Tourism chair elected to a second term

Gazette staff
Gaby Wickstron has been re-elected to chair the Vancouver Island North Tourism Advisory Committee (VINTAC) for another year.

Gazette staff

Gaby Wickstron has been re-elected to chair the Vancouver Island North Tourism Advisory Committee (VINTAC) for another year.

“The committee is comprised of a fantastic group of hard working individuals that are team players and have the best in mind for promoting tourism as a region. My job as chairperson is made that much easier when working with like-minded individuals such as these,” said Wickstrom.

Funding support from Island Coastal Economic Trust and Coast Sustainability Trust seeded the start-up strategy for regional tourism on the North Island. The Regional District of Mount Waddington (RDMW) also provides funding to support the establishment of regional tourism. The two percent Additional Hotel Room Tax has been in place throughout the region since January 1, 2010 and continues to provide a consistent source of revenue to fund the initiatives of VINTAC.

“I would offer our (RDMW’s) thanks and appreciation to members of VINTAC for their continued efforts on our behalf,” said Al Huddlestan, Economic Development Commission Chair for the Regional District of Mount Waddington. “Their contribution to promoting and developing the tourism industry in the region is truly valued. The RD board wishes them continued success and we look forward to working with VINTAC in 2011. Congratulations and thanks to Gaby on her re-election as chair, keep up the good work.”