January 2021 Chamber Newsletter

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The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is recognized by government as the voice of tourism. TIAO works on behalf of their membership, collectively representing 188,000 businesses and 391,000 employees, to take on pressing policy issues that impact the Ontario tourism industry. TIAO leads the way in government relations on behalf of the Ontario tourism industry, including tourism businesses and operators, destination marketing organizations, regional tourism organizations, and educators. They provide evidenced-based policy recommendations to ensure the provincial government understands and addresses the multifaceted needs of the tourism industry. www.tiaontario.ca

#SAFETRAVELS STAMP The Safe Travels Stamp is an international symbol designed to allow travellers to recognize businesses, organizations and governments around the world, which have adopted health and hygiene, standardized protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’. Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) has been chosen by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to administer the Safe Travels Stamp in Canada. It takes only a few minutes to complete your application for your self-certified Safe Travels Stamp. Let future visitors know you have adopted health safety protocols. www.tiaontario.ca/cpages/safetravelsstamp

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ONTARIO SUMMIT With the COVID-19 Pandemic, FEO has decided to re-imagine and recreate the FEO Conference experience in a virtual on-line setting. We are going to dedicate the month of February 2021 to education, preparation, and imagination as our festival and event members and suppliers look ahead to what 2021 might hold. We want to help you Adapt . Pivot . Evolve so that when the Province gives the green light to return to some state of normalcy, we will all be ready. www.feoconference.com

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