Ontario sees nearly $17.5-billion loss in tourism sector
OTTAWA, ONTARIO ~~ April 18, 2020 (LSN) Lisa MacLeod says the industry has seen a significant hit as a result of the pandemic.
Tourism Minister and Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod say the $75-billion a year sector has already lost nearly $17.5-billion and believes it could get worse.
"The longer this goes on, the tougher it is going to be on the third-largest economy in the City of Ottawa," MacLeod explains.
Many events have already been canceled throughout the summer. An example is the Grand Marais's Art Colony, Art Festival has been canceled this year. It attracts thousands of visitors to the community each ear.
In Northern Ontario, the Fishing and Hunting lodges provide a great many jobs and revenue for the small near by communities
This festive celebration of the arts in downtown Grand Marais that features over 70 artist booths showcasing original artwork plus hands-on art-making activities, demonstrations, mini-classes, and more. It’s a weekend of fun for the whole family!
MacLeod also previously announced that the province's tourism development fund has been expanded to include tourism recovery as well.