Waiving fees for tourism operators

Tourism PEI is waiving fees for the 2021 season to support tourism operators impacted by COVID-19. 

The following fees will be waived:

  • accommodation licensing fees for existing and new applicants;
  • highway signage fees for existing signage holders; and
  • Canada Select star rating program fees for the 2021 season.

“This has been a year like no other and our tourism industry has felt the impacts of the global pandemic more than most. Reimagining our tourism industry as we look ahead to 2021 and managing the recovery in a way that is safe, welcoming and sustainable requires all of us working together. The partnership between Government and the tourism sector has never been more important or valued, and we are grateful for the contributions of owners, operators and workers who help make Prince Edward Island a vibrant and welcoming destination. We will continue to support them every step of the way until we are through this pandemic.”

- Premier Dennis King

“We understand tourism operators are feeling a lot of uncertainty as to what next year’s season will look like for Prince Edward Island,” said Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Matthew MacKay. “We are hopeful things will look differently in 2021 and we remain committed to supporting the tourism industry as they work hard to prepare for next year. We’re waiving these fees because we want tourism operators to have at least one less thing to worry about during these challenging times.”

All tourism operators must be inspected and have a license. To apply for a licence and update your tourism services for 2021, visit Tourism PEI 2021 Form

Media contact:
Hillary MacDonald
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

General Inquiries

Tourism PEI
3rd Floor Shaw North
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Tourism PEI Visitor Information : 1-800-463-4734 
Tourism PEI Switchboard: 902-368-5540 
Industry Support Line 1-866-213-7521 

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