Greater Victoria well-represented on tourism board

Selection of new board members 'strengthens team' of the Tourism Industry Association of B.C.

Greater Victoria’s tourism interests province-wide are being represented by four new faces.

Mandy Farmer, Christine Stoneman, Earl Wilde and Kimberley Hughes were recently selected as board members of the Tourism Industry Association of B.C., which represents  B.C.’s $13-billion tourism sector and advocates for 18,000 tourism businesses throughout the province.

“The newly elected board broadens our representation and strengthens our association’s leadership team,” association chair, Lana Denoni, said in a release.

“I am interested in making a difference to the tourism industry,” Kimberley Hughes, who manages the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel in Victoria, said in a statement.

“During these difficult economic times, we need a united, strong voice advocating policy that will strengthen our industry. (The tourism association) has the opportunity to provide a strong voice for our industry in British Columbia, and I will work hard to be part of that change.”

She is joined on the board by Wilde, president and general manager of the Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites, Stoneman, representing Chemistry Consulting Group and GT Hiring Solutions, and Farmer, president and CEO of Accent Inns.