Government Seeking Proposals to Promote Culinary Tourism


OTTAWA — The Government of Canada has issued a request for proposals on making Canada a top destination for tourists seeking world-class culinary experiences.

The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, made the announcement last week while visiting with students at Algonquin College’s School of Hospitality and Tourism. As part of Canada’s New Tourism Vision, the Government has committed to working with the tourism and food industries to develop a national culinary tourism strategy.

“Whether they involve visiting a restaurant or food festival, culinary experiences are as essential today to a tourist’s experience as climate, geography and accommodations,” says Minister Chagger. “With our wide range of food specialties and a great diversity of international cuisine, Canada has so much to offer. I look forward to working with tourism operators, agricultural producers and culinary industries to spread the word about Canada’s great reputation for being a must-visit for foodies around the world.”

Proposals will be accepted until 2 p.m. EDT on July 5, 2017. More information on the request for proposals is available here.

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