Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
May 18, 2018

Provincial Visitor Information Centres Open Across the Province

Provincial Visitor Information Centres, located in Port aux Basques, Notre Dame, Clarenville, Whitbourne and Argentia have officially opened for the 2018 tourism season. In addition to these sites, Provincial Visitor Information Centres located in Deer Lake Airport and St. John’s Airport are open year round.

Engaging over 200,000 visitors every year, provincial information centres provide information and advice to travellers on local festivals and events, attractions and experiences and direction to hidden gems, located throughout the province. 

Travel counsellors with Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism are nationally certified by the Tourism Human Resources Canada emerit program.

In 2017, a record breaking 553,000 travellers visited Newfoundland and Labrador.

Increasing tourism delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“The welcoming and informative service provided by Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism travel counsellors encourages travellers to checkout high quality, Newfoundland and Labrador tourism experiences, encouraging them to stay longer and experience more. As part of our Provincial Tourism Product Development Plan, we are working to improve our sense of arrival throughout key touchpoints along the visitor journey and build upon our record-breaking 2017 season.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655

2018 05 18                                                    2:20 p.m.