MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU President Applauds Decision to Keep Tourism Centres Open

NSGEU President Joan Jessome is today giving credit to the Nova Scotia government for its decision to keep the six remaining Visitor Information Centres open and run by the same experienced staff.

“I am very pleased with this outcome. Over the last year, our members who work in these Visitor Information Centres have been very concerned about the future of tourism, and the role these centres play within the industry,” says Jessome.

“These workers have dedicated a lot of time and effort into reaching out to tourism operators to advocate for the centres to remain open, and in the end it looks like that hard work has paid off.”

Tourism operators and NSGEU members have been concerned for the future of the remaining centres since the province closed the Digby and Pictou centres last year and these concerns were only heightened by the complete lack of information being provided to the workers, communities and organizations.

“I am relieved the government has decided to not turn its back on this $2 billion industry and that they are not throwing away the many of years of tourism experience, passion and dedication our members use to promote Nova Scotia to visitors,” says Jessome.

“We also appreciate the advocacy of the Opposition parties, as they helped raise public awareness around this important issue.”


The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 30,000 women and men who provide quality public services Nova Scotian’s count on every day.

For more information, please contact:
Holly Fraughton, NSGEU Communications Officer
902.424.4063 (office)
902.471.1781 (cell)

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