BC Ferries CEO and president Mike Corrigan says the public campaign against high ferry fares is keeping tourists away and could become “a self-fulfilling prophecy” that hurts coastal economies along with the ferry system they rely on.
“At some point in time it becomes almost a pile-on effect,” Corrigan told Coast Reporter in an hour-long interview last week in which he also defended the current BC Ferries business model.
Corrigan said he knows of potential tourists who are avoiding the coastal ferry system due to the negative publicity.
No one who lives here can afford the Ferries either, it is BC Ferries constant price increase that has caused some uproar in communities that depend on them.
But the CEO wants us to shhhhhhhhhh. It's a sekrit!
The Streisand effectEtymology
Coined in 2005, after a 2003 incident in which singer Barbra Streisand attempted to have a picture of her house removed from a public collection of 12,000 images documenting coastal erosion in California.
You can add one more hit for google. :) This is now a news story and is being passed on Facebook and other social media.