Thursday, June 28, 2012
A New Menu for Tourism
June 26, 2012 - Moncton (N.B.) Page Content – For years, traditional maritime charm and rugged beauty have drawn a bounty of visitors to Atlantic Canada’s shores. But these days, an evolution in all things gastronomic is calling global food-minded travelers looking for new action (and brew!) a-brewing down home …
As North America’s only mention in Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions to visit in 2012, Canada’s East Coast has officially been singled out for its unique appeal to gastronomes looking to experience everything from local potato vodka distilleries, organic farm wineries, and wharf-side oyster cafés, to mushroom foraging tours and farmstead cheese-making classes.
Good news for the region’s food and beverage producers who, in the context of a $4 billion regional tourism industry, have been busy coordinating their efforts to turn their businesses — and communities — into key destinations for visitors looking for a unique “taste” of local life.
Manager, Corporate Communications
Did you Know?
• There are more than 110,000 Atlantic Canadians working in the tourism sector.
• Atlantic Canadian food products are becoming staples on menus around the world, including in China and India.
ACOA celebrates entrepreneurs
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is celebrating the accomplishments of Atlantic Canada’s tourism and food entrepreneurs and the contributions they're making to Canada's economic success. From down home to the far corners of the globe - be sure to read more about other Atlantic Canadian entrepreneurs like them whose drive and dedication are proving a fast match for success.
For 25 years, ACOA has worked with business and communities to make Atlantic Canada's economy more innovative, productive and competitive. Together, with Atlantic Canadians, we're building a stronger economy.
To view the video associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://youtu.be/qON2OQNqobc.
To read the video transcription, please visit the following link: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/eng/Agency/mediaroom/Videos/Pages/FoodTourism.aspx
Posted by Saint John Board of Trade at 9:28 AM