Lloydminster has been chosen as the first site of a tourism workshop hosted by the government of Alberta.
The workshop is being held tomorrow, as part of a new tourism entrepreneurship program, aimed at helping local businesses in the tourism sector. In it, businesses aimed a tourism in the region will get to hear about government programs and services available to entrepreneurs.
“It is for people who are either in the industry or thinking they’d like to get into the industry,” said Glenys Reeves, Executive Director of the Regional Business Accelerator. “It’s an opportunity for them to talk to some of the players already [in the tourism sector], and find out what supports would be available for them. So yes, it is open to whoever would like to attend.”
Katlin Ducherer, Manager of Events and Business Development with Lloydminster Tourism, says it’s not just for people in the city.
“There’s a large region that would benefit,” Ducherer said. “So it’s not specifically Lloydminster and the near surrounding area, but it could be a little bit farther. We will be sending our counterparts information as well so that they can get it out to their contacts.
The workshop is being held at Lakeland College’s Lloydminster campus, in the Allan Markin room, from 5 p.m to 7 p.m.