Spotlight Shines on Tourism
Now through June 2 is Tourism Awareness Week in Saskatchewan. The week coincides with Tourism Week in Canada, which brings attention to the impact of the country’s tourism sector and the economic opportunities available through travel and tourism. Saskatchewan Tourism Week highlights the importance of tourism in the province. Stats from Tourism Saskatchewan indicate the positive impact on the local economy in 2017: travel expenditures reached $2.37 billion; more than 13.6 million visits were made to and within the province last year; more than 67,000 Saskatchewan residents are employed in tourism or tourism-related jobs; approximately 3,200 tourism organizations and operators offer more than 4,000 products and experiences and Saskatchewan's tourism sector is 95 per cent small or medium sized businesses.
Saskatchewan Tourism Week celebrations are planned throughout the province and include public barbecues, community tours, flag-raising ceremonies, open houses, as well as contests and promotions. www.Industry.TourismSaskatchewan.com
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