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Canadian Tourism Associations & Destination Management Organizations

National

Government Tourism Department

Government of Canada:

https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/134.nsf/eng/home

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Destination Canada

https://www.destinationcanada.com/en

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC)

https://indigenoustourism.ca/corporate/

 

Industry Association

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

www.tiac-aitc.ca

British Columbia

Government Tourism Department

Ministry of Tourism and Immigration

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/tourism-immigration/tourism-resources

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Destination British Columbia

https://www.destinationbc.ca/

Indigenous Tourism British Columbia

https://www.indigenousbc.com/corporate/

 

Regional Tourism Associations:

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association

https://industry.landwithoutlimits.com/

Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association

https://www.krtourism.ca/

Northern British Columbia Tourism Association

http://www.travelnbc.com/

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

https://www.totabc.org/

Tourism Association of Vancouver Island

https://www.tourismvi.ca/

 

Industry Association:

Tourism Industry Association of BC

https://www.tiabc.ca/

Alberta

Government Tourism Department

Government of Alberta

https://www.alberta.ca/tourism-industry-stakeholder-services.aspx

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Travel Alberta

https://industry.travelalberta.com/

Indigenous Tourism Alberta

https://indigenoustourismalberta.ca/industry/

 

Industry Association:

Tourism Industry Association of Alberta

https://www.tiaalberta.ca/cpages/home

Saskatchewan

Government Tourism Department

https://industry.tourismsaskatchewan.com/

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

https://industry.tourismsaskatchewan.com/

 

Industry Association:

https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/corporate/stec

Manitoba

Government Tourism Department

Government of Manitoba: Economic Development and Training

https://www.gov.mb.ca/jec/

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Travel Manitoba

https://www.travelmanitoba.com/tourism-industry/

 

Industry Association

Manitoba Chamber of Commerce

https://mbchamber.mb.ca/

Ontario

Government Tourism Department

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-heritage-sport-tourism-culture-industries

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Destination Ontario

https://www.tourismpartners.com/en/home

Indigenous Tourism Ontario

https://indigenoustourismontario.ca/

 

Regional Tourism Associations:

Southwest Ontario Tourism Association

https://www.swotc.ca/

Tourism Partnership of Niagara

https://www.niagarasrto.com/

Hamilton Halton Brant Tourism Association

http://hamiltonhaltonbrant.com/

Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Tourism Region

https://rto4.ca/

Central Counties Tourism Region (Headwaters, York, Durham)

https://centralcounties.ca/

Bruce, Grey, Simcoe Tourism Region

https://rto7.ca/

Kawarthas, Northumberland Tourism Region

https://rto8.com/

South Eastern Ontario Tourism Region

https://tourismtalk.ca/

Haliburton Highlands / Ottawa Valley Tourism Region

https://comewander.ca/industry/

Algonquin Muskoka Tourism Region

http://rto12.ca/

Northern Ontario Tourism Association

https://noto.ca/

 

Industry Association:

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

https://www.tiaontario.ca/cpages/home

Quebec

Government Tourism Department

Government of Quebec: Tourism and Leisure

https://www.quebec.ca/tourisme-et-loisirs/

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Bonjour Quebec

https://www.bonjourquebec.com/

Indigenous Tourism Quebec

https://indigenousquebec.com/team

 

Regional Tourism Associations:

Nunavik Tourism

https://www.nunavik-tourism.com/

 

Industry Association:

Tourism Industry Alliance of Quebec

https://alliancetouristique.com/

New Brunswick

Government Tourism Department

Government of New Brunswick: Tourism, Heritage and Culture

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/thc.html

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Tourism New Brunswick

https://tourismnewbrunswick.ca/contact-us

 

Industry Association:

Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick

https://www.tianb.com/en/

Prince Edward Island

Government Tourism Department

Government of PEI: Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/economic-growth-tourism-and-culture

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Tourism PEI

https://www.tourismpei.com/pei-tourism-industry

 

Industry Association:

Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island

https://www.tiapei.pe.ca/

Nova Scotia

Government Tourism Department

Government of Nova Scotia: Department of Business

https://beta.novascotia.ca/government/business

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Tourism Nova Scotia

https://tourismns.ca/about-us/corporate-overview

 

Industry Association:

Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia

https://www.tians.org/

Newfoundland and Labrador

Government Tourism Department

 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:  Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation

https://www.gov.nl.ca/tcar/

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Newfoundland and Labrador

https://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/contact-us 

 

Regional Tourism Associations

Tourism Nunatsiavut

https://www.tourismnunatsiavut.com/home/

Destination Labrodor

http://www.destinationlabrador.com/guide/

 

Industry Association:

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador

https://hnl.ca/about-hnl/

Yukon

Government Tourism Department

Government of Yukon: Department of Tourism and Culture

https://yukon.ca/en/department-tourism-culture

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Travel Yukon

https://www.travelyukon.com/en/contact-us

Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association

https://www.yfnct.ca/

 

Industry Association:

Tourism Industry Association of Yukon

https://tiayukon.com/

Northwest Territories

Government Tourism Department

Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment

https://www.iti.gov.nt.ca/en

  

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Northwest Territories Tourism

https://spectacularnwt.com/contact-us

 

Industry Association:  

Northwest Territories Tourism

https://members.spectacularnwt.com/

Nunavut

Government Tourism Department

Government of Nunavut: Department of Economic Development and Transportation

https://www.gov.nu.ca/edt

 

Destination Management Organizations (DMO)

Destination Nunavut

https://www.destinationnunavut.ca

 

Industry Association:

Travel Nunavut

https://travelnunavut.ca/members/about/

Travel and Tourism Industry Trade Information

Connecting with the Travel Trade

If you’ve completed the Firecircle 5×5 Entrepreneur Program, you will know that the Travel trade is the tourism industry term for all of the travel agents, inbound tour operators, online travel agencies, specialty tour companies and third-party re-sellers (wholesalers) that package, market and sell travel and tourism products.

Why is it important to connect your product to the travel trade?  When you are ‘market-ready’,

the travel trade can take your business to places in the world where you can’t – both in Canada, the US and internationally.  The travel trade offers you ‘distribution channels’ and a cost-effective way to market and sell your business – or package it with other products in your community, region, province or territory – and then market and sell these itineraries to a bigger customer base than you can reach yourself.

To help you get stated in the process, Firecircle has compiled a list of key travel trade accounts for the primary markets that the Canadian tourism sector is active in.   These are the places in the world that have had demand for Canadian travel.  Covid-19 has certainly impacted this demand, but when international travel gets going again, many of these markets will still want to come to Canada.

While this list is only a small fraction of the travel trade companies that exist in the marketplace, the list we have compiled to date features companies that we have worked directly with in the past and know their business operations well.  Go ahead – reach out to them!  You’ll be amazed at how open they will be to learning about your crackling new business powered by your time with the Firecircle!

Canada

Tour Wholesalers

Travel Agents

United States

Receptive Tour Operators

Tour Wholesalers

Travel Agents

Mexico

Receptive Tour Operators

Tour Wholesalers

China

Receptive Tour Operators

Tour Wholesalers

Japan

Receptive Tour Operators

Tour Wholesalers

South Korea

Receptive Tour Operators

Tour Wholesalers

Germany

Receptive Tour Operators

Tour Wholesalers

United Kingdom

Receptive Tour Operators

Tour Wholesalers

France

Receptive Tour Operators

Tour Wholesalers

Australia

Receptive Tour Operators

Tour Wholesalers

India

travelnunavut.ca

Receptive Tour Operators

Tour Wholesalers