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APRIL 2021

iHeartRADIO TOURISM ST. CATHARINES RECEIVES AWARD FOR 'SAFE TRAVELS'

Simcoe.com 'It Keeps the Economy Working': Wasaga Tourism Operator Welcomes New Grant Program

Global News COVID-19: Peterborough-area cottage resorts prepare for another uncertain tourism season

Travel Pulse Federal Budget: Slashed Benefits Could Push Agents Out of Business, ACITA Says

Toronto Star City council approves 5-year strategy to make Brampton top tourism destination

The Hill Times Mixed reviews on budget supports for hard-hit tourism industry, amid calls for a national recovery strategy

Yahoo! Don’t go to Ontario: U.S., Japan warn travellers to steer clear but it won’t hurt the province in the long run, expert says

FTN News St. Lawrence Cruise Lines Delays Start Of 2021 Cruising Season

MARCH 2021

Canadian Travel News Tourism in Canada at a Crossroads: A Chat With New TIAC Chief Beth Potter

CTV Will provincial governments offer travel tax credits this year?

Broadway World Canada's Ballet Jörgen Awarded Safe Travels Stamp By WTTC

Country Guide The open road of culinary tourism

CP24 What will travel look like post covid

Toronto Star York Region's small businesses remain hopeful despite COVID-19's hefty toll

Welland Tribune From the County to Your Couch one-of-a-kind experience

Global News COVID-19: Ontario budget proposes new select tourism, hospitality grants and programs

Travel Pulse Canada Help for Ontario's Tourism Industry Announced in Budget

Toronto Star Ontario budget boosts COVID aid for small business, tourism industry

Times Columist Ontario pledges tourism support as sector languishes and summer looms

Toronto.com Ontario pledges tourism support as sector languishes and summer looms

Soo Today Ontario pledges tourism support as sector languishes and summer looms

Collingwood Today Ontario pledges tourism support as sector languishes and summer looms

Stratford Beacon Herald Province pledges support for accommodators through new grant program included in 2021 budget

FEBRUARY 2021

CTV Flair Airlines prepares to ramp up flights across Canada this summer

The Intelligencer Quinte marketing board earns EDCO Award for summer campaign

Cruise Critic Canada's St. Lawrence Cruise Lines Confirms 2021 Season Is A Go

Cruise News St. Lawrence Cruise Line Confirms 2021 Season

TravelWeek.ca All systems are go for St. Lawrence Cruise Lines in 2021

Simcoe.com Wasaga signs on for tourism Safe Travels Stamp program

Welland Tribune SABA virtual event imparts timely and valuable advice

CMW Tourism Industry Association of Canada welcomes new president & CEO

JANUARY 2021

The Dickson Press Ontario resorts brace for possible second summer without US guests

Yahoo! News Study looks at how to navigate tourism in Ontario

London Free Press Local tourism first to suffer and likely last to recover from pandemic

Chatham Daily News Second round of 'Spark' program announced

Toronto Star Ontario Small Business Support Grant opens

CTV Bus companies on the verge of collapse amid COVID-19 pandemic, industry says

DECEMBER 2020

Toronto Star Ontario pledges $4.4 million to promote local drive-in, drive-through, outdoor events during ‘year of the staycation’

Cruise Industry News St. Lawrence Cruise Lines Awarded Safe Travel Stamp

Kingstonist St. Lawrence Cruise Lines Awarded Safe Travel Stamp

Welland Tribune Province announces financial support to tourism operators holding virtual, drive-thru events

Toronto.com Ontario pledges $4.4 million to promote local drive-in, drive-through, outdoor events during ‘year of the staycation’

NOVEMBER 2020

Canadian Travel News Ontario Budget: Doug Ford Government May Subsidize Local Vacations

CBC Indigenous-owned northern Ontario historical centre wins provincial tourism award

The Sarnia Journal New program for tourism industry

Northern Business Ontario Tourism advocate recognized for lifetime of contributions

Travel Pulse Canada Canadian Travel Industry Elated With Potential Vaccine News

Orillia Matters EDCNS looking for major funding support from municipalities

Toronto Star Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung celebrates provincial tourism award

London Free Press London chef Bryan Lavery wins Ontario culinary tourism honour for local food events

The Recorder & Times Christmas cheer coming to TLTI, Gan

Yahoo! Weed at the bar? The tourism industry wants Ontario pot venues open by spring

Travel Pulse Canada Government Pledges Help for Canada's Tourism Industry: Airlines "Disappointed"

OCTOBER 2020

North Bay Nugget Feast on the Farm takes top provincial honours

Kwartha Now Treetop Trekking named Ontario’s attraction of the year

IHeartRADIOTourism Windsor Essex wins marketing award at Ontario tourism summit

Sault Online Destination Northern Ontario congratulates winners and finalists of Ontario Tourism Awards

