Federal budget brings $1.5 billion support for hard-hit tourism and travel sectors
|National Post 20 Apr 2021 at 09:12|
The pandemic-battered travel and tourism industries will receive about $1.5 billion in targeted support from the federal budget as the Trudeau government attempts to boost jobs and revive the economy.
The two sectors have been among the hardest hit due to restrictions and closures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, with events cancelled and planes grounded. To help revive the beleaguered industries as the pandemic unwinds, the federal budget earmarked $1 billion for the tourism industry and $465 million dollars for air travel and airports.