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Increased provincial investment to boost tourism in Manitoba

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Staff Writer | September 1, 2016
An increase in development grants will help rural, northern and Indigenous tourism and community organizations attract more visitors to Manitoba through start-up and expanded tourism products and experiences.
Churchill Manitoba
Tourists in Canada   Tourism Development Fund
Growth Enterprise and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen announced that at the Churchill launch of the 2016/17 application intake for the Tourism Development Fund.

“The program is another component in the government’s efforts to modernize rural and northern attractions so we can continue to attract more visitors and build Manitoba’s tourism economy,” said Cullen.

“Through the cost-shared grants of up to $25,000, we will support planning and development of tourism products and experiences designed to tell Manitoba’s unique local stories.

The minister is in Churchill with representatives of Manitoba’s business and tourism community to discuss ideas and opportunities to expand economic development, including increased tourism, throughout the province’s north.

The Manitoba government will increase the Tourism Development Fund by more than 50 percent to $297,000 for 2016/17.

Grants of up to $25,000 will be available to support tourism planning and project development by First Nation governments, community development organizations, rural and northern destination organizations, community events and festival groups and tourism groups.