Monday, May 12, 2014

Slow Start Expected to Tourism Season

This summer could be a mixed bag for tourist outfitters across the region.

The Kenora District Camp Owners says the long winter and slow start to spring won't help visitor numbers.

President Jacqui Hawkness says over the past 15 years they've noticed a steady decline in the number of
American anglers heading north.

She hopes that a lower Canadian dollar might be enough to encourage more traffic north this summer.

Hawkness adds the Fort Frances border is doing a better job processing American visitors with prior minor convictions through but notes more needs to be done.