TOURISM PROGRAM - VOTE 3802

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TOURISM PROGRAM - VOTE 3802

The Tourism Program seeks to sustain and grow Ontario's tourism industry, which directly links to the priority Strong People, Strong Economy and that will attract jobs and investment to Ontario's economy.

The Ministry works in partnership with tourism associations and businesses to strengthen and build the tourism industry and promote 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 market Ontario tourism domestically and abroad. The Ministry ensures accountability and good governance at its agencies and continues to work on revitalization initiatives to increase agency sustainability over the long term and improve service to the public.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Tourism 101,745,700 71,865,900 29,879,800 88,096,359
  Total Including Special Warrants 101,745,700 71,865,900 29,879,800 88,096,359
Less: Special Warrants - 14,019,800 (14,019,800) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 101,745,700 57,846,100 43,899,600 88,096,359
Special Warrants - 14,019,800 (14,019,800) -
  Total Operating Expense 101,745,700 71,865,900 29,879,800 88,096,359



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
3802-1 Tourism      
  Salaries and wages     9,935,300
  Employee benefits     1,423,000
  Transportation and communication     1,355,000
  Services     17,479,300
  Supplies and equipment     925,600
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development   12,263,000  
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   42,772,300  
     Ontario Place Corporation   8,000,000  
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission   7,592,200 70,627,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     101,745,700
  Sub-Items:      
  Tourism Policy and Development      
  Salaries and wages   4,951,300  
  Employee benefits   751,100  
  Transportation and communication   1,157,300  
  Services   15,540,700  
  Supplies and equipment   318,300  
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development   12,263,000 34,981,700
  Tourism Marketing      
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   42,772,300 42,772,300
  Tourism Operations      
  Salaries and wages   4,984,000  
  Employee benefits   671,900  
  Transportation and communication   197,700  
  Services   1,938,600  
  Supplies and equipment   607,300  
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Place Corporation 8,000,000    
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission 7,592,200 15,592,200 23,991,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     101,745,700
  Total Operating Expense for Tourism Program     101,745,700