Visitor information centres open across N.L.

Published on May 17, 2017

The visitor information centre in Port aux Basques and others across the province are now open for the season.

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Visitor information centres in the province are now officially open for the season.

That includes those in Port aux Basques, Deer Lake, Notre Dame, Clarenville, Whitbourne, Argentia and St. John’s, according to a news release from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation.

Nationally certified by the Tourism HR Canada emerit program, travel counsellors in the centres engage with over 200,000 visitors annually.

“Newfoundland and Labrador tourism travel counsellors are instrumental in increasing tourism revenues and length of stay, as they encourage visitors to travel and participate in experiences in all regions throughout our province,” Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Minister Christopher Mitchelmore said.

“Their welcoming and informative service provides a key role in the sense of arrival in and around Newfoundland and Labrador, and their personal interaction often encourages our visitors to explore ‘off the beaten path’ areas not previously considered.”