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Trent University students can explore Peterborough (and win prizes) by playing bingo – Peterborough

Trent University students are being encouraged to play a round of bingo, but this game has a bit of a twist. Each square on the recently launched “Discover Peterborough” bingo card directs participants to a location on campus or in Peterborough’s downtown. “It’s an opportunity for Trent University students…
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Eye-catching new tourist attraction opens on Vancouver Island

There were oohs and aahs, along with plenty of delighted squeals and shrieks Thursday, as what’s being billed as a premier new tourist attraction opened on Vancouver Island. The new Malahat Skywalk, located about half an hour north of Victoria, features a 600-metre elevated walkway through the treetops to…
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Tourism London offering incentives to Stay A Little Longer – London

Tourism London says after a successful — though short-lived — pilot project, a revised version of its Stay a Little Longer campaign is now underway. The program will see those who book a minimum two-night stay at participating hotels receive a $100 VISA card that is geo-targeted to only…
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Kingston one of five top cities in Ontario hardest hit by pandemic – Kingston

As Ontario enters phase one of its pandemic reopening plan, local business owners say they are struggling to make sure there’s enough staff working in their bars, hotels, and restaurants. “We’ve been drastically affected by the lockdown. Many of our businesses have been completely shuttered. Those that have been…
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COVID-19: Feds provide $500,000 to support tourism industry recovery in Peterborough region – Peterborough

The federal government is providing $500,000 to assist tourism-oriented businesses in the Peterborough region impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday morning, Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef announced the non-payable investment of $500,000 for the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) to support the region’s tourism industry’s recovery. The EDC…
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Toronto lost $8.35B in tourist activity due to 1st year of COVID-19 pandemic – Toronto

According to an analysis done by Destination Toronto, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the city’s economy $8.35 billion due to a drop in tourism and hospitality spending. Some of the hardest hit sectors include: retail: $1.68 billion food and beverage: $1.33 billion accommodations: $1.21 billion finance: $1.03 billion transportation:…
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Coronavirus vaccine tourism unethical, bad for business: experts – National

Executives who engage in so-called “vaccine tourism” show both an ethical disregard for those less fortunate and a surprising lack of business acumen, experts argue. Their comments came after the head of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Mark Machin, stepped down after admitting to travelling to Dubai to receive…
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Tourism sector won’t recover until 2024: Tourism Saskatoon CEO – Saskatoon

It will take years for Saskatoon’s tourism industry to recover, according to Stephanie Clovechok. The CEO of Tourism Saskatoon recalled the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic around the time the 2020 Juno Awards were about to be held at SaskTel Centre. Read more: Coronavirus — Saskatoon’s Prairie Lily…
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Tourism sector partners to promote local holiday shopping

Still shopping for holiday gifts? Tourism Saskatoon is partnering with business districts in downtown, Riversdale and Broadway to promote local shopping for Christmas.
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Large N.S. tourism operators receive boost from provincial decision to back loans – Halifax

Large Nova Scotia tourism operators are receiving a helping hand from the province after it announced a program that will have the provincial government back businesses’ loans. The province says the goal is to allow large tourism operators to receive better interest rates and more favourable terms at their…