Canadian Tourism Destination Experiences the 'Trump Bump'
PHOTO: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton has seen an influx in tourism over the last few months after a radio D.J. promoted the destination as an alternative place to live for Americans in the event of a Trump presidency.
Tourism is up three-fold after all of the exposure the destination has received, with hotels and B&Bs selling 30 percent more overnight stays in April. The tourism board has even had to up staffing levels, according to CBC News.
"I think what we've really tried to do is seize the privilege we've been given," Mary Tulle, CEO of Destination Cape Breton said in an interview. "It really was quite a unique tumbleweed of activity."
Tourist interest is at a peak. The “Cape Breton if Donald Trump Wins” website created by radio host Rob Calabrese has received more than 1.5 million views.
Even President Barack Obama has received an invitation to Cape Breton. The personal note, handwritten by Tulle, was delivered to the President at the Three Amigos Summit in Ottawa.
Even Trump is welcome, says Tulle.
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