The province is providing the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) with financial support of up to $200,000 to help with tourism-related impacts from the B.C. wildfires, announced Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Lisa Beare last week while meeting with business owners and tourism operators in the Cariboo region.
The government and the tourism association will work together to ensure the funding targets the tourism recovery needs identified in the region. The Province is currently assessing the needs of those affected by the wildfires in order to support them in the best way possible in the days and weeks ahead.
“The tourism industry is a key economic driver for the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region,” said Andre Kuerbis, board chair, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association. “We look forward to working together with the provincial government and Destination BC as we continue to develop and grow our industry’s potential. Today’s commitment is a first step on our long-term recovery plan for the tourism sector.”