Federal Tourism Minister Melanie Joly speaks in Penticton

Federal Tourism Minister Melanie Joly made a stop in Penticton Thursday.

She had a speaking engagement at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre ...the event hosted by the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.

Joly discussed a new federal tourism strategy.

The strategy includes $58.5 in funding to help communities create or improve tourism facilities and experiences.

The government also hopes to create 54,000 new jobs directly related to tourism.