MAIN HEADING: TOURISM PROGRAM - VOTE 3802

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The Tourism Program seeks to sustain and grow the competitiveness of Ontario's tourism industry, which directly supports the government's Open Ontario Plan.

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. This includes providing support to the 13 Regional Tourism Organizations and festivals and events across the province, identifying tourism development opportunities, and providing strategic intelligence to keep tourism stakeholders well informed about trends, issues, and visitor expectations.

The Ministry oversees the activities and accountabilities of eight attractions and agencies that promote tourism, economic growth and job creation. The Ministry’s tourism attractions and agencies are the stewards of unique historic facilities, green space and parklands in regions across Ontario, and offer a range of educational, recreational, cultural and entertainment programs for residents and visitors.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Tourism 171,861,900 174,608,600 (2,746,700) 123,678,587
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 171,861,900 174,608,600 (2,746,700) 123,678,587
  Total Operating Expense 171,861,900 174,608,600 (2,746,700) 123,678,587
  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     11,954,400
  Employee benefits     1,592,000
  Transportation and communication     681,100
  Services     3,872,300
  Supplies and equipment     862,900
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development   19,230,000  
     Grants in Support of the Festival and Event Attractions and Support Program   19,792,000  
     Grants in Support of Tourism Regions   65,000,000  
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   42,762,800  
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission   7,271,400 154,056,200
  Subtotal     173,018,900
  Less: Recoveries     1,157,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     171,861,900
  Sub-Items:      
  Tourism Policy and Development      
  Salaries and wages   6,023,900  
  Employee benefits   850,400  
  Transportation and communication   450,700  
  Services   1,368,400  
  Supplies and equipment   190,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development 19,230,000    
     Grants in Support of the Festival and Event Attractions and Support Program 19,792,000    
     Grants in Support of Tourism Regions 65,000,000 104,022,000  
  Subtotal   112,905,400  
  Less: Recoveries   1,157,000 111,748,400
  Tourism Marketing      
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   42,762,800 42,762,800
  Tourism Planning and Operations      
  Salaries and wages   5,930,500  
  Employee benefits   741,600  
  Transportation and communication   230,400  
  Services   2,503,900  
  Supplies and equipment   672,900  
  Transfer payments      
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission   7,271,400 17,350,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     171,861,900
  Total Operating Expense for Tourism Program     171,861,900
  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