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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Hanover's Tourist Appeal Rising

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

Grey County Tourism Manager says town is well positioned to attract more visitors.

Hanover is well positioned as a toursit destination, that according to County Tourism Manager Bryan Plumstead.

He says Hanover regional appeal coupled with the Town's most recent efforts to boost visitors to Town are paying off.

Over the years, Plumstead says there has been a misconception that Hanover is not a tourist town, something he strongly disagrees with.

Plumstead says the updated tourism definition includes 40 km’s of travel for non-routine activities.

Under this definition, Plumstead says Hanover certainly attracts its fair share of tourism numbers through it regional attractions and service industry.

In fact 19 percent of all Hanover businesses and 24 % of all Hanover jobs are tourism related.

With the Town’s new Culture Plan, the 18 million dollar Playtime Casino expansion, the harness racing industry and new Hotel Feasibility Study along with the regional shopping opportunities and the upcoming Sights and Sounds Festival,

Plumstead says Hanover is well positioned to attract more visitors and grow the local economy.

Mayor Sue Paterson is quite encouraged by Plumstead’s tourism take on Hanover.

She says the Town has been working hard to boost tourism opportunities and grow Hanover’s 'Destination Designation'.

Plumstead says tourism not only creates new jobs and businesses, it also attracts investment, helps the community to grow while improving the overall quality of life.

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