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Resources for the Tourism Industry

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism (PKT) continues to work with the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO). Each week, TIAO will be issuing a new survey to track tourism-based concerns in real-time. This information is shared directly with the provincial and federal ministries. 

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism (PKT) is a division of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development and is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the City and County of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. PKT operates the year-round Visitor Centre located at 270 George Street North on the first floor, in downtown Peterborough, Ontario.

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism provides industry leadership and destination marketing services to attract visitors to the region. We are a not-for-profit, partnership-based organization with more than 400 tourism partners, with the objectives of promoting the destination, increasing visitation and economic impact for the industry, our partners and our community. The mission of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development promotes and facilitates business opportunities to create a thriving economy, resulting in regional prosperity.

Parks Canada

Discover iconic places with Parks Canada.

Tourism HR Canada

Tourism HR Canada are committed to helping tourism operators and employees through these troubled times. They are offering a variety of our Emerit frontline, supervisory, and managerial online training modules free of charge.

The Canadian Hotel Association

The Hotel Association of Canada is the leading voice of the Canadian Hotel & Lodging industry, bringing legislative solutions to industry challenges. They deliver targeted advocacy for fair rules for the sharing economy, to address Canada’s hotel labour shortage, and for sustainability solutions for the hotel industry across Canada.

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Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is the voice of the Ontario tourism industry. For up to date information visit their COVID-19 Page

Tourism businesses are encouraged to report any impacts to TIAO through a new survey.

TIAO is also identifying and tracking trends in the insurance coverage provided to tourism SMEs in Ontario. The data will be used internally to better understand the impact COVID-19 is having on business interruption insurance, and rates of increase. View the results of TIAO Survey 8.0 here.

Tourism Industry Association of Canada

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) is also tracking COVID-19’s impact on the tourism industry across the county. Read here for daily updates from TIAC.

World Health Organization – Travel and Tourism Sector

Guidance and resources for the travel and tourism sectors and large event organizers.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

ITAC recognizes that during these uncertain times, our shared singular focus in 2020-2021 must be on COVID-19 recovery and preparing for future tourism seasons. Therefore, the ITAC COVID-19 Development Stimulus Fund is dedicated to addressing the impact of COVID-19 on your business and the measures necessary to positively affect change.   

Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association

Ontario Museum Association

Resorts of Ontario