Manitoba

Progressive Conservative leader wants to bring more tourists to Manitoba

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives are promising more money for tourism promotion if they are re-elected Sept. 10.

Government currently dedicates 4% of provincial revenues from tourism to promote travel industry

Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister says he would increase funding to Tourism Manitoba if re-elected. (Jaison Empson/CBC)

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives are promising more money for tourism promotion if they are re-elected Sept. 10.

The government currently dedicates four per cent of provincial revenues from tourism to promote the industry through Travel Manitoba, a Crown corporation.

Tory Leader Brian Pallister says he would increase that to five per cent.

Travel Manitoba president Colin Ferguson says the extra cash would be worth about $3 million a year.

Ferguson says the money could help attract more major events to the province, as well as more tourists from markets in which Manitoba competes with other provinces.


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