Ottawa Visitor Incentive Program

Media release: Ottawa Tourism extends tour operator incentive program

Ottawa VIP offers $50 off per room night till February 28, 2022

OTTAWA, October 22, 2021—Ottawa Tourism has extended its Ottawa Visitor Incentive Program (VIP)—which  encourages tour operators to bring more visitors to Ottawa—until February 28, 2022. Originally launched to end on December 31, 2021, the program offers an incentive of $50 per room night when a paid admission to an eligible attraction is included. Hotels and attractions must be paid by the tour operator and proof of payment is required for the funding. There are no minimum room night requirements. Travel must be completed by February 28, 2022.

Full details can be found at A video explaining the process can be found at

“We are excited to work with our tour operator clients to enhance their existing itineraries—or to build new ones—in order to showcase what Ottawa has to offer for a diverse clientele,” says Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism. “Ottawa’s museums, sporting events, and other attractions—not to mention our hotels—are ready to safely welcome back visitors.”

To date, more than 20 top tour companies—hosting both domestic and international visitors—have joined this program.

About Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa Tourism provides destination development and marketing, strategic direction, and leadership in cooperation with its members and partners, welcoming leisure travellers, business travellers, group tours, and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. Its goal is to support the local tourism economy, fueled by an estimated 11 million visitors annually in recent years and with $3 billion in typical economic output for Ottawa, generating community wealth through tourism. Ottawa Tourism’s vision is to offer the complete capital experience, tell the story of Canada, and get people talking.

For more information, please contact:

Jantine Van Kregten
Director of Communications, Ottawa Tourism

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