Tourism Brantford staff were in St. Louis and Chicago promoting the city as a destination for motor coach tours.
The American Bus Association Marketplace took place January 8 to 12, 2015 where staff met with 27 tour operators that were within a 4-hour drive of Brantford. Staff met with 31 tour operators at The Heartland Travel Showcase in Chicago from February 20 to 22, 2015.
Tourism Brantford is promoting 28 motor coach products, 19 motor coach-friendly festivals and 15 day-trip and overnight packages. There is a new Group Package Destination Lure that outlines what makes Brantford, the County of Brant and Six Nations exciting places to visit for Group Tour Operators.
The strong interest in Ontario is coming back for U.S. Tour Operators. Passports are not as much of an issue now and the exchange is favourable to Americans to come back over the border.
In 2014, Brantford had 202 motor coach visits, totaling 8,220 people. The economic impact for the motor coach visits in 2014 on day trips only is $435,660 based on stats Canada.
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