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Aligning the Provincial Winter Tourism Policies with Communities

Project Description
Objective:

To study how well the provincial winter tourism policy applies to specific regions throughout the province.

Background:

The Newfoundland and Labrador government recently released a winter tourism strategy for the whole province. However, because regions throughout the province face different issues and have different resources, each may focus on a different aspect of winter tourism. For this reason, it is important for a province-wide winter tourism strategy to take into account the specifics of each region of the province.

In developing the current winter tourism strategy, the government did not adequately consult all of the regions across the island and thus the strategy is lacking and not relevant to all areas. To make the winter tourism strategy truly effective, the current strategy needs to be assessed to find its shortfalls. Once these shortfalls are located, recommendations for revising the current strategy can be made.

Roles for Memorial University:

Examine the provincial tourism strategy and explore how well it addresses the particular needs and issues of the different regions of the province.

Make recommendations for revising the current tourism strategy.

Partnering Organization(s)
Lead: Carolyn Lavers, INTRD

Contact
Carolyn Lavers, INTRD Economic Development Officer, Port Saunders
Zone 7, Western Region, 709 - 861-3004 Fax: 861-3251

Locations
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
St. Anthony - Port au Choix
Corner Brook - Rocky Harbour
Zone 6 - Nordic
Zone 7 - Red Ochre
Zone 8 - Humber

Industry Sectors
Tourism (Public administration — Provincial and territorial public administration — Other provincial and territorial public administration)

Thematic Categories
Parks and Natural Areas (Arts, Culture & Heritage)
Tourism and Recreation

Departments
Tourism Studies, Division of Social Science (GC)
Faculty of Business Administration (STJ)