Nova Scotia Tourism

Nova Scotia Tourism

April 29, 2008 17:41 ET

The Ultimate in Nova Scotia Travel Guides, New 2008 Doers' and Dreamers' Guide Helps Visitors Plan a Maritime Vacation

New Nova Scotia vacation planner features fresh design, new regions, fun "Best of" Lists, and essentials about finding attractions, restaurants and hotels in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Regarded as the most comprehensive of Nova Scotia travel guides available, the 2008 Doers' and Dreamers' Guide, published by Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage, offers 384 pages of completely redesigned and refreshed content for visitors planning Nova Scotia vacations.

The 2008 Doers' and Dreamers' Travel Guide features Nova Scotia's new tourism logo and refreshed tourism brand launched in November 2007, highlighting old world charm, new world pulse, seacoast culture and genuine, hospitable people. The guide contains listings on about 3,000 accommodations and campgrounds, Nova Scotia restaurants, museums and attractions, outdoor operations and adventures, signature Nova Scotia festivals and events, and tour operators. The cover of this year's Nova Scotia travel planner features beautiful Peggy's Cove.

The 2008 Nova Scotia travel guide's array of new, engaging features includes new photos, a list of regional highlights and festivals, suggested photo opps, and a new series of "Best Of" lists of things to see and do-including Don't Miss Attractions, Rainy Day Activities, Best Kept Secrets, One-of-a-Kind Gift Ideas and more. Whether a traveler is looking to for an urban experience like a Halifax tour, planning to golf the Nova Scotia countryside, searching for the perfect seaside inn, or simply in need of a Nova Scotia map, the 2008 Doers' and Dreamers' Guide is the essential way to get comprehensive information about the province.

The 2008 Doers' and Dreamers' Guide makes planning vacations to this East Coast Canada destination easier using new tourism region designations. The seven regions in the Nova Scotia travel planner are: Halifax Metro, South Shore, Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, Fundy Shore and Annapolis Valley, Northumberland Shore, Cape Breton Island, and Eastern Shore. "We've used the names that locals use for these regions, so our visitors will have an easier time following directions and getting information on the places they want to visit," said Bill Dookes, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage.

The Doer's and Dreamer's Guide is just one of the many ways visitors can learn about Nova Scotia; Nova Scotia Tourism also offers an impressive array of Nova Scotia videos about the maritime province-all available in a video gallery on the organization's website-as well as four smaller Nova Scotia travel guides covering specific travel topics.

Copies of the Nova Scotia 2008 Doers' and Dreamers' Guide are available by calling 1-800-565-0000, online at www.novascotia.com and at provincial visitor information centres in Amherst, Halifax Stanfield International Airport and the Halifax Waterfront. Guides are also distributed to travel agencies, tour operators, trade shows, travel media and regional Visitor Information Centres throughout the peak travel season.

About Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage

Nova Scotia Tourism is responsible for promotion of this maritime province on Canada's Atlantic Coast. Nova Scotia Tourism emphasizes interactive tools and online education to assist visitors in learning about the province and planning Nova Scotia vacations, including colourful Nova Scotia videos and eye-catching photos. The organization's website is among the first in North America to provide a Google Earth(TM) overlay that allows visitors to virtually visit Nova Scotia and its many destinations and experiences.

Media are encouraged to experience Nova Scotia Tourism's new videos by visiting novascotia.com.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, including interviews, please contact:
    Nova Scotia Tourism
    Tina Thibeau, Tourism, Culture and Heritage
    (902) 424-4817 or Cell: (902) 483-6104
    Email: thibeatd@gov.ns.ca
    Website: www.novascotia.com