TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2019 – Restaurants Canada, a national association representing more than 30,000 foodservice and hospitality businesses across Canada, is excited to welcome the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB), the leading advocate for tourism issues in the province of New Brunswick, to its growing network of association partners.
Through this partnership, TIANB’s foodservice operators will gain access to numerous benefits as Association Members of Restaurants Canada, including national affinity partner programs, digital communication, education and research assets, as well as access to exclusive industry events.
“With annual visitor spending exceeding $1.5 billion, tourism is one of New Brunswick’s three largest service export industries, and foodservice and hospitality make up a large portion of that,” said President and CEO of TIANB, Carol Alderdice. “This partnership gives TIANB a more direct line to our national partner, Restaurants Canada, strengthening the voice of our province’s tourism and hospitality community.”
“Restaurants Canada is honoured to have TIANB at the table with us as we continue to represent New Brunswick’s diverse and dynamic foodservice and accommodation businesses,” said Christopher Barry, Director of Membership at Restaurants Canada. “We look forward to extending our programs and resources to TIANB members, as well as helping them take advantage of the increasing demand for the unique culinary experiences they offer.”
Restaurants Canada and TIANB have a strong track record working together on issues of shared importance for New Brunswick’s foodservice and hospitality community. By joining forces, the associations are building on this existing relationship in a way that leverages their unique strengths so that they will be better positioned to achieve the best possible outcomes for their members at the local, provincial and national levels going forward.
About Restaurants Canada
Restaurants Canada (formerly CRFA) is a growing community of more than 30,000 foodservice businesses, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and suppliers. We connect our members from coast to coast, through services, research and advocacy for a strong and vibrant restaurant community. Canada’s restaurant industry is an $89 billion industry, directly employs 1.2 million Canadians, is the number one source of first jobs and serves 22 million customers every day.
The Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) is the leading advocate for tourism issues in the province of New Brunswick. As a representative and industry driven organization, the Association provides leadership and direction, working with partners and stakeholders at the Provincial, Atlantic and National levels to ensure the continued success of a competitive, progressive and sustainable business environment, fostering health and sustained growth to the New Brunswick tourism industry.