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Opinion: Ty Speer: Vancouver tourism keeps breaking records but more must be done

October 1, 2018

The Province, October 1, 2018

Ty Speer, CEO of Tourism Vancouver, discusses how with Vancouver’s growth drawing worldwide attention, we are now also competing on a global scale. Speer discusses the need for further long-term planning to prepare for continued tourism growth, citing challenges such as accommodation, and the vital need for all levels of government to collaborate with industry to implement policies and promote investment opportunities that protect and increase hotel inventory. He also touches on the impact of the cruise industry in Vancouver, with each cruise ship to call at Canada Place contributing nearly $3 million in economic impact to Vancouver.

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