Regional Tourism Industry Associations

Regional Tourism Industry Associations (RTIA) and Destination Marketing Organziations (DMO) play an important role in facilitating communication between Tourism Nova Scotia and communities at a local level.

RTIAs offer programs for the tourism industry, including production of literature, familiarization tours, consumer shows and regional promotions, and marketing opportunities to leverage marketing dollars. RTIAs collaborate with municipalities, Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce to deliver visitor information services training, supervise or manage local Visitor Information Centres, and collect visitor statistics.

DMOs are dedicated destination marketing organizations that promote economic development of a destination by increasing visits from tourists and business travellers, generating overnight lodging for a destination, visits to restaurants, attractions, shopping revenues and convention sales. They are directly responsible for marketing the destination brand through travel and tourism product awareness to visitors.

Destination Cape Breton Association
DMO/RTIA (902) 563-4636 or

Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores Association
DMO/RTIA (902) 752-6383 or

Destination Halifax 
DMO (902) 422-9334 or 

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Tourism Association
DMO/RTIA (902) 307-2457 or

Halifax Regional Municipality / Festival and Events Inquiries HRM
Community Development Civic Events Contact: Billy Comer, Civic Events Coordinator (902) 490-6394or