DDP Update

Remember the Destination Development Plan, or DDP? According to an announcement recently circulated by the Eastern Destination Management Organization (EDMO), the first phase of the DDP is nearing completion. Interested in hearing the preliminary findings and their implications to tourism stakeholders ... i.e. all of us? If so, you'll want to make an effort to attend one of the upcoming DDP info sessions.

Dates and locations are as follows:

  • Monday, October 21  1:00 - 3:00 PM  Clarenville, Clarenville Inn
  • Tuesday, October 22  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Port Rexton, Fisher's Loft Inn
  • Wednesday, October 23  2:00 - 4:00 PM  Marystown, Braxton Suites
  • Thursday, October 24   1:00 - 3:00 PM  Cupids, Cupids Legacy Centre
  • Friday, October 25   9:30 - 11:30 AM  Ferryland, Southern Shore Folk Arts Building

For additional info. please contact Kathi Stacey at kathi.stacey@easternnldmo.com  or 709.699.1602

Those of you who attended the session in Port Rexton will remember that a number of concerns were raised re. the project methodology, including how challenges relating to sustainability, capacity, and funding impact service and program delivery by not-for-profit organizations. That meeting ended with reassurances that these issues would be carefully considered. The end result? A series of questions dealing with funding were added to a survey circulated to tourism operators. For those of you who did not participate in the survey, I've attached a PDF version below. Weren't contacted? Don't take it personally. AHI was also left off the email ist. HA!

I'm interested in hearing the DDP's preliminary findings and - more importantly your feedback. I'll be attending at least one of the sessions and will circulate an update shortly after. 

Hope to see some of you there.