|Public and Private Revenue from 2008 to 2011|
|Tourism Langley Office - Total Visitors 2008 to 2011|
What I found interesting about the report is that year-over-year revenue has been on the decline as have the number of visitors that have used their tourism office.
Many in the community have questioned whether Tourism Langley is an effective organization to promote tourism in the community. I found this letter to the editor in the Langley Advance.
The constitution of Tourism Langley, which the Township endorsed on Oct. 19, 2007, included the following purposes:While we have been in one of the worst economic periods in recent history, I also have to wonder if Tourism Langley is the best way to attract tourist and their money to the community if this letter is indeed true. I have to say that Tourism Langley's own report painted a bit of a bleak picture for tourism in Langley.
-that it "grow tourism" - It has not grown.
-that it "increase visitor revenue" - It has not increased.
-that it "facilitate tourism relationships within the community" - Is Angie Quaale's letter an example?
-that it "provide quality service to tourism-related businesses" - The 20.3 per cent decline in tourism does not qualify as "quality service" (remember 2010 was the year of the Olympics; there should have been a huge increase, at least in 2010).