The department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has waived insurance requirements and licensing fees for the 2020- 2021 season.
“By allowing tourism operators to keep their TOLs (Tourism Operator License) alive without cost or cancellation, we hope to demonstrate support for the tourism industry in these challenging times and to foster a quicker recovery in this sector when it is able,” Katrina Nokleby, minister of ITI said in a recent press release.
In an effort to provide short term relief for tourism operators unable to conduct tourism activities, the ITI has amended its tourism regulations to temporarily waiver on the insurance requirements needed by the Tourism Act.
In addition, $29,225 will be returned to operators who have already paid their 2020/21 TOLs fees.
CKLB radio has reached out to the department of Industry, Tourism and Investment about the long term impact of this amendment. We await a response.