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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tourism Booms in Goderich

Goderich | by Vanessa Culbert  

Tourism officials say number of visitors jumped 5 to 10 per cent in 2015.

2015 was a good year for tourism in Goderich.

This according to Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator James Cox .

Cox says they saw an uptake of visitors between five and ten per cent.

He adds business and tourists operators are also reporting positive feedback.

Cox tells Bayshore Broadcasting News more events downtown and the opening of Beach Street Station was good for the tourism industry.

He adds Beach Street Station along the shoreline has been a big draw for people into the town.

Cox admits he was surprised by the uptake of people.

He mentions it is consistent with trends across southwestern Ontario.

Cox adds there was many factors that influenced it including the improving economy and favourable U.S. dollar.

He mentions the good tourism season continued into the last four months of the year when usually it drops off.

Cox says they had day trippers taking advantage of the mild weather right until mid-December.

He adds because of the mild weather winter activities couldn't happen and other activity picked up attraction.



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