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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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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

International Tourism Leaders Celebrate Atlantic Canada

Over 1,800 tourism professionals from more than 30 countries gathered last night, May 15, at the Cunard Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discover what makes Atlantic Canada a compelling destination for travellers world-wide. ‘Atlantic Canada Night,’ organized as part of Rendez-vous Canada 2018, Canada’s signature international tourism marketplace, was a unique opportunity to inspire international travel agents and tour operators to consider Atlantic Canada for their clients’ vacations.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Beijing Marketing Agency Will Promote Nova Scotia to Chinese Travellers

Tourism Nova Scotia will expand its marketing presence in China this year with help from a marketing agency based in Beijing. Tourism Nova Scotia has partnered with SinoMedia, one of China's leading media corporations, to deliver a sales and marketing strategy that will inspire Chinese travellers to purchase more Nova Scotia holidays

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