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Canada’s Tourism Industry: Impact and Recovery Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
Canada’s Tourism Industry: Impact and Recovery Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Since February of 2020, the tourism sector—which employs 10% of Canadians—has accounted for 30.3% of the almost 3 million jobs that have been shed. Within tourism itself, 43.3% of employment has been lost since February 2020—that’s 881,700 jobs. Of those losses, 56.1% were in part-time employment and 43.9% were full-time jobs. Source: Tourism HR Canada

A distinguished panel of tourism industry leaders from across Canada have an informative and candid discussion on how the Covid-19 virus has impacted the industry and how it plans to recover and prosper in the future.

Vanmala Subramaniam – Business Reporter, The Logic

Scott Beck – President & Chief Executive Officer, Destination Toronto

Ross Jefferson – President & Chief Executive Officer, Discover Halifax

Beth Potter – President & Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)

Marsha Walden – President and Chief Executive Officer, Destination Canada

*The content presented is free of charge but please note that the Empire Club of Canada retains copyright. Neither the speeches themselves nor any part of their content may be used for any purpose other than personal interest or research without the explicit permission of the Empire Club of Canada.*

*Views and Opinions Expressed Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the speakers or panelists are those of the speakers or panelists and do not necessarily reflect or represent the official views and opinions, policy or position held by The Empire Club of Canada.*