Hospitality NL CEO joins the TIAC Board of Directors

November 30, 2018 – Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador congratulates its Chief Executive Officer, Craig Foley, on his appointment to the Board of Directors of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC).

During the 2018 TIAC Tourism Congress held this week in Ottawa, Craig Foley was appointed Chair of the Provincial and Territorial Tourism Industry Associations (PTTIA) Committee and will also serve as a TIAC Board member. The PTTIA brings together provincial and territorial industry associations/agencies to coordinate priorities, issues and activities common to all on the national level.

“To have our provincial tourism industry represented in such key roles on the national stage is invaluable to Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador and ultimately, will aid the organization in advocating for the industry operators who work tirelessly to do their part in developing this industry to its full potential,” says Hospitality NL Chair, Larry Laite. “The Board and staff of Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador are certain that Craig will bring his passion for tourism and dedication to the industry to the table with his counterparts from across the country.”

“I am delighted to be able to work with some great tourism professionals from across Canada,” said Mr. Foley. “With the backing of many talented and hard-working tourism operators here in Newfoundland and Labrador, I hope to maximize this opportunity to build upon our existing tourism development initiatives and showcase our unique tourism product to the rest of Canada.”

Mr. Foley joins fellow provincial tourism leader, Cathy Duke, Chief Executive Officer of Destination St. John’s, on the TIAC Board of Directors. Ms. Duke was appointed to the Board in 2013.

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, the provincial tourism industry association for 35 years, is dedicated to advancing growth in tourism through advocacy efforts, skills and knowledge development and membership and networking opportunities.


Media Contact:
Melissa Ennis
Manager, Policy & Communications
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador
P: 709-722-2000 ext. 231
C: 709-227-1863

Craig Foley has been Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador since 2016. Recognizing the potential of tourism to positively impact the economy and way of life for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, and with extensive experience in strategic planning, development and implementation, Craig works tirelessly to ensure sustainable industry development and growth.

Founded in 1930 to encourage the development of tourism in Canada, TIAC serves today as the national private-sector advocate for this $97.4 billion sector. Based in Ottawa, TIAC takes action on behalf of Canadian tourism businesses and promotes positive measures that help the industry grow and prosper. TIAC is responsible for representing tourism interests at the national level, and its advocacy work involves promoting and supporting policies, programs and activities that will benefit the sector’s growth and development. TIAC’s membership reflects partnerships among all sectors of the industry, and provincial, territorial and regional tourism associations, enabling the association to address the full range of issues facing Canadian tourism.