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BC drawing strong number of International tourists

International tourism in BC is up this year.

Numbers released by the province show nearly half-a-million more international visitors came to British Columbia in the first 9 months of this year, compared to last year.

Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training Shirley Bond says there’s a couple of factors that are leading to the growth.

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She says for August and September, Air China had introduced three flights per week from China to Vancouver, which Bond says made a big difference in the number of visitors that came to BC.

Bond says they are hoping the tourism numbers stay strong as we head into ski season.

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