We all find ourselves in a truly surreal situation, one that is changing every minute. The tourism industry has seen its share of ups and downs but the landscape that we currently find ourselves in is unprecedented.
Destinations throughout BC and Canada have rallied around our governments to reinforce the importance of staying home to flatten the curve. Making the decision to advise people against travel is one that no destination ever thought they would have to make, and yet it has happened.
We understand that you are all anxious and that the stoppage of travel will have a serious impact on you, your families, your staff and your businesses. Please be assured that not only do we understand this but so do our provincial and federal tourism officials and they are working tirelessly with their government counterparts to ensure that the delivery of support programs is expedited.
On behalf of our Board and Staff I would like to thank you for facing this extraordinarily difficult situation head on and doing what needs to be done for the sake of public safety. We will get through this together, as a community, and look forward to a time when this is in our past.
Stay well, Nancy
New information and updates:
- New Province of BC COVID-19 website: Province of BC COVID-19 website
- For comprehensive COVID-19 information related to travel and financial support programs go to: Destination BC
- To get answers to tourism-related questions e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- To join weekly Destination BC industry calls email: email@example.com
- To join weekly Tourism Tofino industry calls email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tofino accommodations status: Some resorts will be available, on a very limited basis, to provide accommodation to work crews, medical staff, RCMP, other essential services and to visitors who unknowingly travel to Tofino and need a place to stay for the night before returning home. Please contact the Visitor Centre at email@example.com or 250-800-7380 for help to place people.
Visitor Centre: The Tofino Visitor Centre is closed to walk-ins but will continue to service inquiries by phone, e-mail and social media.
Advertising: Tourism Tofino has paused all paid advertising. We will continue to run organic search and periodic social media to inspire future travel and will be assessing the right time to re-enter markets once restrictions are lifted.