Road Travel Rebate Incentive Program (Road TRIP) 2016

Road TRIP Letters of Support 2016 Booklet (1st Edition)

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  • Road TRIP is a proposed three year pilot program designed to help increase both the number and frequency of cross 
    border road trips by U.S. visitors as well as the value of goods they purchase during their stay in Canada.
  • Road TRIP would provide U.S. visitors with a financial incentive in the form of a limited and specific rebate of the 5% GST paid on goods purchased in Canada which they are taking back to the United States at the end of their visit.
  • Road TRIP would only be available through federally regulated duty free stores operating at land border crossings, thereby incenting U.S. visitors to travel to Canada by car through border communities in every province from New Brunswick to British Columbia.
  • Road TRIP would be promoted and marketed to U.S. tourists by Canadian businesses as a reason to Take ‘5’ and consider a cross border road trip to Canada.
  • Among OECD countries with national or federal value-added sales taxes, Canada is virtually alone in not having some form of tourism refund incentive

cover_page_RoadTRIP_Overview_with_Economic_Report_2015-16Road TRIP Overview and Economic Report Handout (English)
Road TRIP Overview and Economic Report Handout (French)

This document includes an overview on Road TRIP, an updated economic report and support received for the program from the last campaign. This handout should be taken to all meetings on Road TRIP and provided to every political and industry stakeholder you meet with.

Road TRIP Detailed Talking Points
This document provides detailed talking points to use during your meetings, including recommended responses to question you may receive.

Updated FDFA Road TRIP Sample Letters 2016 (.doc)

Duty Free Store Members of Parliament Listing 2015

Road TRIP Economic Report (full report)

Road TRIP Letters of Support 2016 Booklet


2014 Road TRIP Documentation and Media Coverage


If you have any questions please contact Laurie Karson at 613-233-1946 or lkarson@fdfa.ca