Licences, Permits and Membership In Associations

To operate a business in Ontario there are many different types of licences and permits that you must acquire, depending on the type of operation that you run. Listed on this page are some of the permits that may pertain to your particular operation:

Membership in various associations is usually voluntary. There are some general associations that represent large sections of the tourism industry:

There are also a large number of regional travel associations and other organizations for consideration as well that offer a wide range of services to tourism businesses.

Regional Travel Associations

Ontario's Sunset Country North of Superior Tourism   Algoma Country
Rainbow Country  Ontario's Wilderness Region  Ontario's Near North 

Affiliation with specific organizations is usually based on the types of activities that you and your operation are involved in. Membership in these organizations can improve your exposure in a niche market. Listed are some activity-specific associations:

 


 

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References:

The Outfitters’ Manual. NOTO. Circa 1985.

Lodging Operator’s Manual. BC Motels Campgrounds Resort Association. 1997.

OTEC. Outdoor Guide Training Manual: Franklin Field Services. 2000.

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