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Katrina Nokleby: Tourism in the NWT Post-COVID

Mr. Speaker, businesses across the Northwest Territories have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but perhaps none more so than our tourism sector. The tourism sector was one of the first hit by the pandemic and will likely be amongst the last to recover from its effects. Northwest Territories tourism is reliant on national and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 202075 Views

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Nunavut and Nunavik tourism industries hit hard by pandemic – Nunatsiaq News

22 April 2020 “At this particular point, the forecast is anybody’s guess” With the borders of Nunavut and Nunavik being effectively closed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the eastern Arctic’s tourism industries have been hit hard. According to Travel Nunavut, tourism employs around 3,000 people and contributes over $300 million to the territory’s economy. Between January […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 202032 Views

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Indigenous tourism operator in NWT ends aurora season early – APTN News

March 31, 2020 Joe Bailey uses the slogan “50,000 years of experience” for his tourism business North Star Adventures which he runs in the N.W.T. He has proudly shares his Dene culture with thousands of visitors from around the world who come for his tours across the territory. But his once bustling downtown Yellowknife office […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202029 Views

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YT Government: Government announces $1 million increase to tourism cooperative marketing fund

To help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Yukon’s tourism sector, the Government of Yukon has announced a one-time $1 million increase to its Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund (TCMF), bringing the total available funding to $1.7 million for the 2020–21 fiscal year. The scope of eligible applicants and eligible activities has also been […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202031 Views

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Katrina Nokleby: Value of Tourism

Mr. Speaker, when we talk about the value of tourism in the Northwest Territories we often speak in terms of the dollars spent and the number of visitors tallied. In 2018-2019, the tourism industry showed record numbers in both of these categories, emphasizing once again that the approach to, and investments in, our Tourism 2020 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202043 Views

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NB Government: New lodge and enhanced services for the winter season at Mount Carleton Provincial Park

SAINT-QUENTIN (GNB) – A new multi-functional lodge and a fuelling station for snowmobiles will enhance winter activities this season at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. “With its above average snowfall, breathtaking landscapes and world-class trails, New Brunswick offers many extraordinary winter experiences to residents and to visitors from around the world,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “A […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202080 Views

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NL Government: Growing the Big Game Business on the South Coast

January 16, 2020 The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced a Business Investment Loan of nearly $98,000 to Conne River Outfitting to assist with camp upgrades and development. Conne River Outfitting is an adventure tourism company offering moose, caribou and bear hunting packages. Provincial Government support for this business […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202078 Views

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Jason Picard-Binet Joins ITAC as Sales Manager

January 7, 2020, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to welcome Jason Picard-Binet as Sales Manager, effective January 13, 2020. Picard-Binet is Wendat of the Huron-Wendat Nation and will be based out of Wendake First Nation in Quebec City. Picard-Binet will add exceptional expertise to ITAC’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202077 Views

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Survey finds Yukoners strongly support tourism

The results of the 2019 Yukon Resident Perceptions of Tourism Survey show that 94 per cent of Yukoners feel tourism is good for Yukon and 89 per cent feel tourism is good for their community. Measuring and monitoring resident perceptions of tourism was identified as one of the three goals in the Yukon Tourism Development […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201988 Views

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Let’s Talk Tourism, NWT: Engagement on Next Tourism Strategy Begins

Building on strong investments and tangible growth across the Northwest Territories (NWT) Tourism sector, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is now looking forward to the next five years of tourism development in the territory. The GNWT, led by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has begun public and stakeholder engagements on […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201990 Views

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