Alberni wins TAVI 2013 bid

Port Alberni has been chosen to host the 50th annual Tourism Vancouver Island Conference and AGM in September 2013.

Port Alberni has been chosen to host the 50th annual Tourism Vancouver Island Conference and AGM in September 2013.

The announcement was made by Annette Clement, chair of the Alberni Valley bid and organizing committee, at this year’s 49th annual conference awards dinner in Sooke on Sept. 26.

“Alberni Valley Tourism is delighted to have been chosen host community for 2013,” Alberni Valley Tourism chair Jonathan Cross said in a press release.

“Attracting conferences to Port Alberni is the main focus of Alberni Valley Tourism’s shoulder and off-season marketing initiatives.

“This is a great win for us,” Cross added in his statement.

Expected to attract 150–200 delegates from Vancouver Island’s tourism industry, destination marketing organizations and economic development offices, this will be an excellent opportunity for Port Alberni to highlight tourism products such as McLean Mill and the MV Frances Barkley, its hotels and motels as well as its scenic beauty, Cross said.

“…one of our best sources of visitors is a recommendation from another Vancouver Island destination,” he said.

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