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Provincial Tourism Advocacy

As Newfoundlanders and Labradorians prepare for elections in 2015, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador would like to ensure that candidates are informed about the importance of the tourism industry to our communities, the current value of the tourism industry and the public policy priorities that can be taken to ensure the tourism sector continues to grow and prosper well into the future.

With $1 billion in annual spending, 2,400 tourism-related businesses and organizations and 8 percent of provincial jobs directly attributed to tourism, it is also important that candidates inform the tourism industry how they envision seizing the enormous potential of tourism for Newfoundland and Labrador’s economic diversification and rural development.

What can you do?

Elections provide an opportunity to advocate for what matters in the hearts of our communities. Hospitality NL encourages all tourism stakeholders to take advantage of opportunities to meet with candidates and talk about the critical issues impacting the future development and growth of the tourism sector. As such, Hospitality NL has assembled this Provincial Tourism Advocacy Communiqué.

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Featured in this communiqué is a summary of key priorities for the industry, which can be communicated to prospective candidates for their information, and key messages on the importance of the tourism sector to our economy and social fabric.

For more information, please contact Hospitality NL at


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