Value of Cruise Tourism in Victoria, BC
While the economic impact without cruise for two years has meant revenues of at least $260 million have not been realized in our region, the impact to the fabric of the community and small business operators has been just as great.
Members of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, stakeholders, and community partners describe the value of cruise in Victoria and what it has meant for the community to not welcome ships to the region for two years. The impact, in their words, is available for viewing here.
We look forward to continuing to work with all levels of government and the industry on a reopening plan, knowing that Victoria will be ready to welcome back cruise tourism when the time is right.
Our sincere thanks to the Victoria Cruise Industry Alliance, Seaspan, and The Bay Centre for their time and for sharing their story. Thank you to Roll.Focus Productions for the video creation.