The Provincial Government has released Budget 2021, which focuses on protecting residents’ health and livelihoods through the pandemic, while making investments in services, infrastructure and opportunities to support a strong recovery. The budget includes $100 million to support tourism recovery starting in 2021-22, and $20 million in destination development grants that will help communities prepare for future visitors through new tourism infrastructure like trails and airport improvements.
Tourism funding will help to:
Government has worked closely with the tourism sector over the past year to provide supports during this challenging time. These include:
Government is supporting the restaurant and hospitality industry by:
Ongoing business supports include:
As BC moves through the pandemic and into recovery, government will continue to work with business and tourism stakeholders, as well as health officials, to ensure the tourism sector is poised to welcome back the world as soon as it’s safe to do so. Learn more here.
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