Delta Celebrates Tourism Week
May 30, 2016
The Corporation of Delta is joining dozens of communities, cities and regions around British Columbia to recognize National Tourism Week from May 29 to June 4.
In 2015, the Delta Visitor Centre, operated by the Delta Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the Corporation of Delta, was visited by more than 2,200 individuals and close to 2,000 tourism parties. Through the efforts of the Chamber and Tourism Delta, combined with events like the Boundary Bay Airshow, North Delta Show and Shine, Farm Markets, and Tour de Delta, new visitors are attracted to our community every year, providing exposure and giving outsiders the opportunity to enjoy all that makes Delta special.
“Delta is quickly becoming recognized as an exciting destination for visitors,” said Mayor Lois E. Jackson, “and we’re very excited about bringing new people in to bear witness to our natural beauty, enjoy our local businesses, and partake in some of the fantastic events for which we have become known.”
BC’s visitor economy has been one of the province’s top performing business sectors over the past two years, expanding faster than the economy at large and outpacing traditional sectors such as agriculture and fishing.
While the BC tourism industry experienced both summer and winter seasons of record setting numbers last year, 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. Operators and communities around BC are sharing their Tourism Week celebrations on social media using the hashtag #BCTourismMatters.