TIABC Chair J.J. Belanger, who is also General Manager of Crystal Cove Beach Resort in Tofino spoke with CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie earlier this week and explained that despite tourism numbers starting to get back to normal since the recent closure of Highway 4 due to the Cameron Bluff wildfire, it has had a devastating impact on the communities of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. In a follow up interview with CBC, J.J. Belanger said the “highway closure cost the Tofino and Ucluelet economies $44 million and that further closures will bring more losses.”
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Impact of Wildfires on BC's Tourism Industry
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Industry Hopeful for Recovery Upon Lifting of Travel Restrictions
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