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Based in the Canada’s Capital City – Ottawa, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada is the only Canadian national Tourism organization representing the full cross-section of Canada’s tourism industry.

Founded in 1931, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada members include transportation companies, airport authorities, regional and Provincial destination authorities, hotels, convention centres, attractions and tour operators.

Since 2010, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada has been assisting the Canadian government manage the Approved Destination Status agreement through its Canada-China Inbound Tour Operator Registration program (TIAC’s ADS program). Approved Destination Status is a bilateral tourism agreement between the Canadian and Chinese Governments which allows Chinese citizens to undertake leisure travel in organized groups to Canada. In 2016, TIAC launched the Canada-China Tourism Advancement Program to assist the Canadian Tourism Industry to strengthen the industry’s capacity in welcoming and serving Chinese Tourists.