Quinte News Funding awarded for County events and festivals

CBC Ontario tourism industry needs urgent support to survive COVID-19, survey finds

Capital Current Tourism in Ottawa may not bounce back from COVID-19 until 2023: expert

Toronto Sun Another COVID lockdown will crush small businesses: Survey

Globe & Mail  Ontario unveils PPE grants for small business, alcohol takeout plan as pressure mounts with rising COVID-19 cases

Travel Pulse Canada  TIAO Warns of “Mass Business Failures” in Ontario Without Government Aid

iHeartRADIO  WindsorEATS nominated for three provincial tourism awards

The Blackburn News Perth County distributes recovery kits

The Beacon Herald Perth County delivers recovery care kits to more than 90 businesses

Collingwood Today Blue Mountain unveils new night-time Path of Light experience

SEPTEMBER 2020

Blackburn news Supporting CK’s hospitality and tourism sectors

Soo Today  Lessons learned from 9-11 can apply to current crisis

iHeartRADIO  NIAGARA'S SOUTH COAST TOURISM ASSOCIATION RECEIVES AN ALMOST $474,000 GRANT   

Travel Pulse Canada  TIAO Set for Massive Day of Lobbying During "Tourism Day at Queen's Park

The Sun Times  Funding will help downtown city businesses improve online presence

CTV News Barrie Tourism operators call on the government for support to survive

Renfrew Today Tourist Operators meet with Ontario Government

Canadian Travel News  Tax Credits Could Encourage Canadians to Holiday at Home, Boost Tourism Jobs

National Post  What businesses need to know to plan corporate events in the new normal

AUGUST 2020

Mirage News   Canada invests in microbrewery, cidery and winery tourism in Central Ontario

Travel Pulse Canada World Travel & Tourism Council + Top Biz Leaders Ask Trudeau For Help

JULY 2020

Caledon Enterprise  Border should remain closed until COVID-19 situation in U.S. improves, economists say

PR Newswire  2nd Annual New Heights Canna-Tourism Summit Goes Virtual

Yahoo News 2nd Annual New Heights Cana-Tourism Summit Goes Virtual

The Manitoulin Expositor House Call with Carol Hughes   

COLLINGWOOD TODAY Tourism industry survey asks: how's the new normal?

Orillia Matters  Tourism industry survey asks: how's the new normal?

Mena FM Second annual New Heights Canna-Tourism Summit goes virtual

Seaway News  SDG Tourism promotes the “Staycation”

Capitalcurrent.ca Locally, nationally Canada's tourism continues to struggle during COVID-19 restrictions   

The Review Grants provided to support local tourism during COVID-19

Strathroy Age Dispatch Middlesex launches new culinary guide

JUNE 2020

Kawartha Now Federal government announces $30 million in COVID-19 relief funding for tourism marketing in Ontario

iHeart Radio IT'S TREMENDOUS NEWS' FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES FUNDS FOR TOURISM SECTOR

CTV Barrie Tourism Matters: Government supporting local tourism with $30M boost

CTV News Windsor It's tremendous news' federal government announces funds for tourism sector

CBC.ca  Businesses predict bleak summer tourist season

Sudbury.com COVID-19 taking its toll on seasonal tourism in Northern Ontario

Northern Ontario Business COVID-19 taking its toll on seasonal tourism in Northern Ontario

CBC.ca  Lake Erie North Shore wineries finding new ways to attract customers as tourism is down

The Kingston Whig Standard Tourism Kingston to go after federal support funds

Global News With coronavirus restrictions in place, will the summer of 2020 be a dud?

TVO Ontario’s tourism and culture sector faces a frightening prognosis

CTV News A room with a bleak view: Hoteliers forecast more pain and a long, slow recovery

Toronto Star A room with a bleak view: Hoteliers forecast more pain and a long, slow recovery

NS News A room with a bleak view: Hoteliers forecast more pain and a long, slow recovery

Vancouver Courier A room with a bleak view: Hoteliers forecast more pain and a long, slow recovery

City News Edmonton A room with a bleak view: Hoteliers forecast more pain and a long, slow recovery

Yahoo News A room with a bleak view: Hoteliers forecast more pain and a long, slow recovery

Orillia Matters COVID-19: Hoteliers forecast more pain and a long, slow recovery

iPolitics Featured Grant: Ontario Tourism Association gets $30M

Toronto Star Why tourism is set to boom in rural Ontario — and go bust in Toronto

CKDR News Tourism Minister Vows To Work With Industry

Global News Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism encouraging residents to ‘explore in own backyard’

Sudbury.com ‘Catastrophic devastation’: Northern tourism operators say they’re facing permanent closure

Elliot Lake Today Ontarians expected to explore their own backyard this summer

Northern Ontario Business ‘Catastrophic devastation’: Northern tourism operators say they’re facing permanent closure

