Nova Star Cruises Ltd. is pleased to announce that Danny Morton, a leader in Nova Scotia’s tourism industry, has joined the company as Director, Cruise Marketing & Business Development.
The province and the partners in a Yarmouth-Maine ferry venture have a signed deal, one of the major chips needed to fall into place for service to start in May.
Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Michel Samson announced the agreement on Tuesday, calling it an "important milestone." It includes allowing the province to have a closer look at the ferry service's books.
The previous NDP government had announced an agreement shortly before the September election call, but Samson said no one had formally signed it.
Yarmouth’s ship hasn’t come in yet, but this week’s formal deal between the province and companies behind a new ferry service between Nova Scotia and Maine — hopefully launching next spring — is a welcome sign.
As first announced by the previous NDP government prior to the October election, the agreement commits the province to providing up to $21 million in forgivable loans over seven years, along with annual marketing efforts, to help get the cruise-type ferry up and running.