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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Tourism Operators

Overwhelmingly, PEI’s tourism businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Operators are the lifeline to our tourism industry, and in many cases, to the regions in which you live, work and play. Tourism PEI recognizes that our precious tourism supply must be protected in order to achieve a full recovery.

Tourism Interest Relief Program

The Tourism Interest Relief Program provides assistance to eligible Island tourism operators equal to the amount of interest expense incurred or paid on term debt, for each month from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2022.

Tourism Activation Grant

The Tourism Activation Grant program provides eligible PEI tourism businesses with a non-repayable financial contribution toward eligible expenses to assist with capital and/or maintenance costs associated with opening for the 2022 season. 

Tourism Ignition Fund

The Tourism Ignition Fund provides a non-repayable grant to for-profit tourism businesses to create new product offerings, upgrade existing offerings or make business improvements to enable an extended season. The fund supports shoulder and off-season product development and micro-events for projects to be completed by December 1, 2022.

Reference Information & Data

Need help to navigate available supports?

Kirk Nicholson

Tourism Operator Advisor

Your single point of contact for details on provincial and federal government COVID-19 recovery funding and grant programs available to the tourism industry.

Contact: Kirk Nicholson, Tourism Industry Association of PEI