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?

National Tourism Week 2016: May 29 – June 4

Tourism can be found in every nook and cranny in Nova Scotia. Whether it’s providing employment, inspiring entrepreneurial skills, or generating important economic development for the community – tourism is everywhere in Nova Scotia. Find out why tourism matters… Tourism Creates Jobs. Tourism provides over 40,000 Nova Scotians with employment. That’s more than the Agriculture … More National Tourism Week 2016: May 29 – June 4

The Important Job of Preserving Nova Scotia’s Heritage

Museums and cultural centres hold keys from the past that can be used to unlock the present. As an important part of Nova Scotia’s tourism product, museums, and cultural centres promote economic growth through investment and regeneration, and provide a strong, positive emotional attachment for both visitors and non-visitors. No longer viewed as buildings that … More The Important Job of Preserving Nova Scotia’s Heritage

TOP FIVE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2015 TOURISM SUMMIT

Nova Scotia’s annual Tourism Summit is Canada’s largest tourism industry conference. More than 500 tourism stakeholders gathered in Halifax from November 22 – 24 with the common goal of continued success for their businesses and that of the Nova Scotia tourism industry.  On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of TIANS and NSTHRC, … More TOP FIVE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2015 TOURISM SUMMIT

2015 Tourism Summit – We Are Tourism – Photo Blog 5

The 2015 Tourism Summit concluded with a grand finale celebration; the Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner.  We gathered at the Grand Ballroom at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax to showcase those individuals and businesses who are true leaders in tourism. Eight Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence were presented. Also presented were … More 2015 Tourism Summit – We Are Tourism – Photo Blog 5

2015 Tourism Summit – We Are Tourism – Photo Blog 4

The fourth photo blog in our 2015 TIANS Tourism Summit – We Are Tourism series focuses on day three; Tuesday, November 24th. Don’t forget that you can download copies of the Tourism Summit presentations on the conference website under the Sessions tab. Throughout the We Are Tourism Summit, we invited attendees to share photos through the … More 2015 Tourism Summit – We Are Tourism – Photo Blog 4

2015 Tourism Summit – We Are Tourism – Photo Blog 3

The third installment of our 2015 Tourism Summit – We Are Tourism photo blog series focuses on day two; Monday, November 23rd, 2015. Copies of the Tourism Summit presentations can be found on the conference website under the Sessions tab. Throughout the We Are Tourism Summit, we invited attendees to share photos through the hashtag #wearetourism. … More 2015 Tourism Summit – We Are Tourism – Photo Blog 3