Together with the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable ("The Roundtable"), medical and local business leaders have come together to call on the federal government to remove pre-departure testing entirely for fully vaccinated travellers on or before April 1st when the regulations will be updated. Continued testing targeted at solely the travel sector is both unnecessary and not rooted in science.
In a press release distributed on Friday, January 14 by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, it was announced that eligible accommodation providers and tourism operators will now have access to grants to alleviate fixed cost pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we start the beginning of 2022, we’re hoping to get your attention on a brief survey. The information is helping tackle some of the workforce shortfall that is greatly impacting the sector.
Across the country, governments, industry associations and other key tourism stakeholders have been developing support services for hard hit tourism businesses and workers. This support is desperately needed but has also created confusion due to the many subsidies and services available.
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In December, the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program and the Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (Bill C-2) received Royal Assent. These new measures will ensure that the hardest-hit sectors and those who are most affected by the pandemic will continue to receive the support they need.