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What Yukon Tourism Operators Need To Know

For almost 50 years, TIA Yukon has served as Yukon’s tourism industry’s advocacy organization. Never has there been an issue as threatening as Covid-19. We are posting information here as it becomes available. Please let us know if you have additional needs, we may be able to point you in the right direction.

We will be providing regular news updates and a bi-weekly survey to gather valuable data to understand the impacts and advocate for support. We are working closely with Yukon Government, TCMF, CanNor, Parks Canada, TIAC, and other industry partners to give our membership the most up-to-date and relevant information related to the tourism industry.

Neil Hartling, TIA Yukon Chair

 

Fridays: Covid-19 Online Industry Forum

We will be holding weekly online forums in order to gather valuable input from membership, to provide a conduit between tourism operators and our partners, and to try to provide answers to the questions you have.

TIAY will be hosting a video-conference every Friday at noon.

These forums are open to anyone in the Yukon’s tourism community who would like to participate.

If you would like to partake, please email us at info@tiayukon.com to be added to the mailing list. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Applications now open for the Yukon Tourism ELEVATE program

The Yukon Tourism ELEVATE program is designed to respond to the disproportionate impacts of the crisis on the tourism industry and to help the sector be better positioned to thrive in 2021 and beyond.

The ELEVATE funding program includes two key streams: one of professional service support valued at $5,000 and a stream which provides funds for adaption project plans up to $15,000 with a total of up to $20,000 in funding accessible to tourism businesses.

For details on ELEVATE, go to www.tiayukon.com/elevate

 

Local Resources

Yukon Government
The Government of Yukon has made mitigating the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic a top priority. The Department of Tourism and Culture is actively monitoring the impacts to Yukon’s tourism industry. We are working collaboratively to respond to the situation as it develops.

They have put together a list of current resources specifically for the tourism sector, which can be found here.

Most of the staff at the Tourism Branch are now working from home.

  • If you have general inquiries, please email us at industryservices@gov.yk.ca.
  • If you have an inquiry related to the Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund, please email us at tcmf@gov.yk.ca.

The Department of Economic Development has identified the following numbers for Yukon businesses who need immediate business relief or who have urgent questions about their foreign workers.

  • Business: (867) 456-3803, toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, extension 3803
  • Immigration: (867) 667-5131, toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, extension 5131

Synopsis of the latest restrictions, travel and otherwise
For current information, please see here.

Yukon Chamber of Commerce
https://www.yukonchamber.com/post/yukon-chamber-members-covid-19-resources

Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce
https://www.whitehorsechamber.ca/article/latest-updates
https://www.facebook.com/LookInsideWhitehorse/

National Resources

Government of Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html

TIAC
https://tiac-aitc.ca/_Impact_on_Tourism.html

Hotel Association of Canada
http://www.hotelassociation.ca/coronavirus/

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
https://indigenoustourism.ca/corporate/updates-on-covid-19-coronavirus/

Destination Canada
https://www.destinationcanada.com/en/coronavirus-updates