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Tourism Prince George Celebrates National Tourism Week
Prince George, BC- Prince George is joining communities, cities, and regions
around British Columbia and Canada to recognize National Tourism Week—
May 27 to June 2, 2018. Tourism Prince George has partnered with the
Prince George Chamber of Commerce to host two tourism events in
celebration of National Tourism Week.
The two events are:
• Tourism Breakfast Speaker Series –“Why Tourism matters”
Thursday May 24th, 2018
8:00am until 9:30am
Sandman Signature Hotel
Tourism Prince George is very pleased to announce and host keynote
speaker, Walt Judas, CEO of TIABC. Topics covered during the event
include; How tourism has become the key driver of the provincial
economy; The implications of the 2018 provincial budget and
government regulations on the industry; The six critical issues on
TIABC's radar that need to be addressed in order to maintain the
momentum; How individual businesses and residents can contribute
to or benefit from tourism; The future of tourism in British Columbia.
Please follow the link to register
• Business after 3pm Open House
Friday June 1st, 2018
Tourism Prince George Visitor Centre
This event is hosted in partnership with the PG Chamber of
Commerce and will include some refreshments, networking
opportunities, and a chance to connect with Tourism Prince George.
Please RSVP to attend here
Tourism is a $91.6 billion industry in Canada that directly supports 614,600
jobs from coast to coast. This represents 9.2% of all jobs in Canada and
makes tourism the third largest job creator in the country.
Over twenty million travellers chose Canada in 2017, up 4% from 2016.
In the year of Canada’s 150th anniversary of its confederation, total tourism
expenditures from domestic and international visitors reached $97.4 billion
in 2017, up 6.3% over 2016. In 2017, the delivery of services to support
tourism activities in Canada employed an average of 735,300 jobs
throughout the year (TIABC, 2018).
In 2017, the Northern BC Tourism Region reported 221,299 travellers in
region, an increase of 8.6% in visitation. This amounted to an average
occupancy rate in Prince George of 69%, up 3.4% from 2016. The Prince
George Airport saw over 499,000 passengers through YXS, an 8.0% increase
“We look forward to having even more tourists visit our city and our region
in 2018, taking part in festivals and events, attractions, restaurants,
accommodation and more,” says Tourism Prince George CEO, Erica Hummel.
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Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this guide has you covered. Maps, ideas, fun facts - a showcase of all Prince George has to offer. Download it below, or pick up a hard copy at the Visitor Centre.
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