Today was a special day at YVR as we partnered with Tourism Richmond to host the 3rd Annual Commercial Driver Appreciation Day.
YVR President and CEO Craig Richmond and Tourism Richmond CEO Tracy Lakeman were on hand to express their appreciation to the taxi, limo and bus drivers who service Vancouver International Airport and express gratitude for all their hard work.
The theme of the day was Thank you for driving tourism to new heights, as often times the commercial drivers are one of the first impressions a visitor gets of Vancouver upon arriving at YVR.
Other partners included Delta Airport Hotel, World Duty Free, Ginger Indian Cuisine, WorldHost and the International Summer Night Market, who provided some much deserved swag for the drivers on hand including YVR Bucks, an umbrella, some stress balls for those long shifts, cold beverages and some tasty samosas.
The below pic is on of my favourites from the day, notice the aircraft swooping by in the background. Thanks to Tourism Richmond for Providing some of the photos from the event.
It was a great event, being able to go out and shake the hands and personally thank so many of the individuals who make a differnce on a daily basis at YVR. Thanks Tourism Richmond and all the other partners for helping out and most of all, thank you commercial drivers for all your hard work!