COVID-19 Update

Ottawa Tourism’s top priority is the health and safety of our community and our visitors. As we welcome travellers back to our region, please consult our Visiting Ottawa safely page for the latest COVID-19 information. When making plans, please confirm details with businesses and entities directly as parts of our website may not reflect current offerings.

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Why join Ottawa Tourism

If you’re ready to enhance your business’ profile to reach more visitors, tour groups and conventions, membership with Ottawa Tourism is for you!

Industry recognition

Through an annual membership, members of Ottawa Tourism are equipped to become leaders in the local and regional tourism industry by taking advantage of exclusive information and opportunities provided to them. Ottawa Tourism is a not-for-profit organization that holds a diverse membership of more than 450 different businesses.

Networking and business opportunities

As an Ottawa Tourism member, you have the opportunity to network at various industry events, and you get access to professional development seminars as well as helpful industry research. You also benefit from access to co-op advertising opportunities and promotional activities that allow you to effectively target your preferred tourism markets. Your special events or exhibits may also be featured on Ottawa Tourism’s popular online Event Calendar.

Join us!

No matter the size of your business and whether you serve the public or other organizations, there’s a place for you within the Ottawa Tourism family! Visit our Membership Benefits & Options page to learn what exclusive benefits are available to you; or contact our Membership department for more information.

Member approval process

All prospective member applications must undergo a three-part approval process, which can take up to 2 months to complete. All prospective member applicants are reviewed by the membership department, the membership committee, and our Board of Directors. Any prospective applicant who does not receive approval from each designated review body will not be admitted into membership with Ottawa Tourism. Please note that all decision are final and prospective applicants cannot appeal or renegotiate this approval process.

Membership Term

Memberships expire at the end of the calendar year and must be renewed annually. If you have been approved to membership part-way through the year, we will pro-rate your membership fee accordingly. Membership begins once Ottawa Tourism’s Board of Directors approves the fully completed application and full payment of annual dues is received. All member cancellations requests must be submitted in writing to our membership team by email or submitted to membership team contact webpage. Ottawa Tourism may automatically cancel any member with past dues more than thirty (30) days past due and may suspend any member if they breach the member code of ethics.

Ottawa Tourism’s Strengths (.pdf)

Membership Rates (.pdf)

Membership General Application (.pdf)

Friend of Ottawa Tourism Membership Application (.pdf)

Member Code of Ethics (.pdf)

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