CNN Names Nova Scotia Top New Tourist Destination


According to CNN’s new 2019 list of top summer travel destinations, Nova Scotia is the place to be. Falling only behind Las Vegas and the mystical salt marshes in Bolivia, our province beat out London, New York City and the Grand Canyon.

Tourism is becoming an increasingly important part of our province’s economy. Tourism revenues have grown by close to $1 billion in the past decade, and are expected to grow to $4 billion by 2024.

From the article:

Beginning in June, new direct flights make the Canadian Maritime province of Nova Scotia more accessible than ever. 

American Airlines will start seasonal service from Philadelphia and New York’s LaGuardia Airport, while United will add direct flights from Chicago. (United already flies direct to Halifax from Newark.) 

Nova Scotia often gets overlooked for popular provinces like British Columbia and Quebec, but its quiet charms are worth exploring. Cape Breton Island takes a bit of work to reach, but it’s here that you’ll find challenging hiking trails, a scenic driving route minus the traffic and real-deal Celtic culture. 

The Halifax Jazz Festival, held in the province’s capital, is considered Nova Scotia’s largest music festival, and goes down from July 9-14 on the waterfront.

For something you don’t experience every day, Dining on the Ocean Floor in the Bay of Fundy is a wildly popular event that involves just that. Guests feast on renowned local seafood while seated at a communal table on the ocean floor — during low tide, of course. 2019 is already sold out, so make plans for 2020.

Some may call CNN “fake news,” but I doubt readers will complain if they heed CNN’s advise and plan a trip to our province.

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