Sumary of COVID-19: Saskatchewan tourism hoping for near-normal summer as restrictions set to lift:
- She said last summer wasn’t too bad, but fewer customers came to the distillery in the winter, partially because public health restrictions limit the number of people allowed inside at once..
- The Government of Saskatchewan has tentatively scheduled restrictions to be lifted and Stefanyshyn-Cote told Global News she hoping a regular number of customers visit this year — or even more..
- She was optimistic for the coming months, saying it seemed as though the province was through the worst of the pandemic and that the vaccines had curbed the spread..
- He said many are hoping that the province vaccination rate encourages travel from within and outside the province..
- “Some of the things that travellers may have identified about Saskatchewan in the past, as being almost a negative — we’re flat, we’re wide open, we’re all those other things — are now, we know from sentiment surveys, exactly what travellers are looking for,”.
- He said he welcomed any measure that opens up the province and encourages other Canadians to visit, including vaccine passports..
- He touted the province reopening plan, saying business owners he spoken with who cater to both corporate- and leisure-focused travellers were optimistic..
- The Saskatchewan government previously announced it could lift most, if not all, pandemic restrictions as early as July 11….