The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is recognized by government as the voice of tourism.
We advocate the importance of tourism as an economic driver and job creator in order to serve the interests of Ontario’s diverse tourism industry and business community.
Our association comprises regional tourism organizations (RTOs), destination marketing organizations (DMOs), sector associations, businesses and educators. Collectively, we represent more than 186,000 businesses and 389,000 employees.
1. Ensure favourable public policy.
2. Verify relevance and ROI for members.
3. Build and support a collaborative network.
4. Maintain organizational sustainability.
To be the unified voice of the diverse tourism industry in Ontario in order to realize prosperity and growth.
Economic prosperity for Ontario through tourism.
Why become a member?
TIAO works proactively with stakeholders to resolve policy issues facing Ontario's tourism industry. With your support, TIAO can present a stronger, more unified front when advocating on behalf of tourism—representing industry interests to government, media, the business community and the public.
TIAO is well positioned to deliver results to its membership on several key objectives:
Raising the profile and economic importance of Ontario's tourism and hospitality industry with government, media and the public.
Providing industry input and perspective on government policy that has the potential to impact the tourism industry.
Working with other tourism industry organizations to respond to critical issues in a timely manner.
Advocating further investment in Ontario's tourism industry.
Informing member organizations of important announcements and developments impacting industry.
Who Do We Talk To?
Government of Ontario
Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport
Office of the Premier
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Economic Development & Growth
Ministry of Infrastructure
Ministry of Labour
Ministry of Transportation
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Opposition Parties including leaders and critics
- Ontario Chamber of Commerce
- The Mowat Centre
- Colleges Ontario
- Association of Municipalities of Ontario