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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

New Contest Invites Nova Scotians to Share Must-see and Must-do Experiences

A new contest launched by Tourism Nova Scotia this week invites people to share their favourite photos of lesser-known places to see and things to do in the province, in an effort to inspire more people to visit and travel here.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market Gets Boost

Investing in rural community infrastructure enhances the quality of life for residents and contributes to economic success by better positioning communities to host tourism attractions. This is certainly the case for the Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders market, which draws over 30,000 visitors each season and is one of the largest outdoor markets in Atlantic Canada. New renovations will enable the market to provide a consistent and quality shopping experience to customers regardless of rain or shine.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

$1.5 Million Investment in Lunenburg's Iconic Working Waterfront

The province and the Government of Canada are investing $1.5 million to revitalize and enhance the Big Boat Shed on Nova Scotia's iconic Lunenburg waterfront to ensure it continues to be a place where Nova Scotians and visitors can experience and participate in traditional shipbuilding.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Higher-spending Visitors Drive Nova Scotia’s Tourism Revenue Growth

Last year was Nova Scotia’s best tourism revenue year on record despite a modest decline in visitation. Tourism revenues reached an estimated $2.61 billion, a 0.3 per cent increase, compared to updated 2017 revenue estimates of $2.60 billion.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Visitor Experience Strategy Coming for Halifax Harbour Islands

The province announced today, Feb. 12, it is developing a visitor experience strategy for the Halifax Harbour islands, at a cost of about $100,000. The focus will be on Georges and McNabs Islands.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Strong Summer for Tourism in Nova Scotia

More than 1.3 million visitors came to Nova Scotia between June and September this year, with many businesses reporting an outstanding summer season.
Peak season visitation was down by about two per cent or 27,000 visitors compared to the same period in 2017, which was a record-breaking year that featured tall ships and Canada 150 celebrations.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Neil Black Appointed to Tourism Nova Scotia Board of Directors

Neil Black of Sherbrooke, Guysborough Co., will join Tourism Nova Scotia’s board of directors. His appointment was announced today, Oct. 22, by Geoff MacLellan, minister responsible for Tourism Nova Scotia.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Province Invests in Tourism Icons, Including Peggy’s Cove

Business Minister Geoff MacLellan announced today, July 25, that Peggy’s Cove, Bay of Fundy, including Annapolis Royal, the Cabot Trail, the Halifax waterfront and the Lunenburg waterfront will receive funding through the new Tourism Revitalization of Icons Program for significant tourism infrastructure projects. The province has committed $6 million over three years.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Des responsables du monde du tourisme célèbrent le Canada atlantique

Plus de 1 800 professionnels du tourisme de plus de 30 pays se sont réunis hier soir, le 15 mai, au Cunard Centre, à Halifax (Nouvelle-Écosse), afin de découvrir ce qui fait du Canada atlantique une destination attrayante pour les voyageurs du monde entier. Organisée dans le cadre de Rendez-vous Canada 2018, le principal marché du tourisme international au Canada, la Soirée du Canada atlantique fut une occasion exceptionnelle d’inciter les agents de voyage et les voyagistes internationaux à envisager de faire du Canada atlantique une destination de vacances de leurs clients.

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