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End of September - Prairieland Park, Saskatoon

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Saskatchewan Tourism Trends Report for January-March available on Tourism Saskatchewan’s Business Hub

Tourism Trends Reports present a review of tourism statistics and trends for Saskatchewan. Assembled quarterly and yearly, 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. They are posted on Tourism Saskatchewan’s Business Hub under Statistics and Research.

View the Tourism Trends Report for January-March 2021, which illustrates the continuing effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the province’s tourism sector.

Tourism Industry Announces Campaign to Call on Federal Government to plan for Reopening the Canada-U.S. Border

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) announced the launch of a new campaign to call on the federal government to plan for reopening the Canada-U.S. border, which has been closed for nearly 15 months. The campaign focuses on getting Canadian decision-makers to acknowledge the urgent need and to commit to a date to open the border before the summer tourism season is lost.

TIAC is asking the government to take urgent action on this issue, so that Canadian tourism operators and businesses can plan. They need time to retrain, rehire and market. TIAC will be hosting several Parliamentary and Congressional panels in the coming weeks to discuss border reopening. Visit www.openuscanborder.ca to learn more.

Jonathan Potts named CEO of Tourism Saskatchewan

After a fulsome search for a Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Saskatchewan’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Jonathan Potts as the successful candidate. He will assume his responsibilities on July 1, 2021.

Jonathan has more than 25 years of experience in the tourism industry. He joined Tourism Saskatchewan in 2006 as Director of Industry Development and transitioned to the role of Director of Marketing in 2010. He was appointed Executive Director of Marketing and Communications in 2014.

His leadership and expertise are recognized by colleagues across Canada.

Saskatchewan hospitality sector starts hiring blitz as COVID-19 restrictions relax

Kyle Benning - Global News

Restaurants across the province are moving fast to fill job openings that have become available as Saskatchewan moves through Step 1 of its reopening plan.

With looser restrictions and more possibilities and comfortability for people to dine in restaurants and bars, restaurateurs are adding staff with the province setting targets for the start of steps two and three.

“This is go time. They’re going to spend a tonne of money. They’re going to get prepared for July and August,” Hospitality Saskatchewan president and CEO Jim Bence said.

He noted there is some caution given the sector has seen restrictions added and relaxed over the course of the pandemic, but many are feeling excited about a stronger end to 2021.

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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: shift@plea.org  Text: 306-994-8422 Phone: 306-974-3333

Come Grow With Us!

As the tourism industry association representing tourism & hospitality services and attractions in the province, and hotels/motels and taverns, restaurants, conference/convention centers, Hospitality Saskatchewan focuses on support, collaboration and the education of operators and our industry partners involved in Saskatchewan’s “Visitor Economy”.
 
Advocating on the hospitality industries behalf...what we have to say, and what our members care about is critically important.

Join today!

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Saskatchewan Tourism Trends Report for 2020 available

Tourism Trends Reports present a review of tourism statistics and trends for Saskatchewan. Posted on Industry.TourismSaskatchewan.com, 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.

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Travel offers enhance marketing efforts and campaigns

The Travel Offers section on TourismSaskatchewan.com provides a channel to promote unique, authentic product offers that will entice customers. Tourism operators and businesses can list their offers for free on the consumer website. 

Tourism Saskatchewan is currently leading an advertising campaign that encourages Saskatchewan residents to travel the province this summer and enjoy new locations and adventures. A partnership with Hospitality Saskatchewan is promoting the concept of Saskatchewan “staycations.” Travel offers are an important feature of both campaigns and make planning a trip simple.

Check out the examples of Travel Offers on TourismSaskatchewan.com. Give your offer a short, convincing title that evokes a sense of intrigue. Craft a clear, concise description (approximately 100 words), using active, inviting language and include the price/value. An accompanying image should convey the experience offered. 

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! [...]

Tourism Recovery: Community-Led Workforce Action Plan

Investments in labour market strategies are essential to tourism’s ability to recover and be a key economic engine and future job creator for the Canadian economy. For this reason, tourism businesses often lead the way in developing a community-based workforce action plan. An effective strategy helps address labour force priorities set by government and ultimately builds a resilient and inclusive labour market. [...]

Loss Prevention: Robbery Response

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

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