Thank you, #NWTHosts: A Roundup of Nominations for 2019

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June 13, 2019

People who visit the Northwest Territories say the warmth of our locals is what makes the biggest impressions and fuels the most stories.

During National Tourism Week (May 27 – June 2), the GNWT’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment invited people to nominate people exhibiting that welcoming spirit to celebrate their contribution to tourism. Those great hosts got a chance to win a $250 cash prize.

This was the second #NWTHost campaign.

For the second year running, we heard a ton of stories about people greeting travellers at the airport, sharing language and culture, giving tips on local attractions – you name it.

From Ulukhaktok to Fort Liard, we heard stories about locals going the extra mile to make visitors feel welcome in their communities.

Here is a sample of some of the nominations. 

They say in the tourism industry you need to play to your strengths. By celebrating the hospitality everyday people across the NWT are known for, our goal is to encourage that vibe to build our reputation and keep visitors coming back -- and getting their friends to come, too!

By the Numbers: #NWTHost 2019

46: The number of #NWTHost nominations you made

833: Your likes, shares and comments on Facebook

79.7k: The number of times people saw the contest on Facebook

7779: The number of times you watched the campaign videos on Cabin Radio

Thank you NWT for participating and sharing your stories!