Clipper Vacations visitors should expect plenty of amenities to go along with their trips to Langley in December.
The Langley City Council approved a $5,575 request by the Langley Chamber of Commerce to create a 24-page visitor’s guide, gift bags, carol books and giveaway baskets at its regular monthly meeting on Monday night. The money will come from the city’s tourism fund, according to city leaders.
The chamber will create 3,000 copies of the brochure, which will include information on the city’s restaurants, places to drink beer and wine, and accommodations, according to Inge Morascini, executive director of the chamber. Additionally, she is hopeful that restaurants and inns in Langley will offer coupons in the catalog.
Morascini is also optimistic that the visitor’s guides will serve as a major draw to the city.
“We intend to distribute this further than the Clipper, so we can put this in the hands of additional visitors and potentially other tour guide groups,” Morascini said. “…I think it’s an exciting opportunity for us to talk to people about coming back, letting them know what’s here and getting to know us, rather than giving them a bag stuffed with menus. They get something they can take home.”
The chamber will be working with the Langley Main Street Association to liven the streets with the spirit of Christmas as well as street performers. She said they are working on creating decorations and Christmas lighting on Wharf Street, the road visitors will travel on as they enter Langley from the marina. There will also be carolers around town, as well as an exclusive Sea Float Scramble hunt.