well, seeing as tourists pay taxes and support a myriad of businesses, promoting tourism is sort of a good idea. The businesses benefiting tourism still have to compete and still have to market themselves.
I'm disappointed just because I like their work. My parents were really impressed with the quality of the videos and information they got from BC Tourism. It made them even more eager to visit, aside from seeing me of course
It seems like a strange step to take leading up to the Olympics. I imagine motivation just fell through the floor at BC Tourism.