Statement by Canadian business leader in response to historic signing in Washington DC

VANCOUVER, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Statement from Randy Powell on today's historic signing of the Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance by delegates from the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America as part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan. As part of the Canadian delegation, Mr. Powell is in Washington, DC to witness the signing:

This is a great day for the tourism industry in Canada. The Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transportation will have significant positive impact on travellers between Canada and the USA. On behalf of Rocky Mountaineer and our guests traveling between Vancouver BC and Seattle WA, we offer our congratulations to Prime Minister Harper, Minister Blaney, Secretary Johnson and their dedicated teams for their leadership of this important work. Sound public policy is critical to Canadian businesses like Rocky Mountaineer and we will continue to work with government on relevant policies as well as contribute in any way we can.

About Rocky Mountaineer
2015 marks the 25th Anniversary for Rocky Mountaineer and the company has a lot to celebrate. Since its inception in 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has grown to be the largest privately owned luxury tourist train in the world and is considered by many as the only way to see the Canadian Rockies. In the past 25 years, the train has welcomed onboard over one and a half million guests from around the globe.

With over 45 vacation packages, five unique rail routes, and iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver and Whistler, BC, and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta, the world renowned train travels by daylight through the diverse landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and Western. Rocky Mountaineer has received numerous international awards and accolades for service excellence, including eight World Travel Awards for both "World's Leading Travel Experience By Train" and "World's Leading Luxury Train."  In 2015 it was also recognized as a "Top Small and Medium Employer" and a "Deloitte Best Managed Company."

SOURCE Rocky Mountaineer

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