August 24, 2022 – Government of PEI: Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture, Bloyce Thompson issued the following statement congratulating the Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island and Tourism PEI for receiving a 2022 Skift IDEA Award (link is external) for the category of pandemic response:
“As challenging as these past two years have been, the pandemic has united and connected Prince Edward Island’s tourism industry more than ever before. In times of such uncertainty, the industry remained focused and clear in the objectives of what they could do to make the Island stand out as a safe destination when the world was ready to reopen.
“Many forward-thinking initiatives and objectives were created over the past couple years, which can be found in the industry’s 2022-23 tourism strategy. One of these initiatives is SafeHaven, a health and safety certification program for operators that gives visitors peace of mind that the operator has met rigorous health and safety standards.”
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