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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Ongoing support for the Visitor Economy

We know these are difficult times within the tourism sector. We know there is a lot of uncertainty around what our world will look like next month, next week, and even tomorrow.

Now more than ever, we will leverage the power of Team Canada to align and support us through the times ahead.

While we want the Canada brand to maintain market-presence, we also want to ensure we are managing our resources and efforts efficiently. To that end, we have paused all of our social media channels are evaluating our current and upcoming media campaigns and will likely reschedule these for later in the year. More on this to come in the coming days/weeks.

Data and Intelligence

As part of our mandate, we are committed to sharing data and intelligence to help inform plans into the future. We are working with industry, Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMBC), the Convention Centres of Canada (CCOC), the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) and the Travel Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) to collect data on the impact of COVID19 on Canada’s business events industry, which we will share within and across the Federal family and with our DMOs and other counterparts.

Advice for Travellers

Destination Canada is committed to providing accurate information for travellers to Canada and in Canada. We have consolidated links to sites about COVID-19 here, so you can easily access the resources you need to make informed travel decisions.

Events and Conferences

If you’re travelling to Canada for an upcoming conference or event, we recommend contacting your event organizer and host venue for the most up-to-date details.

On-Going Communications

Corporate website: We will enhance the information around COVID-19 posted on our corporate website regularly including links to where small to medium sized enterprises can go for support or information. Please check this page for updates.

Support the sector by sharing relevant information: If you have a network that would benefit from this information, please pass it along. If you are a Provincial Marketing Organization (PMO), Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), association, or otherwise have your own channels or networks, such as newsletters, please encourage your network to subscribe to Destination Canada Business Events News, and stay tuned for information about the upcoming webinar.

Ongoing communications: Continue to share your questions with your PMO, DMO and association representatives. As we are in regular contact, they can share your questions and concerns with us.


Our industry has always been, and always will be about people; about the powerful connections that are made when people come together to meet, engage, collaborate and explore in Canada. We are committed to supporting the industry in the days, weeks and months ahead - and welcoming back amazing conferences, events and incentive travel experiences - when the time is right.