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TOURISM PROGRAM - VOTE 3802

The Tourism Program seeks to sustain and grow the competitiveness of Ontario's tourism industry.

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 research 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
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Tourism 134,758,200 166,478,300 (31,720,100) 190,459,119
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 134,758,200 166,478,300 (31,720,100) 190,459,119
  Total Operating Expense 134,758,200 166,478,300 (31,720,100) 190,459,119
  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     12,819,200
  Employee benefits     1,760,600
  Transportation and communication     536,500
  Services     4,275,000
  Supplies and equipment     995,600
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development   5,000,000  
     Grants in Support of the Festival and Event Attractions and Support Program   19,921,000  
     Grants in Support of Tourism Regions   40,000,000  
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   40,117,500  
     Ontario Place Corporation   2,210,000  
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission   7,122,800 114,371,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     134,758,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Tourism Policy and Development      
  Salaries and wages   4,538,200  
  Employee benefits   721,000  
  Transportation and communication   323,800  
  Services   1,717,100  
  Supplies and equipment   126,600  
  Transfer payments      
     Grants in Support of Tourism Investment Development 5,000,000    
     Grants in Support of the Festival and Event Attractions and Support Program 19,921,000    
     Grants in Support of Tourism Regions 40,000,000 64,921,000 72,347,700
  Tourism Marketing      
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation   40,117,500 40,117,500
  Tourism Planning and Operations      
  Salaries and wages   8,281,000  
  Employee benefits   1,039,600  
  Transportation and communication   212,700  
  Services   2,557,900  
  Supplies and equipment   869,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Place Corporation 2,210,000    
     St. Lawrence Parks Commission 7,122,800 9,332,800 22,293,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     134,758,200
  Total Operating Expense for Tourism Program     134,758,200
  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 - asset costs     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Tourism Program     1,000