With recently announced dates for returning in-person events to full capacity, tourism businesses can begin work on attracting major business events and conferences in our region. To help, the province recently announced the Business Events and Conferences Restart Fund, which will provide up to $5 million this fiscal year and up to $3 million next year to help restart business travel.
The money will help destination management organizations, such as Destination Greater Victoria, which will be able to submit proposals to access the new funds.
The province also announced $1.3 million to fund dedicated human resources specialists for two years to attract more workers to the tourism industry.
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