Tourism workers get free week of aquarium access

People involved in the local tourism trade are being offered free access to the Discovery Passage Aquarium between July 18-24.

The staff and board of the Discovery Passage aquarium are showing their support for the tourism industry by offering free access for a week.

People involved in the local tourism trade are being offered free access to the Discovery Passage Aquarium for a week.

According to aquarium manager Christine Kleinsteuber, the staff and board of the Discovery Passage SeaLife Society decided they should show their support for those who help the community play host to travelers from all over the world, so they came up with the idea for this one-week offer of free access.

Tourism Week at the aquarium runs from July 18 to 24 and applies to any staff of a local hotel, resort, lodge, tour guide company or tour operator. Restaurant staff from businesses outside of local hotels are not included, however, because, as Kleinsteuber says, “it was too difficult to distinguish between ‘tourist restaurant’ and ‘non-tourist restaurant.’”

The week of access is also designed to help local tourism workers better know what the aquarium is all about, so they can spread the word to their guests.

To take advantage of the offer, staff need to bring photo id and proof of employment. Friends and family members are welcome to visit, of courses, but regular admission rates apply.

The Discovery Passage Aquarium is a hands-on aquarium, allowing visitors to explore and learn about the sea creatures and habitat that exists just off our shore. The displays include marine life and interactive opportunities.