Feds launch tourism strategy designed to boost sector 25 per cent by 2025
|CTVnews 21 May 2019 at 07:35|
OTTAWA - Tourism Minister Melanie Joly says a federal new tourism strategy can boost international visits to Canada during non-peak seasons by more than a million people.
The strategy includes $58.5 million to help communities create or improve tourism facilities and experiences.
The fund is supposed to back experiences that show off Canada s strengths and expand tourism beyond major cities in summertime.
Joly says the new tourism measures are tooled to help tourism revenues grow by 25 per cent -- to $128 billion --by 2025.
Joly says the federal government knows that tourism helps every part of the country, adding it has seen many examples of communities transforming and diversifying their economies by attracting visitors.