Province doles out $400k in fire recovery grants for BC tourism sector

By James Peters
September 14, 2017 - 2:09pm

VICTORIA — The province says it recognizes the major impact this year's wildfire crisis has had on the tourism sector in the BC Interior.

As such, the government will give two BC tourism associations $200,000 each to help buffer against the impacts.

The grants will go to the Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and the Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association.

According to a government news release, there are 19,000 tourism-related businesses in BC, employing 127,000 people.

In 2015, tourism generated $15.7 billion in revenue across the province.

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