Canada

Ontario pledges $100M to help tourism sector recover from COVID impact


TORONTO — Ontario is investing $100 million in the province’s tourism sector to help it recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Tourism Minister Lisa MacLeod says the money will be distributed through the new Tourism Recovery Program.

McLeod says the program will help for-profit tourism businesses in the attraction, accommodation, and leisure travel sectors.

Read more:
COVID-19: Long and slow recovery expected for Ontario’s tourism industry

She says the money will help those businesses protect critical jobs and help them prepare to reopen to visitors.

Eligible tourism businesses include inns and lodges, boat tours, ski centres, live performance venues, cinemas, drive-in theatres, and amusement and water parks.

The province says the program will support tourism businesses that have experienced a loss of at least 50 per cent of eligible revenue in 2020-21 compared to 2019.

Story continues below advertisement


Click to play video: 'Global News Morning Peterborough: Talking tourism, beaches and COVID 19 with Cobourg Mayor John Henderson'







Global News Morning Peterborough: Talking tourism, beaches and COVID 19 with Cobourg Mayor John Henderson


Global News Morning Peterborough: Talking tourism, beaches and COVID 19 with Cobourg Mayor John Henderson – Jul 28, 2021




© 2021 The Canadian Press






Source link

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Adblock Detected

Turn Off Ad Blocker