EDIT: ^ That's amazing!
This is from the 2006 article:
The tourism office offers virtually no support, save for including photos on some promo materials.
"You'd think we just don't exist if you ever went to Tourism Victoria," Handman says.
Strange, isn't it? After all, the Symphony Splash attracts scads of tourists, as well as locals.
Some even book their visits here to fit in with the show. Is Tourism Victoria missing the boat?
See, I think we miss the boat here, as we don't have any real signature events, although this could be one. I mean, Tourism Victoria I suppose does a good job promoting Victoria as a place to come, but who really plans to come here when a special event is on
. Sometimes on, say Canada Day, I wonder how many tourists just lucked out, and showed up on that day/weekend, had no idea. Heck, if they don't read the newspapers, or do an early cruise of the harbour, they might not even know there are fireworks that night, they could miss them. Outside of downtown I don't see much Canada Day celebrating, no extra flags.
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