Media Release

Tourism Winnipeg Launches New Website During Tourism Week

June 8, 2011: Winnipeg, MB – Discover secret histories, go on a romantic getaway and visit some of the best tourist spots in Canada, and never leave the city to do it! The week of June 6-12 marks National Tourism Week, a Canada-wide celebration that highlights the economic impact and social benefits of Canada's tourism sector.

“Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, says Marina R. James, president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. “We get more than 2.6 million visitors every year, generating an estimated $481 million dollars in spending. That has a tremendous impact on our city.”

In honour of tourism week, Tourism Winnipeg has launched their new website at Packed full of information on events, attractions and things to do in Winnipeg, the enhanced site offers a complete visitor experience.

“We invite you to explore our new site and look at your city through a visitor’s eyes. The site offers specialized itineraries, an up-to-date events calendar and a list of 101 things to do in the city,” says Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, senior vice president of Tourism Winnipeg. “We’re also inviting people to share their photos, stories and videos of Winnipeg for a chance to win some great prizes.”

Tourism Winnipeg is inviting the media to rediscover their city and explore some of these unique spots:

Wednesday, June 8: The grade 5 class at Brock Corydon School loves Winnipeg. This year, the class has been embarking on a year-long study of Winnipeg and everything it has to offer. Visit the classroom and speak to some of Winnipeg’s smallest and most proud ambassadors. Contact: Susan Pereles, Brock Corydon School, 489-4558

Thursday, June 9: Explore the city’s French Quarter and area’s rich culture with Riel Tours during a special media tour at 10:30 am. The area is home to the largest French-Canadian community west of the Great Lakes, a community rich and alive with cultural traditions, crafts, food, song and history. Media should meet at Old St. Boniface City Hall at 219 Provencher Boulevard. Contact: Michelle Gervais, O Tours, 254-3170.

Friday, June 10: Winnipeg is a city of romance—when you know where to look. Discover how to woo your loved one and book a romantic weekend away from it all at one of the city’s luxurious hotels. Take your heart’s desire to the spa and indulge in some pampering. Then whisk them away on a gourmet getaway at one of the city’s most elegant restaurants. Contact: Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, Tourism Winnipeg, 954-1987.


About Tourism Winnipeg
Tourism Winnipeg is the city’s official destination marketing organization. Our mission is to facilitate a healthy, prosperous, responsible and fully-integrated tourism industry that enhances the city of Winnipeg’s economic growth, increases overnight visitation and delivers the best possible visitor experience.

For further information contact:
Nisha Tuli
Manager, Communications and Media Relations
Tourism Winnipeg
P: 204.954.1977
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