Bill Lewis to lead the Tourism Victoria board for 2016-2018

Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s General Manager appointed to chair the boardBill3

Victoria, BC (January 14, 2016): Recognized for his industry knowledge and leadership skills, Magnolia Hotel & Spa general manager, Bill Lewis, has been appointed to the role of Tourism Victoria Board Chair, for a two year term. Bill was appointed to the role of First Vice Chair by his board peers in 2013 and this month he will take the reins after the required two year succession period. Bill is the first hotelier to chair the board in ten years. “I am looking forward to helping the Tourism Victoria management team to strengthen our tourism industry for future generations,” said Bill. “Our objectives are to help move along key priority initiatives to strengthen and reinforce our position as tourism leaders and innovators within BC and within Canada.”One key initiative that Bill hopes to have an impact on is the Belleville Street Terminal revitalization including infrastructure and safety upgrades. “A new terminal for the Coho and Clipper ferries will have a significant impact on our city’s tourism industry, making travel quick and seamless between our city and important Washington State ports.” Paul Nursey, President & CEO of Tourism Victoria says, “I look forward to working with Bill as the destination moves through a period of significant investment and ongoing growth. If his expert leadership chairing the Sales and Marketing Committee is anything to go by, we are in good hands.”
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