Tourism Victoria

Victoria, Vancouver Island earn global ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp

Victoria, Vancouver Island earn global ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp

Tool helps travellers identify tourism experiences that meet health and safety protocols

 

The Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre has seen a drop of at least 50 per cent compared to previous years, as “staycationers” from around B.C. become the new demographic instead of tourists from Europe or the United States. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Tourism drop takes toll on Sooke businesses

‘I’ve written off this year,’ says whale watching company owner

 

‘Plasterman’ brought joy and light to so many, say friends in the street performer community. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria’s adored living statue ‘Plasterman’ dies

Street performing community mourns ‘wonderful and kind’ man and artist

 

Sip and savour a taste of Scotland – from right here at home

Sip and savour a taste of Scotland – from right here at home

Visit this Saanich brewer-distiller to make lasting summer memories

  • Jun 8, 2020
Sip and savour a taste of Scotland – from right here at home
(Left to right) Travis Wilson, North Island operations manager; Andrew Wilson, operations and fleet manager; John Wilson, president and CEO; and Samantha Wilson, brand manager. (Photo courtesy Wilson’s Group of Companies)

Greater Victoria tourism industry ‘can’t wait any longer’ for financial aid

Saanich mayor, business owners call on provincial, federal governments for tourism-specific aid

(Left to right) Travis Wilson, North Island operations manager; Andrew Wilson, operations and fleet manager; John Wilson, president and CEO; and Samantha Wilson, brand manager. (Photo courtesy Wilson’s Group of Companies)
A task force of tourism and hospitality leaders has crafted an 18-month recovery and survival strategy for the Greater Victoria tourism industry, which has suffered massive losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Tourism task force creates 18-month survival strategy for Greater Victoria

Industry suffering massive losses during COVID-19 pandemic

A task force of tourism and hospitality leaders has crafted an 18-month recovery and survival strategy for the Greater Victoria tourism industry, which has suffered massive losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Destination Greater Victoria CEO Paul Nursey says the economic impacts of COVID-19 will be “devastating.” (Black Press Media file photo)                                Destination Greater Victoria CEO Paul Nursey acknowledges declining tourism numbers, but remains bullish about the long-term future of the market. (Black Press File).

Economic impact of COVID-19 on Victoria’s tourism industry will be ‘devastating,’ experts say

Destination Greater Victoria CEO expects losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars

Destination Greater Victoria CEO Paul Nursey says the economic impacts of COVID-19 will be “devastating.” (Black Press Media file photo)                                Destination Greater Victoria CEO Paul Nursey acknowledges declining tourism numbers, but remains bullish about the long-term future of the market. (Black Press File).
Tourism companies like Black Ball Ferry and Clipper Vacations are already seeing dips in numbers amidst the Coronavirus scares. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s Coho, Clipper see cancellations linked to COVID-19

Federal government insists Canada is a ‘spectacular and safe’ place for tourists to visit

Tourism companies like Black Ball Ferry and Clipper Vacations are already seeing dips in numbers amidst the Coronavirus scares. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Hundreds of wax figures find new life in Saanich man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A new video released by Destination Greater Victoria is highlighting the success they’ve had in making the city an all year-round destination. (Black Press Media file photo)

VIDEO: Tourism at a high during shoulder season in Greater Victoria

A new video highlights the efforts into making Greater Victoria an all year round destination

A new video released by Destination Greater Victoria is highlighting the success they’ve had in making the city an all year-round destination. (Black Press Media file photo)
Destination Greater Victoria CEO Paul Nursey said the organization is brainstorming a new slogan after “Oceans apart from ordinary” was discovered to have been used by Heineken back in the ’70s. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Destination Greater Victoria scraps new slogan

‘Oceans apart from ordinary’ already used by beer giant Heineken in the ’70s

Destination Greater Victoria CEO Paul Nursey said the organization is brainstorming a new slogan after “Oceans apart from ordinary” was discovered to have been used by Heineken back in the ’70s. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Victoria’s mild weather, which can sometimes produce cherry blossoms in February, is just one of the draws for conference bookers looking for places to hold regional or national meetings. Don Denton/BLACK PRESS

EDITORIAL: Conference business helps Victoria economy roll along

Current inter-continental parliamentary meetings speak to broad base of clients

  • Sep 11, 2018
Victoria’s mild weather, which can sometimes produce cherry blossoms in February, is just one of the draws for conference bookers looking for places to hold regional or national meetings. Don Denton/BLACK PRESS
Tourism Victoria has rebranded as “Destination Greater Victoria” starting this fall. File photo

Tourism Victoria refreshes its look with new brand

Organization’s new name, Destination Greater Victoria, more reflective of its marketing efforts

Tourism Victoria has rebranded as “Destination Greater Victoria” starting this fall. File photo
Paul Nursey president and CEO of Tourism Victoria, beams after signing a partnership marketing agreement with WestJet Airlijnes, represented at a Thursday announcement by director of business development Robert Dungan, left. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Tourism Victoria, WestJet partnering to attract more conference business here

New co-marketing agreement will give Victoria-bound delegates preferred rates

Paul Nursey president and CEO of Tourism Victoria, beams after signing a partnership marketing agreement with WestJet Airlijnes, represented at a Thursday announcement by director of business development Robert Dungan, left. Don Descoteau/Victoria News