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White: Tourism industry deserves seat at development table

August 7, 2018
BCBusiness
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When the tourism and natural resource extraction industries face off, who wins? School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Prof. Brian White told BCBusiness tourism deserves a seat at the land management table.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Royal Roads’ White argues that tourism’s large workforce—the industry is the province’s No. 3 employer, according to the Ministry of Labour—relies on B.C.’s natural beauty. ‘It’s a steady supply of community income, and that depends on the environment,’ he says, observing that a big chunk of tourism revenue comes from smaller places. ‘Because if the environment goes sideways and has been damaged, then tourism gets damaged as well.’”

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