Tourism Victoria kicks off Spring Travel Auction

Auction includes seven-day Holland American Line Caribbean or Mexico cruises, among other things.

  • May. 13, 2015 4:00 p.m.

In an effort to support the local tourism industry, Tourism Victoria is hosting the Spring Kick off to the Summer Travel Auction which begins on Friday.

This year’s auction includes travel packages, a seven-day Holland American Line Caribbean or Mexico cruise for two valued at $3,200 USD, a return trip for two, Vancouver to Jasper on Via Rail’s The Canadian, including accommodation and meals and a two-night weekend stay for two at the Fairmont Newport Beach in California. Also up for auction is a day at Butchart Gardens.

“The tourism industry in Greater Victoria and beyond has been very generous with offers of great tourism product to support Tourism Victoria’s spring online travel auctions,” said Paul Nursey, CEO and president of Tourism Victoria.

“All funds raised go right back into marketing Greater Victoria to potential visitors. There are some amazing deals to be had on the travel auction; start your bidding today and have fun!”

Lacey Sheardown with Used Victoria, an auction sponsor, said the fundraiser is a great way to support the local tourism industry.

“Used Victoria is an active community partner and we see the value in supporting Tourism Victoria’s semi-annual travel auction as Tourism Victoria is one of the biggest contributors to the local economy,” she said.

The auction runs from Friday, May 15 to Saturday, May 30. To bid on the auction, go to gobid.ca/auctions/calendar.