Now, travellers coming to the Nickel City have all the resources they need in one place — www.sudburytourism.ca.
The website offers an online reservation system for family getaway packages, interactive calendars featuring upcoming events, information for people interested in hosting meeting and sporting events and links to Sudbury Tourism partners like accommodations, attractions, dining facilities and retail shops.
“These partnerships and investments are essential in promoting Greater Sudbury as the vibrant, diverse and confident community we all know it to be,” Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk said.
“Greater Sudbury's tourism website is a window into our community. We all play a role in promoting this great city to potential visitors, potential investors and potential new residents.
“The new website allows visitors to better package their trips to Sudbury with a hotel stay and a visit to Science North and Dynamic Earth, among many other local attractions,” she stated.
“The ability to create vacation packages will help drive tourism to our city and increase lengths of stay.”
This is good news for an industry that already has visitors spending nearly $230 million in the community.
Adding to the July 28 website launch was the unveiling of Sudbury as a spot on the Georgian Bay Destination Development Partnership. The group is celebrating the installation of 97 coastal route signs, all along the “sixth great lake,” as well as 27 interpretive panels. One of the signs is along the footpath at Bell Park, and another is located at the AY Jackson Lookout in Onaping Falls.
“These signs will make it easier for tourists to find their way around Georgian Bay and establish the Georgian Bay Coastal Route as an iconic Ontario touring route,” a media release from the city stated. The more detailed interpretive panels were made to highlight attractions to those unfamiliar with the city.
“As a result, the GBCR will enhance tourism in local municipalities by driving traffic in the Georgian Bay area” — more good news for Sudbury's blooming tourism industry.
“We know we're going to have a really busy summer,” Meredith Armstrong, manager of tourism and culture at the City of Greater Sudbury, said.
Posted by Arron Pickard