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The Government of Canada continues to support the tourism sector for a strong recovery and future growth

April 22, 2022 · Norris Point, Newfoundland and Labrador · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canada has much to offer the world once travel safely resumes: breathtaking landscapes and wide open spaces; diverse and inclusive experiences; and friendly people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service. Combined with a strong focus on health and safety and high COVID-19 vaccination rates, Canada is among the most alluring and smartest destinations.  

The pandemic has had an undeniable impact on Canada’s tourism sector. The Government of Canada has helped keep tourism businesses open and the Tourism Relief Fund will help them be even better positioned to welcome back guests.

Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, announced total investments of $3,309,750 for 34 projects through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) in the Long Range Mountains region. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

For the full list of projects, please see backgrounder.

Launched in July 2021, the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) was created to help organizations and businesses in the tourism sector adapt their operations to meet public health requirements, offer innovative products and services to visitors and prepare to welcome back travellers. The TRF is administered by Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).

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