The Liquor Legislation Review that was scheduled for April 8th has now been rescheduled to Friday, April 30th from 9:30-11:30 am. This meeting is specifically for our industry, and we encourage as many members as possible to attend.
News about the tourism industry in the Northwest Territories.
Donna Lee Demarcke, CEO of NWT Tourism, will be presenting to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance this week. Members are asked for any thoughts or comments that could be brought before the committee this week.
It has been very busy on the advocacy front. Advocacy efforts have included efforts with the Federal Government, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, the GNWT Covid Secretariat and the GNWT other departments.
Public engagement has started this week on the Liquor Act, and we know that many of you have a direct interest in the liquor laws and how they relate to your business. The GNWT have set up a virtual meeting, for our members specifically, on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 09:30 am to 11:30 am MT.
NWT Tourism is offering free membership for 2021.
Northwest Territories Tourism, as the advocacy association of the tourism industry in the Northwest Territories, is extremely concerned with the bureaucratic hold-up of the lodge permits required by the Government of the Northwest Territories to enable the opening of Frontier Lodge in Lutsel K’e.
An update on GNWT, Federal Government, ITAC funding and more.
If you aren't currently participating in the Northern Staycation program or you would like to highlight a new Spring Break offer, NWT Tourism would like to help you get the word out at no cost to you! Please contact us today.
With unprecedented challenges facing NWT residents and the tourism industry, NWT Tourism along with the GNWT-ITI is continuing on with important research that will inform destination marketing plans and help to optimize activities, timing and messaging that will support the rebuild and recovery of the NWT’s tourism industry, when the time is right.
Rio Tinto continues to show its commitment to support northern organizations and communities during the pandemic. This commitment to the tourism industry goes well beyond its operations in the NWT.
An industry update on HASCAP and a Tourism HR Canada, MDB Insights and OTEC announcement
New spaces are now available for free Digital Training Bootcamp for NWT Tourism Operators
Today, the Government of the Northwest Territories - Industry, Tourism & Investment, announced that businesses can now apply to the Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) Program for funding to get businesses financial books in order.
A warm hello from the new CEO of NWT Tourism, and an update on licensing and insurance requirements for tourism operators
NWT Tourism Continues to Advocate for Critical Supports for the Survival of the the Tourism Industry
NWT Tourism Announces New Chief Executive Officer
NWT Tourism and Outcrop Communications teams recognized in the Corporate Content Awards and the Canadian Marketing Association Awards.
Are you open to locals for the winter season? We'd like to help you promote your Northern Staycation!
NWT Tourism is hosting two workshops provided by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.
GNWT-ITI Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program and Community Tourism Infrastructure Contribution is Accepting Expressions of Interest for 2020-21
Free Digital Training Bootcamp for NWT Tourism Member Operators
Please join NWT Tourism for Tourism Talks from November 2 to 4.
The Resolutions Committee, a sub-committee of the NWT Tourism Board of Directors, has drafted resolutions (directed by the Board).
NWT Tourism gives formal notice of the Annual General Meeting along with a series of Tourism Talks.
The due date for members to bring resolutions to the Resolution Committee is Thursday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. MT.
NWT Tourism Releases Survey Results for "Tourism Industry Covid-19 Impacts and Program Supports"
A regular meeting of the Board of Directors for NWT Tourism occurred on September 30th. Items included in the member update include: marketing resources shifted to operator support programs, new partnership with Destination Canada, Board Member adherence to By-Laws, Tourism Industry Survey Results & 2020 Resolutions, and an Annual General Meeting Update.
NWT Tourism has commenced important research that will inform destination marketing plans and help to optimize activities, timing and messaging that will support the rebuild and recovery of the NWT’s tourism industry, when the time is right.
NWT Tourism Spectacular Story Award - Call for Submissions
NWT Tourism is searching for a new Chief Executive Officer. Our current CEO, Cathie Bolstad, will be departing the organization at the end of December.
NWT Tourism shares Co-operative marketing opportunities with all members.
NWT Tourism announces the two scholarship winners for 2020: Mr. Brent Villeneuve and Ms. Cydney Nahanni-Kwasney
Cathie Bolstad, CEO of NWT Tourism, will be leaving NWT Tourism at the end of December this year.
NWT Tourism has received a $20,000 commitment from Rio Tinto, the operator of Diavik Diamond Mines, in support of the Northern Staycation Program developed by NWT Tourism
Earlier today, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CANNOR) anounced a new program to help tourism businesses that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NWT Tourism's advocacy update on GNWT Waivers and Refunds
An update on the extension of the CanNor Business Relief Fund and the changed terms for the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy programs, along with other news.
NWT Tourism Advocates for Balanced Approach to Protecting Health and Supporting Economic Recovery
GNWT- Industry Tourism and Investment announcement about SEED funding
Federal Government announces an additional $16 million to support Indigenous tourism businesses
The NWT Tourism Conference, scheduled to be held in Hay River in November 2020, will be postponed until November 2021.
NWT Tourism and Major Industry Partners ask for Cooperation across Canada to support the Tourism Industry
A special offer for members of NWT Tourism to advertise Staycations
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has launched a broad, industry-developed, detailed recovery campaign that seeks sector-specific government support to ensure Canada has a tourism industry post-pandemic. Tourism Matters and Canada cannot afford to lose the tourism industry.
