HALIFAX — The Nova Scotian government recently released its budget for 2021-2022, which includes investment in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
“Nova Scotians rose to the challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we embark upon our recovery, we have an opportunity to strengthen our economy and work toward creating a fair and prosperous future for Nova Scotia,” says Labi Kousoulis, Treasury and Finance Board Minister. “Budget 2021-22 is government’s first step in this new direction, balancing much-needed supports for Nova Scotians, investments to help business grow and a commitment to sound financial management.”
Budget 2021-22, A Fair and Prosperous Future: Path to Balance includes a $1.1-million investment to continue the digital content-marketing program for tourism operators and $1.2 million to expand the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation discount for the hospitality industry to include canned and bottled beer, cider and ready-to-drink products.
Additional support includes $529,000 in continued support for the RADIATE Tourism Program, which helps businesses and organizations develop and promote compelling travel packages to local and Maritime travellers. Funding will also continue for the revitalization of provincial tourism icons, including Peggy’s Cove and the Halifax Waterfront.