Keremeos seeing increase in U.S. tourism

Tourism statistics are up at the Keremeos Infocentre for the first half of summer.

Tourism statistics are up at the Keremeos Infocentre for the first half of summer.

Infocentre manager Colleen Christensen said April party visits were 314, for a total of 447 individual visits to the centre. May party visits were 736, for a total of 1,172 individuals, while June saw 855 parties totalling 1,356  individuals.

“We’re exceeding 2013 tourist visits and closing in on the record year, which was 2012,” said Christensen. “July has already exceeding last year’s visits for that month.”

Christensen said tourists were coming from all over Europe, with a surprising anomaly being the number of American visitors, which is significantly higher than past years. In June alone, 82 Washington-based parties stopped at the Infocentre, compared to 86 parties originating in Europe.

“I’m really pleased to see that,” Christensen said.


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