Saskatchewan Tourism Week will be celebrated provincewide from May 24-May 30, coinciding with Tourism Week in Canada. It is an opportune time for tourism businesses, operators, attractions and destinations across the country to stand united and promote awareness about a dynamic industry that contributes significantly to the Canadian economy.
Canada’s travel economy is valued at $102 billion, according to the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. Tourism is Canada’s largest service export, representing $22.1 billion in international visitor spending. The industry employs 1.8 million Canadians.
Statistics Canada reports tourism spending in Saskatchewan to be $2.26 billion, making up 1.3% of the provincial GDP. Each year, over 12 million visits are made to and within the province. As of August 2019, more than 71,000 Saskatchewan citizens were employed in tourism-related jobs.
Communities throughout Saskatchewan will celebrate Saskatchewan Tourism Week with events and festivities that encourage residents to discover some of the tourism resources in their own backyard and explore unique destinations and sites elsewhere in the province.
Watch for details about Saskatchewan Tourism Week on this page in the coming weeks.