Funding model put in place for visitor centres

Destination B.C. has launched a three-year base funding model for community visitor centres.

There’s financial stability for local organizations that reach out to tourists.

Destination B.C. has launched a three-year base funding model for community visitor centres.

“This new, stable base funding will help our communities do the long-term planning needed to keep offering these visitors high-quality services now and in the future,” said Greg Kyllo, Shuswap MLA.

The strategy includes a new minimum base funding of $10,000 annually for the next three years for small and rural community visitor centres.

There is also an innovation fund in 2016 to assist with projects that help communities adapt to the changing needs of visitors, including through the use of technology.

“Tourism is a key economic driver and job creator in B.C. and helps keep our local communities strong, diverse and growing,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.