Progressive Conservative leader wants to bring more tourists to Manitoba
Government currently dedicates 4% of provincial revenues from tourism to promote travel industry
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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