TIAC takes a stand for Canadian Travel!

TIAC takes a stand for Canadian Travel!

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada is the only national organization representing the full cross-section of Canada’s $90 billion tourism industry. TIAC’s members include air and passenger rail services, airport authorities, local and provincial destination authorities, hotels, convention centres, attractions and tour operators.


Founded in 1930 to encourage the development of tourism in Canada, TIAC serves today as the national private-sector advocate for this $90 billion sector. Based in Ottawa, TIAC takes action on behalf of Canadian tourism businesses and promotes positive measures that help the industry grow and prosper. TIAC is responsible for representing tourism interests at the national level, and its advocacy work involves promoting and supporting policies, programs and activities that will benefit the sector’s growth and development.

Every industry needs a voice, and for the Canadian Travel and Tourism business that voice is TIAC (Tourism Industry Association of Canada) advocates for the travel industry on important issues such as customs and border regulations, air policy, marketing investment, sustainability and many others.’s lobbying efforts have brought some major wins to the Canadian tourism industry, such as: a new airport rent policy that will bring $8 billion in rent relief to airport authorities, reductions in air traveler security charge, improvements to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) and substantial funding increases to maintain and enhance Canada’s national parks.


With such a distinct place in the travel and tourism industry, it is only natural that TIAC would adopt the .travel domain to solidify itself as a key player in the travel community. Charlotte Bell is the President & Chief Executive Officer; “I have supported the tourism community having its own sponsored TLD [Top Level Domain]. It provides added recognition and credibility to our industry and helps to bring us together as a collective. .travel also helps to provide quality assurance and trust for travelers looking to purchase in an ever increasing medium – the Internet.”


TIAC fully adopted .travel in January 2006 and the domain name has helped to further spread the awareness of TIAC and the Canadian Travel Community on the Internet.

To learn more about TIAC and the issues affecting the Canadian travel and tourism industry please visit

Now .travel is open to everyone. Haven’t got your Member Number ( UIN ) yet? Obtain it:

Who can register a .travel domain?

A .travel domain name is available to everyone who provides or plan to provide services, products or content in or to the travel industry. New travel startups are welcome, and that includes every new travel content provider.

A UIN may be obtained immediately at For no charge, you can get an approved Member Number immediately that will allow you to register your .travel domain names with any of our 45 registrars.