Tourism strategy workshop

It's TIANS and WITAP and RICHES, oh my!

No, it's not the Wizard of Oz or an alphabet soup convention but a chance to enrich your tourism IQ and contribute to Guysborough County's future.  On February 26, Guysborough will play host to  the third tourism strategy workshop with the senior management team from Tourism Nova Scotia (TNS) and representatives from  the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) in attendance.

“This is the perfect next step in development of our tourism strategy,” says Ann Marie Bagnall, chair of the group leading the workshops.  “The first two workshops focused on developing our strategic goals for tourism.  This workshop is about everyone gaining a better understanding of the Nova Scotia tourism environment and opportunities available to us.”

TNS will be on hand to talk about their  marketing and partner programs as well as results from the recently released visitor exit survey and what that looks like for the Eastern Shore. 

TIANS is presenting training programs they offer and the opportunities available through the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council. 

Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores (DEANS) will talk about the success of the Wild Islands Tourism Advancement Partnership (WITAP) underway and outline where assistance may be available as part of a recent federal funding  contribution  for tourism initiatives. 

Stephen Flemming, Executive Director of Sherbrooke Village, will brief attendees on training and other opportunities that will be available through the Rural Institute for Cultural Heritage and Environmental Sustainability (RICHES) based at Sherbrooke Village Museum.

“It is definitely going to be an information filled day.  We’re also hoping that it will be a two way conversation; it’s a great opportunity to have our voices heard,” says Bagnall.

The workshop will be held on February 26 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex in Guysborough.  Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP to Maria Ludlow at  or 902-867-3817.