As another challenging year for Vancouver Island’s tourism industry comes to a close, Tourism Vancouver Island is celebrating the resiliency of the region’s tourism businesses by rewarding front-line workers for their hard work during tough times with a gesture of gratitude in the form of $75 VISA gift cards, “With Thanks.”

The gift cards will be delivered to unsuspecting employees throughout the holiday season, including Santa surprising some front-line workers in-person to better express heartfelt gratitude. Tourism businesses in the Vancouver Island region are asked to put forward a deserving front-line employee for recognition by sending their name, mailing address and a short note of nomination explaining how they have shown resilience to