With travel plans on hold due to the pandemic, the Prince Edward Island tour company P.E.I. Select Tours has been running online tours of the area for Japanese tourists, the CBC reported on May 2. The company, which specializes in tours for Japanese visitors, began holding the virtual visits in October 2020. The Anne of Green Gables books, written by L.M. Montgomery and set in Canada’s smallest province, are extremely popular in Japan, and have inspired many tourists to come and see Prince Edward Island for themselves.
About this new offering, Kelly Doyle, owner and operator of P.E.I. Select Tours, said, “We’re just trying to keep our head above water and keep the interest from Japan healthy and, hopefully, take it all back up where it left off in 2019.”