This morning I had the honour of Skytraining down to the CBC offices prior to the crack of dawn to chat with Stephen Quinn about the dramatic (and awesome) uptick in visitation numbers to Vancouver.
Let’s face it, tourism is crushing it lately and you can read about it here, and here, and here, and here, and most recently with headlines celebrating the record-setting year for Tourism in Vancouver at over 10 million visits.
Our illustrious tourism marketing management department head had another engagement, so he passed the torch to me. I’m not a morning person but I hope I did the sector proud on air – despite the challenge of distilling a very complex “overnight success story” into a couple of minutes.
I’ll admit I was geeking out at the chance to sit across from Stephen and speak on a show we listen to every morning at home. I mentioned I was excited. He cautioned me not to be “too excited”. How did I do? Was I, in Stephen’s words, the “right level of excited”?
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