SME based in Thorne (Ladysmith) receives $100,000 in financial assistance from CED.
THORNE (LADYSMITH), QC, June 3, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Canadian Economic Development of the Regions of Quebec (CED)
Supporting the tourism industry contributes to economic development in Quebec regions. That’s why Sophie ChatelMP for Pontiacon behalf of the Honorable Pascal Saint-Onge, Minister for Sports and Minister in charge of CED, today announced a donation of $100,000 for Chalets Prunella to help businesses weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This CED support, provided through the Tourism Assistance Fund, aims to help Chalets Prunella launch and develop a sustainable tourism destination. The project involves the preparation of the site, the construction and installation of cottages, an artesian well, and bathrooms. Once the business is up and running, it will increase the flow of tourists to the region, thereby helping to kick-start a tourism sector that has been hit hard by the pandemic.
Chalets Prunella is a startup that will offer a range of luxury cottages. SMBs will have six cottages to rent, as well as a travel package in partnership with local businesses. The packages will focus on outdoor recreation and culinary experiences and will include baskets of local produce.
The health crisis has hit the tourism sector hard, which is a key contributor to Canada’s economy. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the government Canada has taken various measures to help businesses affected by the effects of COVID-19. The Tourist Assistance Fund was created specifically to help organizations and businesses in the tourism industry offer innovative products and services to visitors and prepare for the return of international travelers.
“I’m glad the government Canada provides support to tourism enterprises and organizations in Pontiac region during an economic boom. We should take this opportunity to develop and support new initiatives in the thriving recreational tourism sector in Pontiac. Quebecers will have the opportunity to try out these new ideas and, who knows, become ambassadors for our region as national and international tourism picks up and picks up again!”
Sophie ChatelMP for Pontiac
“Our government continues to support businesses and organizations in the tourism sector. With the Chalets support announced today, Prunella will be better prepared for launch. Our assistance is an important step in restoring efforts to attract tourists from Canada and around the world so that everyone can discover the best travel experiences our country has to offer. And the new issues of Chalet Prunella are a perfect example of this!”
The Honorable Pascal Saint-Onge MP for Broma Missiscois, Minister for Sport and Minister in charge of CED