Minister Chagger focuses on Canada’s best tourism year at Rendez-vous Canada 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


CanadaIn 2017, Canada enjoyed its best year ever in terms of international tourist arrivals.


It had welcomed 20.8 million visitors from across the world. Tourism places Canada on the map firmly creating several middle-class jobs, in fact one in ten jobs in Canada is associated with visitor economy.


Tourism directly had supported 735,300 jobs last year.


The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Bardish Chagger recently highlighted incredible achievements of Canada in 2017 in a keynote address at Rendezvous Canada, the nation’s premier international tourism marketplace.


Minister Chagger also unveiled a report on the results had achieved in the initial year of New Tourism Vision of Canada.


The Minister has launched his bold plan to upgrade the tourism industry of Canada at last year’s Rendez-vous Canada event in Calgary. In her keynote, Minister Chagger highlighted the Indigenous Tourism Association of the new series of travel itineraries of Canada.


In various coasts, tourists would now be able to experience their nation’s rich history through authentic tourism experiences offered by indigenous tourism businesses.


She also spoke about the Atlantic Growth Strategy and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s work on this plan to stimulate growth across this region.


The Minister also reminded the Rendez-vous Canada audience that 2018 is the Canada-China Year of Tourism and that China-readiness workshops will be held across Canada in the coming months. These workshops will enable the domestic tourism industry to adapt to the needs of potential tourists from China, contributing to Canada’s efforts to double the number of visits from China by 2021 from 2016 levels.


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