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Webinar: Helping Halifax’s tourism industry recover

Discover Halifax has been working hard on recovery plans for Halifax’s tourism industry in collaboration with government, partners and stakeholders.

Please join us for a special event to discuss how the industry can prepare for reopening.

This online event will help us mark National Tourism Week (May 25-29, 2020). Never have the economic impact and social benefits from tourism been as important to our community as they are right now.

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Agenda and Guest Speakers

Discover Halifax is proud to work with partners and industry leaders, in good times and in bad, and we look forward to welcoming the following guest speakers.

Phase One – Support for affected businesses

Patrick Sullivan, Halifax Chamber of Commerce, will share his perspective on the response from government and businesses and provide an overview of the process and work from the Nova Scotia Business & Labour Economic Coalition.

Phase Two – Getting ready to return to work

Ross Jefferson, Discover Halifax, Michele Saran, Tourism Nova Scotia, and Wendy Luther, Halifax Partnership will discuss what re-opening might look like for Halifax’s tourism industry and considerations beyond the lifting of restrictions.

Phase Three – Opportunities to accelerate recovery

Consultant, Michele McKenzie, will share a brief overview of the strategic framework behind Halifax’s Integrated Tourism Master Plan and how this may guide the destination beyond the pandemic. Watch the Planifax video for a recap of how the plan was developed.

Panel Discussion and
Remarks from our Mayor

Jennifer Angel, Develop Nova Scotia will facilitate a Questions & Answers discussion with all the panelists.

Mayor Mike Savage will leave us with some final thoughts on Halifax’s future as the favourite city in Canada.

The safety and protection of people will continue to be our first priority.

Let’s work together so we are ready to welcome people back to our destination.