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Description: Tourism in BC has been on the decline for the last 10 years. This new start-up “BackyardBC” hopes to turn things around by offering a one-stop shop for discounted rates on hotels and resorts to locals all over the province.

Source: Techvibes

Date: November 8, 2013

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The amount of international visitors to the province of British Columbia has been in steady decline for the last 10 years, causing the tourism industry to take quite a hit. Fortunately, things are slowly picking up again and an innovative approach to tourism created by a Victoria, BC entrepreneur may be helping the upswing. Read Rest of Story.

Questions for discussion:

1. Do you think marketing discounted resort prices to locals of the province is a good way to kick start BC’s tourism industry?

2. Do you think BC hotels and resorts will want to be a part of this campaign? Why or why not?

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