Ontario Investing $100 Million to Help Tourism Sector Rebound From COVID-19

Published September 29, 2021


Tourism Recovery Program will help protect jobs in communities across the province

September 27, 2021 via Ontario.ca

Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $100 million through the new Tourism Recovery Program to help stabilize the province’s tourism industry as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. The program will help for-profit tourism businesses in the attraction, accommodation, and leisure travel sectors protect critical jobs in communities across the province and help them prepare to reopen and safely welcome back visitors.

The Ontario Tourism Recovery Program will support tourism businesses that have experienced a loss of at least 50 per cent of eligible revenue in 2020-21 compared to 2019. Program funding will help successful applicants prepare to reopen safely, develop innovative tourism products, retain and create tourism jobs, and support tourism recovery in their region and throughout Ontario.

Applications for this program will open on October 13, 2021.

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