Bay Vista Motel and Cottages: PNP at Work
Haifeng Hu and her business partner, Zoey Yang are both from Shanghai. Together, they purchased the Bay Vista Motel in the Cavendish Resort area.
Zoey and Haifeng recognized the need to provide great customer service and learn more about operating a tourism business on PEI so they maintained much of the staff.
Becky, the manager, has been a great support for the partners and has helped them learn about managing the motel and the tourism industry on PEI. Haifeng enjoys the chance to meet new people.
Haifeng and her husband identified many opportunities for success when they visited PEI before moving here. They wanted to provide the best possible future for their family and felt that moving to Canada would provide the opportunity.
The opportunities identified and the possibilities for the future, combined with the peaceful lifestyle, made PEI the ideal destination.
One of Haifeng’s goals when she moved to PEI was to learn more about both the local and Canadian cultures. Owning a tourism business in Cavendish allows her the chance to experience Canadian culture first hand.
The two business partners are motivated to continue learning more about the tourism industry and to continually improving their business. They hope to open another business together; a year-round operation to keep them busy in the off-season. In an effort to learn more about tourism, Zoe is planning to attend Holland College to study Travel and Tourism Management. Haifeng is also considering enrolment at Holland College.
Haifeng offers this advice to anyone looking to come to PEI to start a business - "Some may think it (PEI) is too small, but the longer you stay, the more you will like it."