The Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) is a new revenue tool to grow the tourism economy in the City of Thunder Bay and is already established in many destinations across Canada and the globe.

The objective of the Municipal Accommodation Tax is to support the development of new and enhanced visitor experiences.  The tax will provide the opportunity to reach new markets to increase visitation to the city across our leisure, corporate and sport markets as well as increase the length of stay of visitors through a wider range of attractions, events and improved tourism infrastructure.

The Tourism Investment Committee provides transparent, evidence-based, strategic direction to Tourism Thunder Bay in the delivery of programs funded through the MAT.

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