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Federal Government announces inaugural Federal Tourism Strategy

Federal Government announces inaugural Federal Tourism Strategy

“Hoteliers across Canada congratulate and endorse the new Federal Tourism Strategy,” said Tony Pollard, President of the Hotel Association of Canada. “This is a momentous and historic occasion
for tourism development in Canada.”

In June 2009 the Hotel Association of Canada and other Tourism leaders met with Prime Minister Harper when he announced a framework for the Federal Tourism Strategy. Extensive government and private sector consultations followed culminating with the announcement.

“The Hotel Association of Canada commends Minister Bernier for steering the Federal Tourism Strategy through Cabinet and receiving full support from his colleagues. The establishment of a ‘whole of-government approach’ including all 15 departments affecting tourism is truly precedent setting,” said Pollard. “Undoubtedly this will ensure greater alignment across government departments and lead to a tourism agenda that is supported by all involved.”

Members of the Hotel Association of Canada spent the summer meeting with MPs across Canada advocating the four priorities detailed within the Strategy - increasing awareness of Canada as a premier tourism destination through the Canadian Tourism Commission, facilitating ease of access for travel to Canada, encouraging product development and investment and fostering the supply of skills and labour through the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council.



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