New Tourism Numbers Indicate Banner Year

October 7, 2016
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (October 7, 2016) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) released tourism visitation and spending numbers for 2015-2016, with visitation numbers matching the highest-ever achieved, and expenditures reaching largest recorded by a significant margin.

With its mandate to increase economic diversity, the tourism sector is a priority area for GNWT investment.  Thanks to strategic investments and the dedicated contributions of its many operators and service providers, the sector has become one of the fastest growing in the Northwest Territories’ (NWT) economy. 

The 2015-2016 tourism statistics can be viewed here.

Media contact

Drew Williams
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
Industry, Tourism and Investment
1-867-767-9202 (ext.63037)