Indigenous tourism operator in NWT ends aurora season early – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202059 Views

March 31, 2020

Joe Bailey uses the slogan “50,000 years of experience” for his tourism business North Star Adventures which he runs in the N.W.T.

He has proudly shares his Dene culture with thousands of visitors from around the world who come for his tours across the territory.

But his once bustling downtown Yellowknife office now sits empty.

“Over March in a day we can do roughly 70 people-per-day, with three different types of aurora tours, a day sightseeing tour, city cultural tour and dogsledding,” Bailey said.

On March 18 his operation ended early and he was forced to lay off his 15 person staff.

Bailey estimates that he’ll lose $200,000 before the end of April.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/03/31/indigenous-tourism-operator-in-n-w-t-ends-aurora-season-early/

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