Allyssa Rosado-Hann receives her award of gratitude from Anthony Everett, president and CEO, Tourism Vancouver Island, ‘With Thanks’. (Tourism Vancouver Island photo)

Allyssa Rosado-Hann receives her award of gratitude from Anthony Everett, president and CEO, Tourism Vancouver Island, ‘With Thanks’. (Tourism Vancouver Island photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach tourism workers honoured for efforts during pandemic

Tourism Vancouver Island celebrates resiliency of region’s tourism businesses

Tourism Vancouver Island has rewarded tourism and hospitality frontline workers for their efforts during tough times.

As another challenging year for tourism industry on the Island comes to a close, Tourism Vancouver Island is celebrating the resiliency of the region’s tourism businesses by rewarding workers with a gesture of gratitude in the form of $75 VISA gift cards, ‘With Thanks.’

The recipients of the gift cards in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area are Melody Eastman of Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort, Shauna Bookout and Allyssa Rosado-Hann of Oceanside Village Resort.

The tourism industry on Vancouver Island generated $3.5 billion and employed 70,000 people prior to the pandemic. There are approximately 3,000 tourism and Indigenous tourism businesses in the region.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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