Tourism Professional Development Bursary applications open May 1

Tourism Saskatchewan's Tourism Professional Development Bursary pays applicable fees, up to $500 per participant.

Bursaries are available for:

  • emerit Professional or Specialist Certification; or
  • Tourism Apprenticeship Trades.

Applications are accepted from May 1 to 31. Successful applicants must complete their training by May 30, 2022.

Flatten Your Business Learning Curve – Get Back to Basics with Tourism Business Builders

The Tourism HR Canada team is proud to announce the launch of its Tourism Business Builders online program, developed specifically for tourism and hospitality entrepreneurs. This much-anticipated update moves the renowned program to a fully online offering, allowing for 24/7 access on the organization’s learning platform and the flexibility to quickly add content as …[...]

The Diversification and New Market Program's intake is now OPEN until May 31, 2021.

The Tourism Product Diversification and New Market Development Program offered by Tourism Saskatchewan supports businesses that wish to develop new experiences or reach new markets.

Up to $20,000 is available for new market development or seasonal expansion, and up to $30,000 is available for new experiential product development for established tourism businesses.

Applications for this program will open in the spring. Watch the Tourism Product Diversification and New Market Development Program page for updates.

Re-Open Saskatchewan 3 Step Plan

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced a three-step plan to begin re-opening the province.  The plan is entirely based on the number of residents vaccinated.  The first step in the plan is targeted to begin three weeks after 70 % of people aged 40 and over have received their first COVID-19 vaccination. Currently the province is reporting that 67% of people over 40 years of age in Saskatchewan have received their first vaccination.

Download the Re-Opening Plan



Preparing Tourism Employers for the Shift from Business Survival to Recovery

COVID-19 has caused an abrupt and deep shock to society and the global economy. The tourism sector is profoundly impacted, with significant disruption to businesses, trade channels, and DMOs. Tourism Economics (a division of Oxford Economics) suggests a global return to 2019 tourism levels by 2023—but only under certain conditions.

As the national HR organization working for Canada’s tourism sector, our goal is to provide the knowledge and tools to help tourism employers rebound from the crisis and build a resilient workforce. [...]

Every worker is entitled to employment free of sexual harassment.

If you have experienced workplace sexual harassment in Saskatchewan you can receive up to 4 hours of free legal information & advice.

In Saskatchewan, every worker is entitled to employment free of sexual harassment. When workplace sexual harassment or violence has occurred, navigating the different legal options and responses may seem overwhelming. Help is available.

Email:  Text: 306-994-8422 Phone: 306-974-3333

Regina restaurants allowed to reopen for in-person dining May 17

CTV News Regina

REGINA -- Regina restaurants will be allowed to reopen for in-person dining on May 17. In a release, the Government of Saskatchewan said restaurants in the Queen City will be subject to the in-person dining guidelines currently in place province-wide. Capacity at a single table will be limited to four people. Indoor tables with physical barriers between them must be two metres apart, while tables without barriers have to be placed three metres apart. For outdoor dining, there must be a two metre distance between tables, with or without barriers. Alcohol sales will be allowed up until 10 p.m. Restaurants also must continue to record information for all customers, for contact tracing purposes. The province said all other measures and public health orders remain in place.[...]



Saskatchewan Tourism Trends Report for 2020 available

Tourism Trends Reports present a review of tourism statistics and trends for Saskatchewan. Posted on, the reports feature information about Saskatchewan-U.S. border crossings, international air travel, hotel occupancy and average daily rates, tourism employment, average gasoline prices, discretionary spending habits, and average exchange rates for selected countries.

View the full Tourism Trends Report: 2020, which spans January-December and illustrates the impact of COVID-19 on the province’s tourism sector.



Let’s Talk Tourism: The Road to Recovery

This year, Saskatchewan Tourism Week, May 23 – 29, will be a time to inspire Saskatchewan residents to make nearby discoveries, support local businesses and model safe practices to avoid the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, the week is an opportunity to communicate the importance of planning for industry recovery, building a resilient tourism sector and being prepared for the return of visitors.

The Let’s Talk Tourism: The Road to Recovery town hall sessions are designed to offer two-way dialogue. Tourism Saskatchewan is eager to share details about programs that can benefit your business. At the same time, theywant to hear from you. Industry participants will be able to provide input and ask questions.

View the event schedule and register for one of the following 90-minute sessions:

The Best Wines Struggle

Doug Reichel, Doug Reichel Wine Marketing Inc.

Walking in the vineyards on the steep banks of the Mosel River in south-western Germany, I wondered how anyone maintains or harvests…. or does anything…. on these slopes without mountain goat hoofs or ropes.  And the “soil” is metres of coarse shale.  Wheat is definitely not the back-up crop here.  Winemaker Johannes Selbach (Selbach Riesling wines) tells us that the roots of some of the very old vines go down as much as 12 metres to get necessary nutrients – that’s a long journey to feed a grape! [...]

Loss Prevention: Robbery Response

Loss Prevention: Robbery Response
A robbery situation can create an extremely unpredictable situation and put both your staff and guests at risk. It is important that front line staff know what to do in the event of a robbery in
order to minimize the chances of the situation turning violent. [...]

ATM & VLT Theft Prevention
There are many great reasons to have an Automated Telling Machine (ATM) or Video Lottery Terminals (VLT). They can attract guests, provide a convenience service, and generate revenue.
They can also be an attractive target for criminals. [...]

Contact: William Chan, QUASEP Account Manager -Email