We Need a Plan to Reopen the Canada-U.S. Border

2021-06-09T08:35:39-04:00

We Need a Plan to Reopen the Canada-U.S. Border As Canada heads into the post-COVID recovery stage, Meetings Mean Business Canada is calling on meeting and event planners and their corporate, association and incentive clients to #MeetInCanada when restrictions are lifted. And while domestic travel will certainly give our industry its much needed kick-start, the business visitor economy won’t return to pre-pandemic levels without international visitors. New data from the World Travel & Tourism Council reveals the dramatic collapse of Canada’s Travel & Tourism sector. During 2020, the pandemic erased US$59.2 billion of industry contribution to [...]

We Need a Plan to Reopen the Canada-U.S. Border2021-06-09T08:35:39-04:00

Ottawa Extends Programs for Hardest Hit Businesses

2021-06-08T18:57:01-04:00

Ottawa Extends Programs for Hardest Hit Businesses Meetings Mean Business Canada applauds the federal government's intention to extend support programs for businesses hardest hit by COVID-19. Included in Ottawa’s June 2, 2021 announcement: Wage Subsidy, Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support programs are extended to September 25, 2021. The Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) and Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) are extended to December 31, 2021. The government said the extended timeline for the Wage Subsidy and Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support programs would see a gradual decrease in the rates, beginning July 4, 2021, in [...]

Ottawa Extends Programs for Hardest Hit Businesses2021-06-08T18:57:01-04:00
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