B.C.’s $15M tourism relief fund excludes most operators who need support, critics say – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2022219 Views

Jan 17, 2022

Several hundred Indigenous operators are not eligible for funds, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada says

B.C.’s $15-million pandemic relief fund for tourism operators excludes many who need the money the most, critics say.

On Friday, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport announced the tourism accommodation and commercial recreation relief fund, which is for B.C.-owned hotels or motels that employ more than 150 people, Indigenous-owned resorts on reserves with over 100 employees, and tourism operators who hold tenure or B.C. Parks permits.

The latter include operators who offer whitewater rafting, zip lines, wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting, for example.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tourism-relief-fund-indigenous-operators-pandemic-1.6317356

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