Manitoba Announces New Support Package For Tourism and Hospitality Industry Heavily Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic

Manitoba premier Brian Pallister has announced help for the pandemic beleaguered hospitality industry.

The Manitoba government has started a new fund to help the industry weather the storm.

“We are investing 8-million dollars for the creation of a new hospitality relief sector program,” Pallister announced. “This program is designed to provide additional financial relief to Manitoba’s accommodation and tourism sector.”

Pallister says it will be administered by the Manitoba Hotel Association and the Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association.

“And it will be designed to provide supports to hotels and to full-time licensed resource tourism operators for fixed costs that have not been covered by other relief programs.” he added.

Fixed costs include property insurance, mortgage interest, property taxes, land leases, service fees, maintenance of camps, and resource retention costs.

More information on the Hospitality Relief Sector Program and how to apply will be available for eligible applicants shortly.

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