Below is the contact information for the Regional Tourism Associations in PEI.
- Tourism Cavendish Beach Inc.
- Central Coastal Tourism Partnership
- Island East / Points East Coastal Drive
- North Cape Coastal Tourism Area Partnership
- Explore Summerside
- Discover Charlottetown
TIAPEI is committed to providing its industry with the most up-to-date information for industry reference. An industry and government commitment to more timely tourism indicators statistics has led to the development of an occupancy reporting system that provides monthly statistics along with other key tourism indicators statistics of industry performance.
Through the Tourism Industry Act, it is mandatory for all accommodation operators – fixed roof and campgrounds – to file occupancy reports on a monthly basis, for each month they are open. The data compiled through occupancy reporting make it possible for the Tourism PEI to report on occupancy rates (ie. the percentage of unit-nights available that are rented) and as well as the origins of those renting the rooms.
Occupancy statistics and origin data provides insight into the performance of the accommodation industry, and helps to identify emerging markets.
The Wood Islands ferry service is an important transport linkage for visitors (to PEI and in particular Eastern PEI) and contributes to the “Island mystique” in positioning the province as a leading global coastal destination.
Tourism is a critical driver of economic activity, employment, and tax revenue for Prince Edward Island, and Canada.
On Prince Edward Island:
- Tourism provides 7,700 full time equivalent jobs for Islanders.
- Tourism accounts for 6.3% of PEI’s total GDP.
- It accounts for approximately $447 million in economic activity each year.
- Travel accounts for 1.9% of Canada’s GDP.
- Tourism accounts for 1.7 million jobs.
- Travel is a $90.3 billion sector (2015).
- Travel is a major source of employment for youth under 35 years of age. They occupy 51% of jobs in travel industry.