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
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE  
1 Tourism 114,703,700 101,745,700 12,958,000 123,241,583
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 114,703,700 101,745,700 12,958,000 123,241,583
  Total Operating Expense 114,703,700 101,745,700 12,958,000 123,241,583
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Tourism 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Capital Expense 2,000 - 2,000 -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
2 Tourism 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 - 1,000 -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE  
3802-1 Tourism      
  Salaries and wages     11,061,400
  Employee benefits     1,597,700
  Transportation and communication     1,355,000
  Services     22,301,300
  Supplies and equipment     925,600
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development   6,713,000  
     Grants in Support of the Festival and Event Attractions and Support Program   9,000,000  
     Provincial Sponsor 2010 Winter Olympics   1,750,000  
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   44,407,500  
     Ontario Place Corporation   8,000,000  
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission   7,592,200 77,462,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     114,703,700
  Sub-Items:      
  Tourism Policy and Development      
  Salaries and wages   5,739,700  
  Employee benefits   874,000  
  Transportation and communication   1,124,600  
  Services   19,697,400  
  Supplies and equipment   252,700  
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development 6,713,000    
     Grants in Support of the Festival and Event Attractions and Support Program 9,000,000    
     Provincial Sponsor 2010 Winter Olympics 1,750,000 17,463,000 45,151,400
  Tourism Marketing      
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   44,407,500 44,407,500
  Tourism Operations      
  Salaries and wages   5,321,700  
  Employee benefits   723,700  
  Transportation and communication   230,400  
  Services   2,603,900  
  Supplies and equipment   672,900  
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Place Corporation 8,000,000    
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission 7,592,200 15,592,200 25,144,800
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     114,703,700
  Total Operating Expense for Tourism Program     114,703,700
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
3802-3 Tourism      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Tourism Program     2,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
3802-2 Tourism      
  Land and marine fleet     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Tourism Program     1,000