To celebrate Tourism Week and acknowledge the operators, employees, suppliers, destination marketing organizations, visitor centres, sectors, and others who contribute to this important industry, we are inviting stakeholders from every community to spread the word about the power of tourism in British Columbia. This initiative is part of a concerted effort to showcase local tourism products and experiences, and demonstrate that #BCTourismMatters in communities across the province.
We've put together some helpful resources to help you promote how #BCTourismMatters.
As you know, the tourism industry is a powerful force in British Columbia: over 21 million overnight visitors vacation in BC each year, contributing approximately $18+ billion in revenue annually to the provincial economy. Tourism touches every part of our province and has become one of BC’s leading business sectors. The BC visitor economy comprises over 19,000 tourism-related businesses that employ more than 137,000 people.
Here are some hands-on ways to celebrate the power of tourism in your community:
We sincerely hope that you will be part of this celebration. Thank you for helping to build tourism into one of BC’s leading and sustainable industries, and for supporting Tourism Week, May 26 to June 2, 2019.
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