Nixon pitches Yukon to American tourists

Nixon pitches Yukon to American tourists Tourism Minister Scott Kent was in Quartzite, Arizona, this week pitching the Yukon at the largest gathering of RVs and RVers on earth. Some of the people he spoke with had been on the road for 30 or more years.

Tourism Minister Scott Kent was in Quartzite, Arizona, this week pitching the Yukon at the largest gathering of RVs and RVers on earth.

Some of the people he spoke with had been on the road for 30 or more years. Most had been to the Yukon at least once. Many hoped to return.

“The only other thing in talking to people that sent shivers down my spine was the number of seniors that were wanting to do the trip one last time,” said Nixon.

“One fellow had emphysema and was suffering from Agent Orange, and he wanted to take two of his lady friends up this year, and he said, ‘Well, if I die on the way then I die on the way.’”

He shared a booth at the gathering with Alaska, B.C. and Alberta, and together they promoted the “ultimate trip north.”

Nixon wore a jacket with the Yukon logo as he wandered the convention centre, he said. Many people stopped to chat with him because they had heard great things about the territory.

Today Nixon is in Reno, Nevada, with the Yukon Outfitters Association at the Safari Club International’s annual convention.

There, he will be promoting the Yukon as a destination for hunting.

“This government agrees that outfitters are an important part of tourism in Yukon, and they provide really exceptional outdoor experiences to hunting enthusiasts and other visitors that are coming into the territory.” (Jacqueline Ronson)

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