Yukon gov't spends $500K to support local tourism economy

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The Yukon Government is spending half a million dollars to encourage Yukoners to travel within the territory this summer, by creating new incentives for residents to explore their own backyard.

Neil Hartling, president of the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon, says the fund is a “great way to encourage Yukoners to seize the moment and make that dream experience come true that many have maybe been putting off.” 

“This is a way … to reward Yukoners for spending time in the Yukon, which is kind of crazy. But it is the plan,” he said.

“Very importantly, it’s a way to provide some, call it survival money, to operators who are able to

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