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St. Paul chosen as location for tourism startup seminar

St. Paul has been selected as one of the locations for a tourism startup seminar.

The provincial government announced yesterday that St. Paul will be one of the places the Tourism Entrepreneurship Startup Seminar (TESS) is coming this month.

The free one-day seminar will be Thursday, Sept. 19.

“Tourism helps drive our economy in communities across Alberta,” said Tanya Fir, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism.

“Our government is helping up-and-coming tourism operators get a strong start in the industry. Alberta is open for business and these seminars will help our entrepreneurs open new businesses.”

The Tourism Entrepreneurship Startup Seminar is a free workshop for entrepreneurs who want to build a tourism business or are new to the industry and want to strengthen their skills.

The seminars cover topics such as seasonal demand, financing and marketing. The workshops also give participants an opportunity to build networks and meet business specialists.