Media Release

Media Release

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Northeast Community Network launches
‘World’s Best Snowmobile Destination’ Project

Connecting with snowmobile tourism operators and riders to further understand regional needs.

APRIL 13, 2016
HEARST, ONTARIO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

With funding assistance from provincial and federal partners, the Northeastern Ontario Community Network (NECN) is developing a Snowmobile Tourism Destination Plan. The purpose of the plan is to grow and strengthen the tourism sector by establishing the region as the World’s Best Snowmobile Destination. To assist with the implementation of this initiative, NECN has retained the services of a consulting team comprised of representatives from Markey Consulting, Karen Jones Consulting Inc, Let’s Roll Ideation Consulting and Detail Media.

“Snowmobiling has a significant impact on our local economy and it is critical that we cultivate strategies to foster long-term growth and prosperity of the tourism sector.”

Sylvie Fontaine, chair of NECN indicated that the main objective of the project is to stimulate economic growth for snowmobile tourism operators, stakeholders and organizations throughout the region. “Snowmobiling has a significant impact on our local economy and it is critical that we cultivate strategies to foster long-term growth and prosperity of the tourism sector.”

Over the next several months, NECN will be seeking feedback from snowmobilers, clubs, volunteers, tourism operators, local businesses and community stakeholders regarding snowmobile tourism within the region. An industry survey seeking feedback from snowmobile stakeholder and riders is currently underway and a series of focus group sessions are scheduled to take place later this month. The overarching goal is to identify potential tourism development opportunities and strategies within the region.

For more information on the project please browse the website or contact:

Sylvie Fontaine
sfontaine@hearst.ca
(705) 372-2800