Destination Experience Development Program | Tourism Saskatchewan Industry Website

The Destination Experience Development Program intake will take place from November 2 until December 15, 2020. 

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This funding program aims to encourage, support and facilitate the development of clusters of compelling tourist experiences within Saskatchewan communities and/or destination areas. These experiences will align with the expectations and demands of key visitor markets.

The program is application-based. The maximum funding per applicant is $20,000. There will be no equity investment required by the applicant for the 2020/2021 application year.

Eligible Applicants

  • Incorporated community non-profit organizations, societies, destination marketing and/or management organizations located outside of the major cities
  • Urban and rural municipalities
  • Indigenous communities and organizations
  • Partnership between two or more of the above entities 

Project Requirements (ALL must be met)

  • multi-day experience
  • increases visitation, spending and the length-of-stay
  • incorporates food and beverage, accommodation, transportation, recreation and entertainment
  • digital marketing strategy
  • online booking capabilities
  • a unique Saskatchewan experience
  • generates economic benefits
  • demonstrates the value of tourism to communities and destination areas
  • project must be completed within 24 months of contract signing date