Tourism Downturn Delivers “Body Blow” to Calgary

CBC – It comes as no surprise to those in the tourism industry that COVID-19 has delivered a devastating body blow to the local economy in Calgary — but some new numbers reveal just how deep the wounds are.

Calgary’s $2.5-billion tourism industry, already facing an economic downfall, now has a much longer and challenging road to recovery, says Calgary Tourism CEO Cindy Ady.

“This impact was from top to bottom. It was almost like the slamming shut of the industry,” Ady said.

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