Chamber luncheon will look at future of tourism
The June 19 Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce luncheon at St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino is shaping up to be an exciting panel of speakers with special guests coming from around the province to talk about the future of tourism in the region.
Destination BC Vice President of Development Ron Porges will be on hand with CEO Paula Amos with Indigenous Tourism BC along with regional and local representatives from Kootenay Rockies Tourism, CEO, Kathy Cooper and Cranbrook Tourism Executive Director Kristy Jahn-Smith.
“No business is exempt from the effects of tourism in any community. For those businesses not directly working in tourism, consider that the clients you have today, if they are not born and raised locally, came here as a tourist first,” said Kristin Parsons, Chamber Executive Director.
“Without the constant draw to bring more people to the region and the community, growth of the community will stale. We need to recognize the alignment of Tourism to all industries and find ways to support the growth of tourism in our area to help in growing our business community.”
Business can expect to learn more about the future plans for tourism provincially and opportunities to work locally and regionally with indigenous groups to create and strengthen the tourist experience in the East Kootenay.
“This is a great opportunity for our local tourism providers to meet some of the leaders of the industry, learn about opportunities and provide feedback to key decision makers,” said Kristy Jahn-Smith, Cranbrook Tourism Executive Director.
The event is open to the public, to purchase a ticket, please visit cranbrookchamber.com or call the Chamber at 250-426-5914. Registration will close on June 17 at noon; space is limited.
The luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lead image: Kootenay Rockies Tourism, CEO, Kathy Cooper and Cranbrook Tourism Executive Director Kristy Jahn-Smith. Photos submitted
Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce