In Travel Manitoba's 2017-2018 Annual Report, they stated that globally, tourism is growing and is projected to become one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world. They also shared, that according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, international receipts grew by 3.9% in 2016. At the projected rate of growth, international tourist arrivals worldwide are expected to reach 1.4 billion by 2020 and 1.8 billion by the year 2030. Tourism really adds to the local economy in a variety of ways. The Flin Flon area has the potential to be enhanced and turned into a destination area because of the natural resources and amenities in the area, therefore increasing the overall economy and sustainability of the community. The continuous development of tourism aligns with the council's mission on the development of a socially, culturally strong, sustainable community while retaining a premium quality of life.
Key Action Items
1. Enhance, assess and utilize the lakes within the community.
2. Develop a regional tourism strategy.
3. Continue the promotion of the Flin Flon Water II Wild branding.
How Far Have We Come?
Travel Manitoba Tourism Advertisements (KAI 3)
A Series of Print tourism ads have been purchased through Travel Manitoba and will be featured on the 2020 Travel Manitoba Inspiration Guide and the 2020 North MB Regional Travel Guide.
The Water & The Wild Branding Swag (KAI 3)
The City of Flin Flon has purchased various Water & The Wild themed swag including banners, car magnets, as well as swag to hand out at various events and tradeshows across the province.