Thomlinson on summer tourism in BC

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School of Tourism and Hospitality Management?Director?Eugene Thomlinson?joined a panel of tourism experts on?CBC Victoria’s?On the Island?to discuss what may be ahead for Vancouver Island travel and tourism this summer.

Here is some of what he had to say:

“The way I put it is we are running this marathon, and we keep hitting these refill stations… My concern is we don’t know where the finish line is.”

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“In the markets we’ve been seeing around the world that have started opening up, have been going gangbusters. I was talking to someone from Marriott recently, and theyfigured we are about 3 to 6 months behind the US. They’re having this hiring frenzy for this skilled workforce… That hiring concern is definitely a high one, but the industry itself, that part does look positive around the world.”

This interview aired on?CBC Victoria’s?On the Island.