Happy Holidays To Our Members Near & Far

We would like to recognize and thank members for attending the 2016 Tourism Summit – Invest in Tourism. TIANS is honoured to host this important event on behalf of industry. Presentations have been made available on the website and for those who were unable to attend, we encourage you to view the information and best practices that … More Happy Holidays To Our Members Near & Far

2016 Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence Recipients

On November 22nd the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) hosted the Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence as the grand finale to the 39th Annual Tourism Summit – Invest In Tourism. (Click here for the complete press release) Eight Crystal Tourism Awards were presented to deserving organizations and individuals. TIANS is pleased to announce this year’s winners: … More 2016 Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence Recipients

2016 Tourism Summit Speaker Line-up

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ZANE CAPLANSKY OWNER, CAPLANSKY’S DELI | FOOD TELEVISION PERSONALITY Zane Caplansky was born to own a deli. Now one of Canada’s most successful and well-known restaurateurs, Zane’s path to smoked-meat success was a haphazard one. With jobs along the way that included acting as a political assistant, becoming a business consultant, and owning … More 2016 Tourism Summit Speaker Line-up

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

The Government of Canada’s official website to apply for an eTA. It only costs $7 CAD. Most eTA applications are approved within minutes of applying. New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to, or transit through a Canadian airport, need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a … More Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

What Could The Recent CRA Ruling Mean For Your Campground?

In April 2016, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) ruled that a private, family run campground in Ontario did not qualify for the small business tax rate. The CRA ruled the campground’s principle purpose is to derive rental income instead of providing a service, so it should be paying three times what small businesses pay.  The … More What Could The Recent CRA Ruling Mean For Your Campground?