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TIANS Applauds Ferry Announcement

September 5, 2013

Halifax, NS (September 5, 2013) – TIANS applauds the announcement today that ferry service will resume into Nova Scotia in 2014.

“This is great news for the economy of Nova Scotia,” says Scott MacAulay, Chairman of TIANS. “Since the canceled service in 2010, we have seen a decline in visitation from the United States, business closures and diminished economic activity across the province. This new business model will provide an opportunity to build both trade and tourism into Nova Scotia,” says MacAulay.

“This marine link from the United States into Nova Scotia is integral for the economic prosperity of the entire province,” says Darlene Grant Fiander, TIANS President. “We are confident this decision will provide an immediate opportunity to start selling Nova Scotia and its products to one of the most lucrative markets in the world.”

TIANS has been advocating for the return of a ferry service since the CAT’s final voyage in April 2010. “Getting the service is the first part; we now need to ensure we integrate our marketing efforts and invest appropriately to build business capacity back up,” says Grant Fiander.

Working with partner associations and stakeholders, TIANS is committed to representing the best interests of the Industry; enhancing and supporting the development of a competitive business environment; advocating on issues critical to the industry’s success; and most importantly, leading Nova Scotia’s most promising economic sector.

For more information please contact:
Darlene Grant Fiander, President
2089 Maitland Street
Halifax, NS B3K 2Z8
Tel: (902) 496-7479 [email protected]

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