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Economic impact of visitors who stayed in PQB in 2018 estimated at $236 million
Parksville Qualicum Beach joined communities, cities, and regions around British Columbia to recognize National Tourism Week from May 26 to June 2.
In 2018, the economic impact of visitors who stayed in Parksville Qualicum Beach motels, hotels, and resorts was estimated to be $236 million. This estimate does not include day trip visitors or guests who stayed in B&Bs, short-term rentals, campgrounds, or home stays (friends and relatives).
“Our communities enjoyed another banner year in 2018. Not only does tourism bring well over $236 million to our region’s economy, it is also supports social, cultural, and recreational benefits for all residents,” said Patrick Jiggins of Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club.
B.C.’s tourism industry experienced record setting numbers last year, and the trend is continuing as businesses and destinations across BC have already enjoyed a busy first quarter and are anticipating more record results this summer.
“British Columbia has an amazing variety of experiences and natural beauty for visitors to enjoy. It’s no wonder more than six million international visitors chose B.C. for their vacations last year,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “Our thriving tourism industry is giving back to communities large and small, helping build local economies and providing good paying jobs for people in the places they call home.”