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Tourism industry invited to provide input for Tourism 2020 plan

Press Release

YELLOWKNIFE (September 29, 2014) – Initial planning is underway for Tourism 2020, a new plan to guide Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) activities and investments into tourism over the next five years. The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is seeking industry feedback for the new plan, which will build on investments made over the last five years under Tourism 2015.

“The tourism industry faces different challenges and opportunities today than it did when we created Tourism 2015 five years ago,” said Minister of ITI David Ramsay. “Getting input from the industry on what has changed is especially important. With the help of the input we are seeking, we can be confident that Tourism 2020 will identify actions and goals to strengthen the industry, grow visitor numbers and increase visitor spending in all regions of the NWT.”

Individuals are invited to share their feedback through an online survey, by contacting their Regional Tourism Officers, or during upcoming regional meetings.

Meetings are scheduled for:

  • Inuvik – September 30, 2014
  • Yellowknife – October 7, 2014
  • Fort Simpson – October 21, 2014
  • Fort Smith – October 28, 2014
  • Hay River – October 29, 2014
  • Norman Wells – November 4, 2014
  • French teleconference – November 13, 2014

All Tourism 2020 information, including meeting times, locations, dial-in information and key contacts, is available at: Tourism 2020.

Developed to meet the 17th Assembly’s priority to strengthen and diversify the NWT economy, the NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy, supports tourism investment as a means to provide direct and indirect economic opportunity in every region and community of the NWT.

Media inquiries:

Leslie Campbell
Senior Communications Officer
Industry, Tourism and Investment
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: (867) 920-3343



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