The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has become the newest Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The UNTWO is the United Nations’ agency responsible for promoting world tourism and has a mission to achieve responsible, sustainable, and universally accessible tourism.

The decision was made official recently at the 116th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council, held in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). With its admission acceptance, TIAC is bringing Canada’s private sector tourism industry to the world stage.

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) was founded in 1930 to encourage the development of tourism in Canada.

Today, TIAC is the champion of the industry; a not-for-profit, membership-based organization serving as the national private-sector advocate for this $105 billion sector.

Based in Ottawa, TIAC takes action on behalf of Canadian tourism businesses and promotes positive measures that help the industry grow and prosper.

TIAC is responsible for representing tourism interests at the national level, and its advocacy work involves promoting and supporting policies, programs and activities that will benefit the sector’s growth and development.

TIAC’s membership reflects partnerships among all sectors of the industry, and provincial, territorial and regional tourism associations, enabling the association to address the full range of issues facing Canadian tourism.

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