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Today, the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the inaugural State of the Ontario Tourism Industry Report, a blueprint for the growth and recovery of the sector.
Ontario’s tourism industry is a vital contributor to the economy, representing $36 billion of the province’s GDP. While domestic and inbound travel improved in the latter half of 2022, the industry is not expected to recover from the pandemic until 2025.
This report calls for a comprehensive strategy that addresses workforce development, regulatory burdens, infrastructure deficits and regional disparities. Recommendations were informed by two policy roundtables held in the Summer and Fall of 2022, bringing together tourism operators, industry experts, associations, chambers of commerce, and boards of trade from across the province.
TIAO would like to thank our Lead Partner, Labatt Canada, and our Supporting Partners, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Ontario Tourism Education Corporation, and Seneca College, for supporting this report.
Source: TIAO Newsletter of December 13, 2022