11 May Liberal Tourism Plan Supports Economy, Jobs
Liberals will invest in tourism to create jobs for young Nova Scotians and support the middle class with a new $8 million fund to revitalize our iconic tourism sites.
“We are going to build on last year’s record season to create more jobs here in Nova Scotia,” says Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil. “We will work with tourism businesses to do exactly that.”
Tourism Nova Scotia will administer the new $8 million fund. It will go toward maintaining and enhancing existing tourist attractions.
“Fixing up iconic tourist sites will keep visitors coming back to our province,” says McNeil. “With more visitors, we will have more jobs created in this important sector.”
Tourism Nova Scotia will select the sites. We will match provincial funding with funds from businesses and other levels of government.
For the first time in over a decade, Nova Scotia has seen three straight years of visitor growth. We also saw $2.6 billion in tourism revenue last year, the best year in history.
According to TIANS, the tourism industry employs more than 40,000 Nova Scotians.
“As this industry continues to grow, more and more young people will be able to stay and work here,” said McNeil. “This is investment means more growth and more jobs for Nova Scotians.”