Published on : Thursday, November 26, 2020
On Wednesday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced that over $1 million in grants would be made available for the travel and tourism industry in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has severely impacted tourism in the state. The crisis grants will be available through Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office.
The grants are designed to support nonprofit tourism promotion organizations so they can stimulate travel and help their local communities. Governor Tim Walz said in a statement that COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the Minnesota travel industry and communities that rely on tourism. He shared that the crisis grants will provide immediate relief for the travel organizations that contribute a lot to the vitality of the state.
John Edman, Director, Explore Minnesota said that the tourism promotion office is happy to offer financial assistance to destination marketing organisations that have been deeply impacted by the pandemic, including significant budget shortfalls and tourism spending loss. He also mentioned that now more than ever, people need to find ways to support the Minnesota tourism industry and crisis recovery efforts.