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Tourism Economic Impact Study

Economic Impact Study of Tourism for Grande Prairie & Region - Results to be Released

DATE: Thursday, March 31/2011
TIME: 9:30 am
LOCATION: Centre 2000 Foyer

Background
Econometric Research Limited was commissioned to prepare an independent analysis of the importance and contributions of the tourism sector to the City, Region and Provincial economies. “Tourism in the Region of Grande Prairie has not generally been recognized as a substantial economic resource that makes a major contribution to the regional, local and provincial economies economy. The summary of this study suggest that the tourism impacts in the region and City are significant, if not substantial.” Dr. Atif A Kurbusi

Highlights include:

* Profiles of visitors to Grande Prairie (CD 19)
* Visitors’ Expenditures in Census Division 190
* Economic Impact Analysis and Methodology
* The Economic Impact Model
* The Results/Impacts of tourism
* Summary and Conclusions

Media Enquirers may be directed to:
Emilia Hovorka, Executive Director/Tourism Manager
Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
Tel: (780) 539-7688 Cell (780) 402-1157
Visit our website at www.gptourism.ca or call us toll free at 1-866-202-2202; Phone 780-539-7688, Fax # 780-539-0905 or mail us at 114 - 11330-106 Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 7X9
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