As summer draws to a close, the Wells Gray Information Center was happy to welcome many tourists and visitors this season, after a hiatus of a few years.
Under the management of Tourism Wells Gray, which took over from the previous owners earlier this year, the tourist information center has welcomed around 20,209 visitors from the opening of the doors in May until the end of August. While this represented approximately 25% of visitors who came to Clearwater in 2019 before COVID, the Information Center was thrilled to once again welcome new international visitors. Most of the people who visited the information center this summer were from Europe, but there were still a large number of BC residents exploring Wells Gray.
“Overall, the season has gone very well,” said Amanda Svenson, head of the tourist information center, in a press release. “I am delighted with the outstanding visitor services we have been able to provide and the consistency throughout the season.”
She added that the information center staff went above and beyond with each visitor and the team received lots of positive feedback. But every season doesn’t come without its challenges and this summer was no different, Svenson noted, but it’s what helped the team learn and grow.
“I look forward to the future and continue to build relationships with our stakeholders, operators and community,” she continued. “I couldn’t be more grateful and proud of our staff for just getting started and making this season a success! Thank you all!”
Tourism Wells Gray is looking forward to seeing visitor numbers increase again next year and will work with local stakeholders to promote Clearwater and Wells Gray Park.
Tourism Wells Gray appoints new general manager
Tourism Wells Gray is delighted to welcome Claire Hanna as the new General Manager.
Hanna has lived in Clearwater for over eight years and has held various positions in the community. Most recently, she worked as a director of the Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce. She brings 11 years of experience in communications, marketing and graphic design to this role and we are thrilled to have her join our team.
“I am delighted to be offered the position of General Manager of Tourism Wells Gray,” Hanna said in a press release. “I look forward to meeting with all local stakeholders to identify priorities for future planning and economic development in our region. »
Hanna is committed and excited to support the development of tourism opportunities that Wells Gray and Clearwater have to offer.