Tourism Funding Announcement Misses the Mark

Halifax, N.S. (October 16, 2020) – The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) is extremely disappointed with the announcement by the Provincial government of a Tourism Sector Financing Assistance program for large operators which was developed without consultation with TIANS. While we appreciate the need to access capital, the limitations on this program for many other large, mid-size and smaller operators who do not meet the threshold is extremely unfair.

TIANS has communicated that the challenges facing tourism are critical and require immediate attention. We have strongly advocated that a wholistic and informed approach be taken by government to support an industry that employs over 40,000 people, that touches every community throughout the Province and which, in 2019, generated $2.6 Billion in revenues.

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