Destination BC Tourism Marketing Committee: Vancouver Island Call for Applications

Destination British Columbia is currently seeking a representative in the Vancouver Island region to serve on the Tourism Marketing Committee for a term beginning September 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2018. The Tourism Marketing Committee is comprised of representatives nominated by the Regional Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), along with two Destination BC Board members, and chaired by Destination BC’s CEO.

Application deadline is July 31, 2017. The Application Form and full details are available here.

Check out Tourism Vancouver Island’s new Island Moments consumer newsletter redesign!

To be more aligned with the association’s Find Your Element website, the Island Moments newsletter received a much need faceliftREAD MORE

Tourism Vancouver Island – Updates from our Team:

Marketing: Tourism Vancouver Island has produced three new videos showcasing the diversity and stunning beauty of the Vancouver Island region. Each video targets one of the three primary EQ Traveler Types: Authentic Experiencer; Cultural Explorer; and Free Spirit. The long-form versions of the videos are 90 seconds and there is also a 15-second version of each, which is ideal for social media and the average 16-second attention span for viewing videos.READ MORE

TIAC and Destination Canada: Tourism Town Hall

The Tourism Town Hall series, an event partnership between TIAC and Destination Canada, provides an opportunity to engage small and medium-sized business owner operators across Canada to better understand efforts being made on national tourism issues.READ MORE

Golf Vancouver Island: Golf Channel features the Vancouver Island Golf Trails

Ginella’s Journey – Vancouver Island was broadcast around the globe on April 12 on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive! And better yet, with so much content – it was a two part segment!READ MORE

Destination British Columbia: Help us keep up the momentum of #exploreBC

It’s the little hashtag that could. To date, #exploreBC has been used over 2.7-million times by visitors and residents.READ MORE

BC Camping News: Tips for staying safe around wildlife this summer

Wildlife viewing is a popular activity in British Columbia. Viewing platforms have been installed in some areas but often you will see wildlife as you drive BC’s highways.READ MORE

Destination Canada: Got a great story to share?

The 2017 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence are now open for submissions. These awards celebrate stellar content creation from the tourism industry and travel media. We’re looking for the best media itinerary and the most innovative PR campaign from our tourism industry partners.  Read more

Embracing our Roots: Tourism Vancouver Island’s 54th Annual Conference & AGM

Join Tourism Vancouver Island in Sidney from September 19 – 21 for their Annual Conference and AGM. Nestled on the shores of the Salish Sea, Sidney abounds in natural beauty, small-town charm, and almost limitless opportunities for recreation and cultural exploration—to say nothing of great restaurants, cafés, health and wellness services, boutique shopping and VI’s only seaside distillery!READ MORE

Award nominations for Vancouver Island tourism industry leaders is now open!

Every year Tourism Vancouver Island recognizes stakeholders who have significantly impacted our industry in various ways. 7 different awards will be presented to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated great efforts and achievements in the tourism industry over the past year. The award categories are:

  • Marketing campaign of the year (under $100,000)
  • Remarkable Experience of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Tourism Employee of the Year
  • Tourism Sustainability
  • Employer of the Year
  • Fortis BC Award

For more information on the award, eligibility, and criteria, please click here.

Tourism Industry Association of BC: Wildfire PSA

Summer is here and with it comes the hot weather and threat of wildfires. Download the Wildfires Public Service Announcement to remind visitors and residents of their responsibility for preventing fires. #BCTourismMatters

www.tiabc.ca/advocacy-policy-development/bctourismmatters/wildfire-psa-2016

go2HR: Baby Boomer Tool Kit

Tap into the “best kep secret” labour pool in our industry. Regardless of the state of the economy, finding and keeping good employees is an ongoing challenge for any organization.READ MORE

State of the Island Economic Summit: Oct 25-26, 2017

Early bird registration for the Vancouver Island Economic Summit is now open. Register before July 31 and save.READ MORE

Remarkable Business Spotlight: Kwa’lilas Hotel, Port Hardy

This issue’s remarkable business highlights the new Kwa’lilas Hotel, Port Hardy’s premier First Nations destination hotel, offering 85 guestrooms and a curated selection of authentic local Aboriginal arts and culture.READ MORE