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New Tourism Strategy Hosting Public Forums

New Tourism Strategy Hosting Public Forums

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Tourism industry champions of Prince Edward Island are working together to develop a new five-year strategic plan – Vision 2021.

To continue this process there will be a number of open public forums across the Island. Tourism Development International Inc., the tourism planners contracted to develop Vision 2021 for PEI will present a situational analysis and assessment of PEI’s tourism industry. Everyone is encouraged join us for an interactive discussion at one of three public forums. Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP by June 17 at www.peitourismmatters.ca/rsvp

June 21st, 2016:
Loyalist Country Inn
195 Heather Moyse Dr. Summerside, PE
6:00 – 8:00 pm. Light refreshments provided.

June 22nd, 2016:
King’s Playhouse
65 Grafton St, Georgetown, PE
6:00 – 8:00 pm. Light refreshments provided.

June 23rd, 2016:
Cavendish Beach Event Centre, VIP SunRoof Site
8779 Route 6, Cavendish, PE
4:30 – 6:30 pm. Light refreshments provided.
*A tourism business mixer hosted by Tourism Cavendish Beach will follow from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

“We want to hear from as many industry stakeholders as possible, from coffee shops to restaurants, from cottage owners to hotel owners, from gas stations to convenience stores, from art galleries to attractions, and all of those in between,” Robert Jourdain, President of TIAPEI said. “Everyone has a stake in the future of the tourism industry on PEI,” he added.

The Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island (TIAPEI) is coordinating these activities. TIAPEI is working both with traditional tourism sectors and groups as well as other groups that feel they may have a vested interest in this new strategy, such as small business and fisheries.

The feedback received during these focus groups is being made public to all interested parties on peitourismmatters.ca. The website is dedicated to the development and openness of the Vision 2021 plan. TIAPEI encourages anyone that may be interested in the strategy or the upcoming forums to visit www.peitourismmatters.ca to read the information posted there. From the website people can read and comment on all the updates, find out who is involved and engage all of the persons participating in the new strategy.

Vision 2021 will be completed and presented to tourism industry members at the TIAPEI Annual General Meeting in late November. This plan is being supported by TIAPEI, the Province of Prince Edward Island, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

June 16th, 2016