Gros Morne Tourism Forum

The 2020 Gros Morne Tourism Forum will be presented virtually using Zoom to present 14 sessions over two days, November 26th and 27th from 10am to 12pm. The presentations will be focusing on Bubbles, Best Practices and Building Blocks to inspire you and help operators adapt for the 2021 tourism season. There are no fees to attend and the forum is open to any and all interested tourism operators and stakeholders in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Each two-hour session will feature perspectives from regional, provincial and national organizations. Sprinkled between each key presentation will be “Real Operators Best Practices” from a variety of perspectives in the tourism industry on how operators persevered through 2020’s challenges and plan for 2021.

To register in advance for the forum and to obtain the links please click below and complete our online form.


If you have any issues with the registration process please contact Kim Loveys at or call (709) 458-8123


Nov 26th, Day One, 10am – 12pm Regional and Provincial Scope

10:00 am Setting the Stage – Bubbles, Best Practices and Building Blocks

10:10 am Presentations from Gros Morne Cooperating Association
o Strategic Tourism Areas and Regions Program (STAR)
o Creative Gros Morne

10:30 am Operator Best Practice – Reaching the local “Staycation” market. – Gros Morne Adventures

10:40 am Presentations from Gros Morne Cooperating Association
o Visit Gros Morne
o Gros Morne Institute of Sustainable Tourism

11:00am Operator Best Practice – Using guest communications to promote local experiences. – Holiday Inn Express

11:10 am Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism – Tourism Marketing Plan for winter and summer 2021.

11:30 am Operator Best Practice – Rethinking online engagement through social media. – The Kilted Chef

11:40 am Go Western Newfoundland – Marketing partnership opportunities and content development.

12:00 pm Day One wrap-up


Nov 27th, Day Two, 10am – 12pm Provincial and National Scope

10:00 am Welcome Remarks

10:05 am Parks Canada – Visitor Experience Plan for 2021

10:25 am Operators Best Practice – Festivals re-imagined to continue supporting local operators. – Roots Rants Roars Festival

10:30 am Parks Canada – Marketing and promotions plan for Gros Morne National Park.

10:50 am Operator Best Practice – Pre planning for guest safety in COVID – 19 times. – Tour Gros Morne

10:55 am Federal Tourism Supports – Discussion with Gudie Hutchings, MP Long Range Mountains  followed by Q n A session.

11:25 am Operators Best Practice – Meeting new sustainability requirements in the food and beverage sector. – Atlantic Healthy Oceans Initiative

11:30 am Hospitality NL – Updates on advocacy and policy programs including the Tourism Establishment Act.

11:55 am Forum Wrap Up

The Gros Morne Tourism Forum is presented by Gros Morne Cooperating Association and Parks Canada in conjunction with their partners at Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism, Go Western Newfoundland, Hospitality Newfoundland Labrador and the Government of Canada.