Tourism Regina is building some excitement around a Canada-wide initiative called Tourism Week which runs until May 30.
Chelsea Galloway, chief tourism and visitor growth officer with Tourism Regina, said this is a coast-to-coast initiative to intended to show the importance of tourism industries in Canada.
“It’s no secret the tourism industry has been hit extremely hard by COVID-19,” she stated. “Hotels, attractions, restaurant and tourism operators have really done what they could to pivot and offer their services safely, but in a lot of cases the only option was to remain closed.”
As part of Tourism Week, Galloway mentioned Tourism Regina will be making announcements this week geared towards boosting local tourism over the coming months.
“We’re going to be launching a new platform with local tech company Krugo that is going to make it easier for residents and visitors to learn about all the great things they can do in Regina. We’re also to have our Reginawanderer hitting the streets to document his experiences and showcase the city’s many great aspects.”
Galloway said there will be some exciting events and partnerships for people to look forward to this summer and the rest of the year. Tourism Regina has also been collaborating with the local tourism industry to develop recovery plans post-pandemic. Those plans will be gradually revealed over the next couple months.
She added how she is encouraged by Saskatchewan’s reopening roadmap as vaccination numbers continue to climb.
“As our reopening plans allow, go out and support local. Do the things you can do in this city.”