Tourism Tofino’s unique mobile visitor centre, dubbed ChesterVan, is ready to shine this season.

Tofino hosts tourism trade show

“We’re hoping this becomes an annual kick off to peak season in Tofino.”

Sunny days are here again and Tofino is preparing its locals for the influx of visitors coming their way.

A West Coast Connection: Tourism Trade Show will be held at Tofino’s Best Western Tin Wis Resort on May 30 from 2-6 p.m. to help visitor-facing local staffers learn about the experiences their community has to offer so that they know where to point their guests this season.

Samantha Fyleris of Tourism Tofino told the Westerly News she’s excited to see the community’s first-annual Tourism Trade Show unfold.

“The exhibitor spots filled up quickly—with local businesses and organizations—and we’re hoping this becomes an annual kick off to peak season in Tofino,” she said.

“It’s an extra way of equipping our front-line staff on the Coast with the information that will help them help visitors make the most of their time here. We scheduled this during Tourism Week to highlight the significance of the tourism industry to our West Coast community.”

Tourism Tofino’s Visitor Centre Supervisor Julia Truswell added the event has seen impressive engagement from the community.

“This is a great opportunity for new seasonal staff—and returning—to equip themselves with more information on our diverse businesses that visitors can experience while here,” she said.

The event will include free food and door prizes.

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