Travel ban disrupting B.C. tourism

Tuesday, August 22, 2023


At the time of its peak season, the central Okanagan, is currently experiencing weeks with no tourism after the premier of British Columbia imposed travel bans to all the zones influenced by wildfire.

The CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of BC, Mr. Walt Judas, explains that the restrictions in travel denote many regional tourism operators are taking a hit, although it’s too untimely to count the

He said that if one looks at the whole year, August is characteristically the busiest month in terms of visitor flow. The prohibition which was made on Saturday under the provincial state of emergency will continue till Sept. 4 th for motels, hotels, inns, hostels, bed and breakfasts, RV parks and campgrounds in West Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos and Vernon.

Premier David Eby has added that idea was made to make sure housing space is there for the crews and 30,000 people who were forced from their homes across B.C.

Raymun Khunkhun, the Realtor, who has lived in Kelowna for over three decades, stated that the prohibition has left streets regularly swarming with visitors dissonantly bare.

In an interview he said that there are many people walking around. Now, it’s like a ghost town as close by wildfires have compelled many to evacuate their favorite city.

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