Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fuel Cost Not A Factor For Canadian Tourism

YELLOWKNIFE - If tourists are staying away from the NWT because of higher gas and diesel prices in the North, no one seems to be noticing.

Wendy Makepeace, a tourist information officer in Hay River, doesn't

"I've heard people grumble about the price of gas," said Mike Keizer, the acting chair of the Fort Smith Tourism Advisory Board.

Keizer said there is no way the NWT can influence the price of gas.

Wendy Makepeace, a tourist information officer at the Hay River Visitor Information Centre, said she doesn't think the price of fuel affects the number of visitors.

Up to the end of July, rough figures show that 68 people from the U.S., 150 from East ern Canada and 74 from overseas have dropped into the centre, along with many more from western and Northern Canada.

"Most of the people from the United States are driving huge motor homes," Makepeace said, adding the vehicles use either gas or diesel.
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