COQUITLAM – New Democrat Selina Robinson says new support from the BC NDP government will help tour bus companies in Coquitlam-Maillardville recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, attract visitors and provide local jobs.
“People and businesses within the tourism industry have been one of the most impacted sectors in our province throughout the pandemic,” said Selina Robinson, MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville. “We’re providing funding to major anchor attractions and tour bus companies so they’re able to make a strong recovery from the pandemic and continue to draw people to B.C. so they can experience what our province has to offer.”
Tour bus companies receiving support include: OCK Tour Ltd.
This funding for Coquitlam-Maillardville is part of a $36.5 million investment announced earlier this year by the BC New Democrat government. MLA Selina Robinson said she is glad that people in the riding will benefit from this funding, as it will not only support people working in tourism but also help grow the local economy into the future.
Organizations can use the grants to pay for rent and utilities, payroll and costs related to restarting or ramping up operations.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the New Democrat government has worked closely with B.C.’s tourism sector and provided $225 million in support to ensure businesses and non-profits can continue to draw visitors and benefit local communities for years to come.