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Ottawa VIP

Ottawa Visitor Incentive Program

Ottawa Visitor Incentive Program

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has highly impacted the tourism industry, especially packaged travel operations. With vaccination rates on the rise, the tourism industry entering the first steps towards recovery and our destination opening up to domestic travel, Ottawa Tourism presents its Ottawa Visitor Incentive Program (Ottawa VIP).

We are more than ready to welcome packaged travel groups and FIT to our destination by offering operators $50.00 per room night*, when each room night at qualifying Travel Trade hotels is accompanied with a paid admission(s) at a qualifying Travel Trade attraction.

It pays to visit Ottawa

  • Reconciliation of $50.00 per room night* to the operator, when each room night is complemented with a paid admission(s) at an attraction.
  • No minimum room nights requirement per booking.
  • Travels must be completed by December 31, 2021.

*See program guidelines

Participate in the Ottawa VIP in 3 easy steps

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Step 1: Apply as a tour operator

Eligible operators must sign up to the Ottawa VIP and obtain a signed agreement from Ottawa Tourism prior to their first booking. 

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Step 2: Register your bookings

Eligible operators are required to register each qualifying group or FIT booking at least 5 business days prior to the start date of travel.

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Step 3: Submit your billing summary

Eligible operators need to submit a detailed billing summary once visitors have completed their trip to Ottawa and all suppliers have been paid.

Find out more details concerning Ottawa VIP and its 3-step application process or contact the Travel Trade team if you have questions. 

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