Destination B.C., Crown, which markets British Columbia as a world-class tourist destination, paid its top four executives approximately $ 1 million in total compensation for the financial year 2017-18.
Marsha Walden, Managing Director, received the highest total compensation of $ 296,487. Grant L. Mackay, vice president of industry development, won the second highest total of $ 235,491, followed by Maya Lange, vice president of marketing with $ 194,252, and Richard Porges, vice president of corporate development, with $ 192,818, a total of $ 919,048 for the quartet.
Today's tourism is ranked as the first industry in British Columbia, with B.C. supporting the marketing efforts of around 19,000 tourist businesses in British Columbia.
Estimates released in December 2017 by BC Statistics show that the tourism industry generated revenues of $ 17 billion, an increase of 7.9% in 2015. In addition, tourism contributed $ 7.9 billion to the provincial GDP and employing more than 133,100 people.
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