Tourism Industry Association of PEI Makes 2021 Pre-Budget Submission
The Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island (TIAPEI) submitted recommendations to Finance Minister Darlene Compton in a pre-budget paper as she prepares the upcoming Provincial 2021- 2022 Operating Budget.
“Tourism on Prince Edward Island has been the hardest hit by the COVID 19 pandemic and our tourism operators are struggling to sustain their businesses.” states Corryn Clemence, TIAPEI CEO. “There is still a great deal of uncertainty about the 2021 tourism season and special measures are needed to address current conditions and long-term planning as the industry begins to recover and rebuild to 2019 levels. We face a long road to recovery and the successes experienced between 2014 and 2019.”
The recommended supports and programs identified in the submission are needed for tourism businesses to ensure they are here when the time comes to safely open Prince Edward Island’s borders to the rest of Canada and the world when the time is right.
These supports include:
- Capital Infrastructure Improvement
- Continued and Increased Funds for Product Development
- Travel Incentive for Islanders
- Increased Resources for the Public Health Office
- Increased Support for Tourism Specific Labour and HR Training Initiatives:
- Increased funds for Marketing for Tourism
The complete document also contains data on the value and importance of tourism to the PEI economy and workforce and may be viewed by clicking the link below.