Accomodation Tax Nets $233,000 In Events Funding

Posted: 2020-01-23 07:17:35 By: hbr

The Huntsville Municipal Accommodation Tax Association (HMATA) has partnered with 11 local organizations and recently approved $233,000 in funding through their new partnership program announced in December.

Jesse Hamilton, Chair of HMATA, says “This program leverages accommodation tax dollars to drive occupancy and increase funding for partnerships in the future, most of the funding went to local organizations and all of it will result in great things happening here in Huntsville”.

The following organizations will be entering into agreements with HMATA in the next thirty days and with the support of these funds will be marketing the Town of Huntsville as part of their unique events, activities, and programs in 2020:

  • Huntsville Girls Hockey
  • TriMuskoka Triathlon Club
  • Explorer’s Edge (RTO12)
  • Huntsville Festival of the Arts
  • Muskoka Hornets Baseball Association
  • FITT Events (Band on the Run)
  • Ontario Museum Association
  • Paradigm Events (Retreat to Nature Wellness Initiative)
  • OFSAA Nordic Ski Championships

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce and the Huntsville Downtown BIA also received funding to develop shoulder-season initiatives and marketing programs. With the first intake now complete, HMATA will continue their work on a greater tourism plan, with numerous stakeholders in Huntsville, and will also start to consider the timing for their next round of funding.