New Federal Tourism Growth Strategy — May 21, 2019

New Federal Tourism Growth Strategy

May 21, 2019

OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to inform constituents that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has unveiled three pillars to address barriers to growth such as lack of investment coordination and labour shortages, entitled Creating Middle Class Jobs: A Federal Tourism Growth Strategy.

This strategy will empower communities of all sizes through short- and long-term measures by:

  • providing $58.5 million in funding through the Canadian Experiences Fund to enhance Canada’s tourism products and experiences;
  • changing the way we invest in tourism by developing Tourism Investment Groups where all levels of government will collaborate to invest more efficiently while meeting local priorities and identifying ways to raise private investment; and
  • creating the new Tourism Industry Economic Strategy Table to provide a platform for government and industry leaders to collaborate on overcoming sector challenges.

“This strategy will stimulate growth in the tourism sector through new and ongoing investments,” concluded MP Eglinski.

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