GNWT-ITI announces two additional relief measures for tourism operators in the NWT.
Message from The Honourable Katrina Nokleby for Tourism Week 2020 and Upcoming Q&A session with Minister of Northern Affairs, Daniel Vandal.
Tourism Week 2020 - #TourismCounts
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #19 - A letter from the Honourable Minister Joly
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #18 - Update on "Emerging Wisely" plan and other updates
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #17 - Recap of the Meeting with Minister Nokleby and New GNWT Announcements
Invitation to a Member Meeting with Minister Nokleby
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #16 - Meeting with Minister Nokleby and NWT Tourism Response and Recovery Plan for Industry
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #15 - Businesses can begin applying for emergency COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Program and other funding news
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #14 - Update on CanNor Northern Business Relief Fund We are pleased to provide an update from CanNor on the funding opportunity - Northern Business Relief Fund (NBRF).
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #13 - New Federal Relief for Small and Medium Enterprises
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #12 - Latest Advocacy Work
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #11 - Tourism Marketing Update
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #10 - Latest Advocacy Work and updates on official announcements
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #9 - New federal resource for business support
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #8 - Resources for business support and a request to add your voice to a collective advocacy effort
COVID-19 Update #7: Chief Public Health Officer's Recommendations for Tour Operators & Others
COVID-19 Update #6: Chief Public Health Officer Issues Order With New Travel Restrictions and Self-Isolation Protocol
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #5- NWT Public Health Emergency Declared and translated materials for visitors who have not left the territory
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #4 - Canada Closing US Borders and the Prime Minister announces a support package
COVID-19 UPDATE #3 - NWT Tourism shares visitor/guest information and links for business support
COVID-19 Update #2 - Prime Minister Turdeau introduces new measures to try to contain the spread of the virus
Update for COVID-19
COVID-19 Update - NWT Public Health Advisory Issued
NWT Tourism Coronavirus Update #1
If you're in Yellowknife between March 2-7, don't forget to drop by the NAKA festival
NWT Tourism launches "The Northwest Territories Will Change You" Integrated Marketing Campaign
Canada Post new series of "From Far and Wide" stamps features the breathtaking Carcajou Falls.
Member Update on City of Yellowknife's Proposed Short Term Rental Accommodation Proposed By-Law Amendments
NWT Tourism welcomes new member Bullock's Bistro
News Release: NWT Tourism and Yellowknife Airport partner on a Spectacular NWT Showcase
NWT Tourism welcomes new member TrailBlazer Tours
NWT Tourism announced the New Board of Directors and 2019 Industry Award Winners at their AGM and Conference in Yellowknife in November
NWT Tourism welcomes North of 60 Aurora Adventures
NWT Tourism welcomes new member Nature Tours of Yukon
NWT Tourism Announces Scholarship Winners 2019
NWT Tourism welcomes new member the Copperhouse Eatery & Lounge
The new member offers guided and self-guided drives on the Dempster Highway to Tuktoyaktuk and the Arctic Ocean, and photography trips on the Dempster Highway and the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway to the Arctic Ocean.
East Arm Pop Up Camp is owned by Ron Desjarlais, who offers a traditional camp experience in Lutsel K'e.
Old Town Bed and Breakfast is located on Back Bay of Great Slave Lake.
Folk on the Rocks: the coolest Canadian Music Festival north of 60
Chair of the NWT Tourism Board of Directors shares information about an increase in funds from GNWT-ITI and the successful application for CanNor funding.
NWT Tourism welcomes new member Tiga B&B
Aurora Village new member of Destination Canada's Canadian Signature Experience.
NWT Tourism welcomes new member Sundog Adventures.
NWT Tourism is pleased to welcome Ollie Williams Media Ltd. as our newest member.
Destination Canada reports that In 2018, international overnight arrivals to Canada reached a new height of 21.13 million visitors, surpassing the record level previously achieved in 2017 by 1.2% and breaking the 21 million mark for the first time ever.
Cathie Bolstad, CEO of NWT Tourism, signing the General Sales Agent contract with Lizzie Doyle of Australia.
Members of NWT Tourism save up to 35% when you buy into NWTT co-operative ads in both print and web. Be sure to take a look at the co-op opportunities available from January through March, to see if there is one that fits your plan to market your business.
The 22nd annual NWT Tourism Conference and Annual General Meeting was held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories from November 6-8, 2018. Speakers inspired delegates to think about changes, challenges and opportunities for the tourism industry in the NWT and how to navigate those changes and challenges and pursue new opportunities in the year ahead.
Registration for the Conference and AGM will open soon.
GNWT, NWT Tourism and ITAC sign MOU to advance Indigenous Cultural Tourism in the NWT
Yellowknife has been named the third most Instagram-worthy place in Canada, according to a recent article from expedia.ca.
Daily flights to double during Aurora viewing season.
The spectacular Northwest Territories was on display as part of Canada's China Tourism Mission. The mission is being led by Minister Chagger, federal Minister for Small Business and Tourism. It took place in China from June 21 to 28, 2018 and included business meetings in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. The federal trade mission provided national and regional tourism industry representatives with an exceptional platform to advance Canadian tourism interests and it was aligned with a major annual event in Beijing organized by the Canada China Business Council.