National Tourism Week

Jun 11, 2013 | News

National Tourism WeekIn order to celebrate National Tourism Week (June 10th through 16th), the City of North Bay, the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce and local tourist attractions and service providers are offering special exhibits, admissions and promotions.

Exciting offerings by local Tourist Attractions/Operators during National Tourism Week include:

2 for 1 Admission @ Dionne Quints Museum
Tel: 705.472.8480
1375 Seymour Street, North Bay

“Grey Owl: An Environmental Legacy” Screening @ Discovery North Bay Museum
Friday, June 13th (Admission by donation)
Call 705.476.2323 for details
100 Ferguson Street, North Bay

Chief Commanda II Daily Cruises begin June 15th
Tel: 705.494.8167
200 Memorial Drive, Kings Landing, North Bay

Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence open Saturday, June 15th
(free general admission)
Tel: 705.494.2011 ext. 2261
22 Wing/CFB North Bay, Hornell Heights, North Bay

The partners (above) are encouraging residents to explore these and other local attractions to honour and recognize the significance that tourism generates for North Bay businesses.

According to the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) tourism is becoming one of the world’s fastest-growing industries. In fact, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), annual international tourist arrivals surpassed the one billion mark in 2012. Between now and 2030, international tourist arrivals are set to increase by an average 43 million a year to reach 1.8 billion.  For Canada, international tourism plays an equally important role in the economy by supporting an estimated 157,500 tourism-related businesses and some 602,800 jobs in 2011.

About Tourism Week in Canada

Tourism Week in Canada is a grassroots initiative that brings attention to the economic opportunity available through travel and tourism activity.  Its intent is to also align tourism organizations, businesses and other partners from across the country around a common vision:

A tourism sector that plays a more meaningful role in growing the Canadian economy.