The owner of Tidal Bore Rafting Park & Cottages, near Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia reports the media attention his business has received from regional and national newspapers, blog sites, TV networks and other media across North America, is good for the region and good for the hospitality industry in the province. Jack Robinson says “There is growing interest in the Tidal Bore rafting phenomena in Nova Scotia and the number of local and international media wanting to learn about it is on the rise.”
According to Mr. Robinson, his staff began noticing more media inquiries in 2007 resulting in feature articles in The Boston Globe, The London Times, Audubon Magazine and several other publications. The trend continued in 2008 with a film crew visit from the Discovery Channel, numerous internet travel blog entries about the business and the production of at least one national video featuring his staff and the filming of a rafting tour on the Shubenacadie River.
This year Tidal Bore Rafting Park has been mentioned dozens of times on Twitter, featured on a number of YouTube videos and added to several prominent travel blog sites, including the Canadian Tourism Commission’s ‘Big Place Blog‘ (resulting from the bloggers’ visit to the park in July). In June, the host and film crew of the Travel Channel’s new travel lifestyle show, The Travel Guy, visited the park. Their production is expected to air across the Travel Channel network late this year or early 2010.
According to Mr. Robinson, in 2008, nearly 8000 people from across North America, Europe and Asia visited Tidal Bore Rafting Park & Cottages. In 2009, the company celebrates 25 years of rafting in Nova Scotia.
In August, 2008, The Hosptiality Guide host and producer, George Tsioutsioulas (on right) released a video of his visit to Tidal Bore Rafting Park. The Hosptality Guide is a website and weekly broadcast designed to focus on all aspects of the tourism hospitality business in North America. The guide is viewed by thousands of travelers across the continent. Click HERE to watch video.
“There is a growing interest in the Tidal Bore Rafting phenomena in Nova Scotia and the number of local and international media wanting to know more about it is on the rise.”
– Jack Robinson, owner of Tidal Bore Rafting Park