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White: Tourism industry deserves seat at development table
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.
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“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.’”