TOURISM PROGRAM - VOTE 3802

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TOURISM PROGRAM - VOTE 3802

The Tourism Program seeks to sustain and grow Ontario's tourism industry through the Ontario Tourism Strategy, which directly links to the priority Strong People, Strong Economy and key result to Ensure a Competitive, Business Environment that will Attract Jobs to, and Investment in, Ontario's Economy. The Ministry works in partnership with tourism associations and businesses to strengthen and build the tourism industry and promotes Ontario worldwide as a premier, four-season tourist destination. Activities include working with stakeholders to develop destinations and innovative tourism experiences, identifying tourism development opportunities, and providing strategic intelligence to keep tourism stakeholders well informed about trends, issues, and visitor expectations. Ministry agencies support the Ontario Tourism Strategy and market Ontario tourism domestically and abroad. The Ministry is working on transformation initiatives to revitalize the tourism agencies, increase agency sustainability and improve service to the public.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Tourism 71,865,900 63,881,200 7,984,700 72,876,747
  Total Including Special Warrants 71,865,900 63,881,200 7,984,700 72,876,747
Less: Special Warrants 14,019,800 - 14,019,800 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 57,846,100 63,881,200 (6,035,100) 72,876,747
Special Warrants 14,019,800 - 14,019,800 -
  Total Operating Expense 71,865,900 63,881,200 7,984,700 72,876,747



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
3802-1 Tourism      
  Salaries and wages     7,905,000
  Employee benefits     1,170,500
  Transportation and communication     655,000
  Services     5,579,200
  Supplies and equipment     986,900
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development   513,000  
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   46,214,100  
     Ontario Place Corporation   1,250,000  
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission   7,592,200 55,569,300
  Total Operating Expense     71,865,900
  Sub-Items:      
  Investment Development      
  Salaries and wages   1,590,400  
  Employee benefits   221,000  
  Transportation and communication   208,600  
  Services   1,972,000  
  Supplies and equipment   55,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development   513,000 4,560,000
  Tourism Marketing      
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   46,214,100 46,214,100
  Tourism Division      
  Salaries and wages   6,314,600  
  Employee benefits   949,500  
  Transportation and communication   446,400  
  Services   3,607,200  
  Supplies and equipment   931,900  
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Place Corporation 1,250,000    
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission 7,592,200 8,842,200 21,091,800
  Total Operating Expense     71,865,900
  Total Operating Expense for Tourism Program     71,865,900