On 13th October 2022 Canadian Tourism Ministers came forward and had a meeting to uplift the tourism sector.
Federal Tourism Growth Strategy was the foundation of this meet up and growth strategies for tourism workforce, destination access and economic growth which were researched and presented to the ministers on this day. There was a mutual consent for growth post pandemic for the tourism industry.
Quotes by the Ministers: “The Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers is playing an essential role in the recovery and growth of the tourism sector. The spirit of collaboration between federal, provincial and territorial counterparts is invaluable. The findings of the Council’s working groups on the key issues of workforce, destination access, and economic growth will help in developing the new Federal Tourism Growth Strategy that the Government of Canada will present in the coming months.”
– The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance
“I was pleased to welcome my tourism minister colleagues from across the country to the Vancouver Convention Centre to discuss how we will work together to rebuild the tourism economy post pandemic. Tourism is vital to our country, local communities and individuals whose livelihoods depend on its success. We recognize the ongoing challenges faced by the tourism sector and are committed to working together in building back a thriving tourism industry where the social, cultural, and economic benefits are enjoyed by all.”
– The Honourable Lisa Beare, British Columbia Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport
“As Tourism continues to recover from the challenges posed by the pandemic, we see, once again, the resilience and tenacity of this industry, which is such a vital component of our economy. I am excited to have the opportunity to tackle these challenges in my new role as co-chair of the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers, and I look forward to working with my colleagues from all provinces and territories to rebuild Canada’s reputation as a destination of choice.”
– The Honourable Steve Crocker, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation
1: Qubec did not take an official stand in the FPT ministers meeting due to the elections transition period held on 3rd October.
2: Alberta could not take an Offcial position in this FTP meet up due to the leadership transition in Alberta.
3: The next meeting of 2023 will be held by the new co chair of the CCTM which are Newfoundland and Labrador.
4: Canada allowed 2.7 million tourists into their land between January to May in 2022 where it allowed 617,000 tourists in the same period of the previous year.