Ingonish STEP

Updated October 12, 2023

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STEP FINDINGS, OBSERVATIONS, IMPLICATIONS SESSIONS

October 17 & 18, 2023

Following several months of discovery and in partnership with the Ingonish Development Society, ACOA, Tourism Nova Scotia, Destination Cape Breton, and Victoria County, our consult Richard Innes will share the findings, observations and implications related to our STEP Tourism Destination Development Strategy. The purpose of the sessions is to secure stakeholder feedback and input prior to strategy completion.

October 17

Presentation of Findings and Implications

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Ingonish Fire Hall

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Ceilidh Hall, Keltic Lodge

October 18

Presentation of Findings and Implications

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Ingonish Fire Hall

RSVP: colleen.whelan-smith@victoriacounty.ca

Who Should Attend:

Inclusive perspectives are essential for responsible tourism development; therefore, the Findings and Implications sessions are open to anyone interested in contributing to how the region develops from a tourism perspective. Residents, community volunteers, elected officials, municipal staff, business owners and tourism operators are welcome.


DO YOU WANT TO BE A TOURISM OPERATOR IN INGONISH?

THIS SESSION IS FOR YOU!

EXPERIENTIAL TOURISM DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Richard Innes, Ingonish Development Society’s tourism consultant, will facilitate two Experiential Tourism Development Workshops for residents and business owners and who are interested in learning the skills to develop and deliver visitor experiences that can be retailed to tourists to enhance their visit. Destination Canada suggests that legendary experiences are what attracts and meets current traveller preferences. The workshop will present the components of successful experiences and provide relevant instruction on how to go about creating compelling experiences.

October 17

Experiential Tourism Workshop

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Ingonish Fire Hall

October 18

Experiential Tourism Workshop

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Ingonish Fire Hall

RSVP: colleen.whelan-smith@victoriacounty.ca

Who Should Attend:
The Experiential Tourism Workshop is designed for individuals and businesses who have potential to create and deliver visitor experiences.

Experiential Tourism – What is It?

• A tourism product is what you buy; a tourism experience is what you remember.

• Experiences preserve and celebrate our heritage, cultures, traditions, natural surroundings through connections with people.

• Experiences are designed and led by locals.

• Experiences engage, excite, are relevant, and memorable.

• Experiences are regenerative – they are frictionless, minimizing the carbon footprint on the landscape, take into consideration the visitor’s needs, and where possible, contribute to restoring ecosystems and community infrastructure.

• Experiences generate income for experience providers and contribute to the local economy.