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My Experiences as a Visitor Counsellor

It’s that time of the year again where kids are getting ready to start school in September and summer is drawing to an end. We hold dear our summer memories and embrace the change into fall and a new season. This past summer I was lucky enough to work as a Visitor Counsellor at the Langley Visitor Centre. Throughout the past few months I had the opportunity to meet and greet local and international visitors to Langley and share with them all the amazing things that our community has to offer. It is always fascinating to meet visitors traveling to my home town and getting their perspective on Langley and British Columbia as a whole. They would always tell me how beautiful it is here and how lucky we are to live in the Lower Mainland. The visitors are always friendly and all have such great stories to share about where they come from. One of the benefits of working in the Visitor Centre is it kept me up to date on all the fun events happening in Langley over the summer. Some of these events I attended to represent Tourism Langley and the community, which was a lot of fun.

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Getting to work for Tourism Langley has stacked up to make for a pretty great summer and has taught me a lot about the travel and tourism industry. I’ve learned things such as, how to use my resources when planning a vacation and how helpful Visitor Centres can be when traveling. I have actually started to stop at more Visitor Centres while on holidays and request information about destinations online ahead of time. This job has also taught me so much about Langley and everything that is available here such as, all the local farms and wineries that are right on your doorstep and  all the history that is tied to this community. I also found working for Tourism Langley I have gotten to know the roads much better, and I am better able to provide directions on how to get from place to place. I’m sad to have to go back to school but happy I got to work with such amazing people and make such unique memories. Thank you Tourism Langley for this experience.

– Tenaia

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