Timmins Today Ontarians expected to explore their own backyard this summer

Forbes.com Canadian Government Pledges $70 Million To Encourage Domestic Summer Travel

Blackburn News  Funding to help Perth County tourism businesses recover from COVID-19

LONDON FREE PRESS Middlesex County turns over economic development money to municipalities to help small businesses

Cornwall News Watch Newswatch COVID-19 Digest: Friday June 26, 2020

Cornwall Seaway News Local tourism industry receives funding

Guelph Mercury Guelph receives $101K to help tourism industry hard hit by COVID-19

CTV News Windsor Windsor-Essex to get $500K boost for local tourism

Woodstock Sentinel Review Oxford County council briefs: Financing approved for Norwich

Nation Valley News SD&G and Cornwall tourism organizations receive funding to support recovery efforts

CBC New Brunswick Atlantic bubble not enough to keep operators open, says N.B. tourism association

Hamilton Spectator Could Canada open its tourism to countries where COVID-19 is under control? Devastated by closed borders, some tourism industry operators think so

CTV News Windsor Windsor-Essex to get $500K boost for local tourism

MAY 2020

Le Metropolitain  Vacances forcés pour le secteur touristique 

Simcoe.com ‘Devastation’  Tourism Barrie says it could be bankrupt before summer arrives

CollingwoodToday.ca Grey Highlands looks to get a grip on unlicensed short-term accommodations

CBC.ca  Niagara businesses crippled by COVID-19 hope Canadians will help them recover   

CBC.ca  Travel restrictions turn peak season into bleak season for tourism sector  

Elliott Lake Today  Destination Northern Ontario prepares region for recovery            

Soo Today  Destination Northern Ontario prepares region for recovery             

Manitoulin Expositor Wiikwemkoong 60th Annual Cultural Festival postponed to 2021       

CTV News  Mother Nature turns the heat on, but is it enough to help the tourism industry?  

The Record  ‘Nature should be free’: A $59 hiking pass ignites backlash at Blue Mountain             

The Intelligencer  Hastings businesses await new COVID-19 economic response plan  

Niagara This Week  We will come back': NOTL tourism industry ready for collective bounce back 

Kawartha Now Help shape the future of tourism in Kawarthas Northumberland during these challenging times             

Ottawa Citizen  Ottawa Tourism receives $5.2M in federal funds for post-pandemic marketing    

CBC.ca  Heading to Toronto's Pearson airport? Here's what you need to know about new changes             

CP24 Tourism Toronto to receive nearly $8 million in federal funding             

CBC.ca  Ottawa announces nearly $8M in funding for Tourism Toronto

CTV News Tourism Toronto to receive close to $8M in federal funding             

Toronto.com  Tourism groups shifting to promote hyperlocal tourism in Ontario as a result of pandemic, travel restrictions             

Orangeville.com  Tourism groups shifting to promote hyperlocal tourism in Ontario as a result of pandemic, travel restrictions             

Our Windsor  Tourism groups shifting to promote hyperlocal tourism in Ontario as a result of pandemic, travel restrictions             

St. Catherines Standard  Niagara Falls Tourism gets $4.5 million for post-pandemic marketing   

APRIL 2020     

Global News Coronavirus: Tourism in Peterborough and the Kawarthas likely to take major hit this summer             

CTV Ottawa COVID-19 impacts Ottawa, Ontario's tourism sector             

Manitoulin Expositor  Tourism marketers pull back during the age of COVID-19          

Timmins Today Tourism outlook ‘pretty bleak’ for Northern outpost operators          

Blackburn News Sarnia Pandemic ‘decimates’ hospitality and tourism sector             

Minden times Tourism association makes recommendations in wake of COVID-19          

Niagara this Week Bloodied tourism sector seeks more government aid             

Net News Ledger  Indigenous Tourism Appeals for Meaningful Support             

Collingwood Today  Collingwood staff eyeing 2020 summer events line-up to determine next steps             

North Bay Nugget Region's tourism industry on life support             

CBC News  It's been devastating': Over half of Ontario tourism businesses shut down, and some may never reopen             

Yahoo News It's been devastating': Over half of Ontario tourism businesses shut down, and some may never reopen  

MARCH 2020           

Travel Pulse Canada Tourism Industry Applauds Trudeau Offer for Small and Medium-Sized Business     

Simcoe.com COVID-19 puts Simcoe County's tourism industry on edge             

Sault Star Impacts of COVID-19 on Northern Ontario tourism industry 'swift and devastating' 

TELEVISION INTERVIEWS

Global News Ontario Government Pitches 2021 as Year of the Ontario Staycation

Breakfast Television Toronto  Supporting Ontario tourism amid COVID-19 pandemic