The Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island (TIAPEI) was officially formed in 1980. Industry professionals felt there was a great need to have a provincial organization, which could represent all geographical regions and sectors within the tourism industry. The newly formed organization would provide programs and projects to benefit the entire tourism industry, not just TIAPEI members.
Today, the Board of Directors is comprised of 11 seats representing all 3 counties and 5 tourism sectors (Accommodations, Food & Beverage, Attractions, Cultural Product, Retail/ Tour). The Board of Directors meets monthly. More information about the TIAPEI Board of Directors.
The objectives of the Tourism Industry Association of PEI are:
- To promote and advance the tourism industry in Prince Edward Island.
- To strive for continued development and improvement of the tourism facilities and services offered to the public.
- To create a wider interest in the tourism industry among the general public in Prince Edward Island.
To meet these objectives, TIAPEI has developed and supported various programs, which you will find listed on this site.
The Tourism Association of PEI has worked diligently since 1980 to ensure the voice of all tourism operators could be heard. The Association has grown substantially in its many years of operations. Presently, TIAPEI administers a number of projects which are dedicated to human resource development and marketing.