new way forward.
Tourism Nova Scotia is preparing to launch a domestic campaign, targeted at driving travel within the region. Be sure to update your business listing on novascotia.com to ensure visitors have your latest operational hours and detailed information.
We thank you for your ongoing commitment and dedication to the tourism industry.
Stay Tourism Strong,
The TIANS Team