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Culinary Tourism Strategy Development Pilots

Culinary Tourism Strategy Development


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The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), with funding from the Government of Canada’s Canadian Experiences Fund, worked with the Culinary Tourism Alliance (CTA) from 2019 to 2021 to pilot the development of culinary tourism strategies in rural and remote destinations.

The CTA worked alongside municipal and provincial partners to co-develop four distinct and context-specific strategies to grow culinary tourism in four destinations. Across the four pilot destinations, the CTA formed four distinct teams to facilitate the strategy development processes. Importantly, each culinary tourism strategy was co-developed with tourism teams from the destination and employed a community-based participatory research approach.