February 01, 2017
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – Prince Edward County is launching a new program to help connect visitors with tourist information.
The program includes piloting the development of eight ‘visitor information hot spots’, tourism ambassador training, a new tourism website, a distribution system for print materials and improved visitor data collection.
Previously delivered by the Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, the municipality assumed delivery of visitor services on January 1.
“With multiple points of entry to Prince Edward County, moving away from a single visitor centre makes sense from a user perspective” said Neil Carbone, director of community development. “Many County businesses have been providing informal visitor services for years and the pilot program will leverage that knowledge and provide the resources and training for staff to be even more successful.”
For 2017, eight key areas of the municipality have been identified as hot spots and ideal locations to participate in the program — in particular, entry-points, downtowns and popular tourist destinations were prioritized.
The program will include the five primary downtowns of Consecon and Rossmore (both also serving as popular gateways), Wellington, Bloomfield and Picton; read more of county weeklynews.ca article here