Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
July 19, 2018

Supporting Regional Visitor Information Centres Across the Province

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced $71,000 for nine Regional Visitor Information Centres located around the province. This funding builds upon the $1.2 million investment made by the Provincial Government to the eight Provincial Information Centres, including Deer Lake Airport and St. John’s Airport which are open year round.

This funding will help facilitate the development of tourism experiences, services and attractions across Newfoundland and Labrador.

Visitor information centres engage over 200,000 visitors every year, providing information and advice to travellers on local festivals and events, attractions and experiences and directions to hidden gems, located throughout the province.

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

Support for Regional Visitor Information Centres 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 thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“As we work towards our goal of $1.6 billion in resident and non-resident visitor spending by 2020, our tourism partners all across the province play a valuable role in assisting, promoting and guiding visitors around Newfoundland and Labrador. Part of this strategy, highlighted in The Way Forward’s Provincial Tourism Product Development Plan, is to improve our sense of arrival throughout key touchpoints along the visitor journey. As government aims to increase the number of high quality Newfoundland and Labrador tourism experiences, we do so to attract more visitors, encouraging them to stay longer and experience more.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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Visitor Information Centres in Newfoundland and Labrador

New Opportunities for Visitors at Gander Tourism Information Centre

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Media contact
Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655
erichumber@gov.nl.ca

BACKGROUNDER

Organizations that Received Support for Regional Visitor Information Centres for 2017-18:

OrganizationLocationAmount
Town of Bay RobertsBay Roberts$5,000
Greater Corner Brook Board of TradeCorner Brook$10,000
Gander & Area Chamber of CommerceGander$10,000
Labrador North Chamber of CommerceGoose Bay$5,000
Southern Avalon Tourism AssociationIrish Loop (Bay Bulls)$8,000
Gateway LabradorLabrador City$5,000
Labrador Straits Historic Development CorporationLabrador Straits$7,000
Heritage Run Tourism AssociationMarystown and Goobies$11,000
St. Anthony & Area Chamber of CommerceSt. Anthony$10,000

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