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Introduction To The Visitor Economy

Introduction to the Visitor Economy


Course Description

Tourism in Saskatchewan is big business and the sector continues to show strong growth each year. Tourism can have a great effect on economic growth in small communities. Finding a tourism niche to specialize in can help small communities grow faster.

Introduction to the Visitor Economy is a short online course that provides an overview of tourism potential for small towns and rural regions. This course can be a catalyst for sparking renewed interest in your community's potential.

What you will learn

By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of:

  • The tourism industry
  • The impacts of tourism
  • Tourism employment
  • Tourism myths and success stories
  • Tourism Saskatchewan's 10-year strategy for tourism product development across the province

Important Information

Summer 2024 update: The latest edition of the course is available now, updated with the most current stats and recent examples of community successes. If you have taken this course previously, the updated content is shown in your learning plan.

The course includes free community planning resources:

  • Community Tourism Planning Guide
  • Tourism Business Development and Financing Guide

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Contact information

Tourism Saskatchewan Workforce Development
306-933-5900 or toll-free 800-331-1529