Signs that spring is nigh

The Glengarry News - - News -

Here is an in­di­ca­tion that spring is not that far away: Busi­nesses and or­ga­ni­za­tions are re­minded that ap­pli­ca­tions are now be­ing ac­cepted for the Stor­mont, Dun­das and Glen­garry Tourism In­for­ma­tion Sign Pro­gram.

Visit sdg­coun­ties.ca to lo­cate and re­quest avail­able tourism sig­nage.

The pro­gram stream­lines re­quests, makes in­for­ma­tion easy to search, man­ages in­ter­nal data and pro­vides users with an in­ter­ac­tive map­ping tool which is ac­ces­si­ble through mul­ti­ple de­vices, greatly im­prov­ing the cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Tourism is an im­por­tant part of the lo­cal econ­omy and gen­er­ates con­sid­er­able eco­nomic spinoffs. The county road net­work con­nects all events and at­trac­tions in Stor­mont, Dun­das and Glen­garry and an ef­fi­cient sign pro­gram con­nects our vis­i­tors with their des­ti­na­tion,” said SDG War­den Ian McLeod.

In the first year un­der SDG Tourism, new re­quests were equal to the num­ber of sig­nage re­newals. “The on­line form and tourism sign pro­gram has been very suc­cess­ful,” says Shauna Baggs, SDG Tourism Co­or­di­na­tor. “We have re­ceived pos­i­tive feed­back about how easy it is to ac­cess the new pro­gram.”

The ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line for new re­quests is April 19, with in­stal­la­tion set to be­gin in June.

The tourism in­for­ma­tion signs are for tourism-ori­ented busi­nesses that pro­vide tourism ac­tiv­i­ties or ser­vices to in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal vis­i­tors whose pri­mary fo­cus is cul­tural, her­itage, na­ture­based, themed at­trac­tions and out­door fa­cil­i­ties and recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties.

Busi­nesses that have sign space up for re­newal will be con­tacted di­rectly. The pro­gram won the AMCTO Danby Cer­tifi­cate Award for in­no­va­tion in 2017. Each agree­ment is for a four-year term; the cost is $450. All signs are along SDG county roads.

Num­bers

There were 93,400 campers that stayed overnight in SDG in 2017.

There were 58,400 day-use vis­i­tors who en­joyed the Parks of St. Lawrence.

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