November 22, 2010
Entrepreneurs looking to start or enhance tourism businesses in eastern Manitoba will be eligible for grants of up to $15,000 under a new Eastside Tourism Investment Program.
Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino made the announcement Tuesday at the 2010 Travel Manitoba annual meeting, according to a news release.
“Manitoba’s eastern boreal forest offers tremendous global tourism potential,” said Marcelino in the release. “We are pleased to support the First Nation-led effort to establish a world-class destination by providing assistance to entrepreneurs as they work to develop this potential in advance of a bid for UNESCO World Heritage status.”