The need for Canadians to always be "connected" has made the presence or absence of free wireless fidelity or Wi-Fi a major part of their decision to make hotel reservations. In a survey conducted by Hotels.com, access to the Internet through Wi-Fi technology is the first amenity that Canadians look for when booking a room. Of the total respondents asked through an online questionnaire, 70% said they needed connection to the World Wide Web.
Parkside Victoria Industry News
July 18, 2013
July 15, 2013
The breathtaking attractions of British Columbia's capital can now be experienced in a telephone booth. Tourism authorities in Victoria, Canada revived a widely triumphant campaign that features phone booths offering virtual video tours of the city. Aptly called "Victoria Calling," the target audience of the project will consist of residents of (and visitors to) Alberta, Washington, Seattle, and Vancouver.
July 10, 2013
Known for being among the top tourist destinations in Canada, Victoria in British Columbia remains serious about tourism promotion. Arrivals to the city, however, were down last year, and tourism officials were looking for ways to boost the industry, according to an article published in Peninsula Daily News. Thus, early this year, the local government, through Tourism Victoria, launched a major project called "Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown."
July 03, 2013
Major hotels in Victoria, British Columbia are preparing for the influx of tourists, particularly members of the queer community and film enthusiasts, who are expected to return to the city for more of the successful Reel Queer Film Festival. Launched in time for the city's Pride Week, the film fest ran for the first time from June 28 to 30 and was a huge success. The event was commended for its promotion of diversity and respect toward different beliefs and principles.