COVID 19 Tourism Industry Updates
Please visit these links for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and its impact on the Tourism Industry.
Central Counties Tourism
We here at Central Counties will be pivoting our direction to meet our stakeholders’ needs as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. Resources produced by our team to support you during this trying time will be posted here.
- COVID-19 Recorded Webinar: A Strategic Approach for Tourism, April 3, 2020. Hosted by Central Counties & Brockville Tourism
Providing support to our stakeholders both from a B2B and B2C standpoint is the reason CCT exists. Central Counties Tourism COVID-19 Current and Future Actions document outlines our current actions and the future actions will be taking as we move into recovery mode.
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)
TIAO is the voice of tourism advocacy in Ontario. They are conducting province wide surveys of tourism businesses to measure the impact of COVID-19. Please review TIAO’s research results published here.
Government of Ontario
A Framework for Reopening our Province lays out the government’s approach to the next chapter in the ongoing fight to defeat COVID-19. It outlines the principles the government will use to reopening businesses, services and public spaces in gradual stages.
Ontario Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
At the onset of the pandemic Minister Lisa Macleod held tele-townhalls with tourism industry stakeholders from across the province. Please find links to the recordings of these townhalls below:
- Tele-Townhall Recording, February 2, 2021
- Tele-Townhall Recording, April 23, 2020
- Tele-Townhall Recording, April 9, 2020
- Tele-Townhall Recording, March 26, 2020
- Tele-Townhall Recording, March 19, 2020
York Region COVID-19 Business Resources
York Region has organized some of the most pertinent resources by key need areas identified by the local business community. York Region’s Economic Strategy team is committed to supporting the York Region business community during this crisis.
Durham Tourism Economic Task Force
Durham Region is offering resources and information for for businesses in Durham Region regarding government programs, services and supports available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Destination Ontario provides information and resources to help tourism stakeholders be better informed for their business operations and activities. Meeting the demands and unique requirements of the tourism market requires being informed on the latest trends, reports and ideas.
Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO)
Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide: Along with local public health requirements, use this guide for planning for your venues and events. FEO has released a white paper regarding the Force Majeure clause in your insurance based on COVID-19.
Destination Canada markets Canada internationally. Their mission is to unite and empower Canada’s tourism leaders through compelling research, strategy and storytelling to drive the visitor economy. During the COVID-19 crisis, DC is providing ongoing support for tourism businesses via informative webinars, research, updates and industry guidance.
Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)
Are you a member of TIAC? Discover resources for Canadians and businesses in the tourism sector impacted by COVID-19. During this time, it is integral that the tourism industry comes together to support one another. TIAC is committed to representing Canadian tourism businesses in the face of uncertainty and continues to advocate on behalf of the industry.
World Travel & Tourism Council
Get a worldwide perspective. WTTC provides advice for travellers during the COVID-19 crisis.
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
In an update on the sector’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) offers a first assessment pointing to a decrease in international arrivals and receipts in 2020. UNWTO is responsible for ensuring tourism is an essential part of Government recovery plans.