Feb. 16, 2009
ATHOLVILLE (CNB) - A new tourism booklet and a revamped website promoting the Restigouche region were officially launched today.
"The tourism sector plays a vital role in our provincial economy and in our overall goal of self-sufficiency," said Donald Arseneault, minister of post-secondary education, training and labour. "These new tools will help guide tourists to visit and stay in our region of the province."
Arseneault attended on behalf of Tourism and Parks Minister Stuart Jamieson.
"Northern New Brunswick, in particular the Restigouche region, has seen a great deal of growth in its tourist offerings over the past couple of years," said Jamieson. "I would like to congratulate the Restigouche Tourism Association for undertaking this ambitious project that will serve as an invaluable resource for visitors to the area, helping them discover everything this region has to offer."
Joining Arseneault for the launch were Roy Boudreau, MLA for Campbellton-Restigouche Centre, and Jean-Paul Savoie, president of the Restigouche Tourism Association.
The new 42-page booklet was unveiled at the Restigouche Tourism Industry Forum being held at Sugarloaf Provincial Park. The revamped website will be available to the public beginning Friday, Feb. 20.
"The Restigouche Tourism Association is proud of the accomplishments made to date with this important project that will help visitors discover our region," said Savoie. "We would like to acknowledge the support of the provincial government in this most important endeavour."
The Province of New Brunswick invested $45,000 toward the promotion.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Alison Aiton, Department of Tourism and Parks, 506-444-4454; Bruce Macfarlane, Communications New Brunswick, 506-444-4606.