Nelson – Powder skiing at Whitewater, dancing at Shambala, history at the Kaslo Hotel, golfing in Crawford Bay and agri-tourism in the Creston Valley were all recognized by MLA Michelle Mungall as important parts of the region’s tourism sector in the legislature on Monday. Mungall was speaking in support of the creation of Destination BC, a crown corporation with a mandate to market BC as a tourist destination.
“The point is that all of these places in Nelson-Creston will be benefiting from a coordinated approach to tourism,” Mungall told the house after listing over a dozen tourism operators, businesses and events from the region.
Mungall did express some reservations about the funding and leadership of the organization. She urged that Destination BC be industry led, so that it would not be used to play political games, and that funding to the organization be transparent and stable.
To close her remarks Mungall said she was glad the government responded to calls from the tourism industry and calls from the opposition to re- establish a coordinated approach to tourism, ending, “It’s very much needed, it’s about time, and I’m glad that we’re moving forward with it.”
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