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Antigonish Town and County to Have a Presence at the Saltscapes Expo in Halifax

 Antigonish Town and County will be well represented in Halifax this weekend at the Saltscapes Expo.
The Antigonish Visitor Information Centre will have a booth promoting local festivals and events, and its scenic beauty to potential visitors.  Also at the Expo is Gabrieau’s Bistro, Riverside Speedway and the Claymore Inn.
Lynne Delorey of the V-I-C says their booth is a popular spot.
Delorey added there is additional interest in the area to potential visitors, with Antigonish Town and County hosting the Special Olympics National Summer Games in late July and early August. The Saltscapes Expo opens today and continues until Sunday.
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Viistor’s Information Centre Relocating, Mayor says Town Presence in VIC Important

The Antigonish Visitor’s Information Centre is moving to a new home.

During last night’s council meeting, Antigonish Town Council heard a presentation from the VIC, who is in the process of moving to a new home in Nova Landing.

Mayor Laurie Boucher said this is a fantastic move.

 

Boucher said it’s up to the town to have a presence at the VIC and have people directed to the downtown.

The new location is much smaller than their current home, however Boucher said that doesn’t mean it won’t be effective, because the location is more important than the size.

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Tourism Up in Local area this Summer

Local tourism officials are happy with the number of visitors in the area this summer.  Lynne Delorey of the Antigonish Visitor Information Centre says tourism is up this year.
Delorey says a lot of the visitors who drop by the V-I-C are either headed to Cape Breton or returning from the Island.
Delorey says they’re not seeing as many American tourists as expected this summer.  It’s also seeing visitors from Western Canada as well as Europe.