Bruce Wishart

Measuring Prince Rupert’s hotel tax

I’ve been asked quite a bit about the Prince Rupert hotel tax lately.

Tourism in Prince Rupert prevails in a century of growth

Tourism is a cornerstone of Prince Rupert. The Museum and Archives both have ample collections of Grand Trunk Pacific promotional material

Film and television work wonders for Prince Rupert tourism

Prince Rupert received fantastic exposure when Inland Air was featured on a recent episode of The Big Decision.

Please take the time to fill out BC Ferries survey

Last week I wrote about the B.C. Coastal Ferries Consultation and Engagement process.

Marl Brown wins Annual Walter Smith Visionary Award

On Monday it was my privilege to present the sixth annual Walter Smith Visionary Award.

Northern BC app helps visitors tour the region

It’s been awhile since I talked about the Travel Northern BC mobile web application.

Downtown core houses draw visitor attention

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the architecture of Prince Rupert in a column about churches.

Prince Rupert’s shift from transportation to destination

Prince Rupert has always been a major transportation hub.

Old time religion and a few early Prince Rupert churches

There are a number of things that make Rupert unique even in the north, but one of them is our historical architecture

Telling the Prince Rupert story through travel writers

Whenever travel writers, tour operators, or other industry partners come to Prince Rupert, we start by giving them a driving tour.

Will China provide tourism opportunities for Prince Rupert?

The question sometimes arises about the potential for Chinese tourism to Prince Rupert.

Nothing is left on the North Coast except for the tales of war

Tales of war are always a hit with visitors to Prince Rupert.

Prince Rupert as the Halibut Capital of the World

When we host visiting travel writers or tour operators, the stories we tell are almost as well received as the sights and experiences.

Becoming the best possible ambassador for Prince Rupert

It fascinates me to hear people who live in Prince Rupert speculate about what visitors could possibly do here.

Telling the Prince Rupert story to visitors and the world

Whenever travel writers, tour operators, or other industry partners come to Prince Rupert, we start by giving them a driving tour.

Benefitting from the long tail of tourism in Prince Rupert

The Internet, which on one hand creates seemingly infinite competition, also offers opportunities.

Resource for helping with online reputation management

A couple of weeks ago Tourism Prince Rupert held workshops designed to help local businesses increase their profile on social media

Around Prince Rupert with “Chris Around the World”

Last week Tourism Prince Rupert welcomed our first major press trip of the season, spending three days with travel veteran Chris Gray Faust.

Working together to make social media work for Prince Rupert

Last week Tourism Prince Rupert hosted a series of social media workshops with Think! Social Media for our members.

Agency decides to go2 Prince Rupert

Last week go2, a non-profit tourism human resources agency, held a Board of Directors meeting in Prince Rupert.