Provincially, tourism took a big jump in 2017 from 2016
The Saskatchewan Government reported this past week that visits to the province rose nearly 10% year over year.
Locally, things in the provincial capital are looking good too, with Tourism Regina’s Ashley Stone saying more and more people are visiting the Queen City each year.
“2017 is actually up to over 2.4 million (people) annually, which is fantastic and such a great representation of all the work that everyone’s doing here,” she said. “Our goal as Economic Development and Tourism Regina is to get it up to 2.5 million visitors annually coming to our city.”
The strong numbers, Stone said, can be attributed to a great number of factors.
“We do have that incredible local support team of great hotels, restaurants providing those authentic experience, as well as our attractions that are here in the city,” she said. “The RCMP Heritage Centre, as well as the Science Centre and the folks around the park and everything that really contributes to those local things that we have here.”
With the Tim Horton’s Brier, Memorial Cup and upcoming CP Canadian Women’s Open, Stone says 2018 is on it’s way to being another great year for tourism.