Tourism Vancouver Island’s 2017-2018 Board of Directors announced

Tourism Vancouver Island’s 2017-2018 Board of Directors was announced at the business meeting during the association’s 54th Conference and AGM held September 19-21 in beautiful Sidney by the Sea. READ MORE

Tourism Vancouver Island: Updates from our team

Marketing: Our website has seen a number of positive changes in the last few months aimed at increasing the performance for both stakeholders and consumers. The most prominent change is the new “My Travel Plans” feature, which has been added to all stakeholder listings on www.VancouverIsland.travel. READ MORE

How Destination BC is working to help BC tourism during the wildfires

This year is turning out to be one of British Columbia’s worst wildfire seasons on record. Since April 1st, there have been over 1,000 wildfires that have burned more than 1,000,000 hectares. Our thoughts are with the residents and businesses in the communities directly affected by these blazes. Safety is always our primary concern.READ MORE

Aboriginal Tourism BC Appoints new CEO

Aboriginal Tourism BC (AtBC) is proud to announce Tracy Eyssens as its Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Eyssens has been a long standing partner of AtBC’s for the last 17 years. She brings 20 years of experience working at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Throughout the 20 years, Ms Eyssens worked in a number of positions at the organization where she ultimately landed in Economic Development. READ MORE

Learn how to develop and deliver outstanding visitor-focused Remarkable Experiences

The Remarkable Experiences Program is one-of-a-kind tourism program in Canada developed by Destination British Columbia and delivered in partnership with Tourism Vancouver Island. It is designed to support small and medium sized tourism operators in BC in developing and delivering outstanding, visitor-focused experiences while extending their digital and social media marketing efforts. READ MORE

There’s still time to register for the TIAC 2017 Tourism Congress, Nov 28-29, Gatineau

The Tourism Congress has welcomed delegates from across the country for many years. As such we are giving it a makeover, a fresh take on content and format that will ensure Congress as always remains the national hub for critical discussion on industry issues and networking with industry and government. READ MORE

Career Opportunity with Snuneymuxw First Nation

In 2014, Snuneymuxw First Nation (“SFN”) Chief and Council created a master company called Petroglyph Development Group (“PDG”) to manage and generate economic development for SFN. Since then, PDG has grown to include three subsidiary companies (collectively called ‘The Group’) and continues to capitalize on exciting business opportunities.

PDG is seeking to hire a full-time Chief Executive Officer to oversee and manage The Group. READ MORE

New TourismNanaimo.com website launched

A new website at TourismNanaimo.com offers visitors an intuitive and streamlined source of information for online trip planning. Information is well-organized and the overall look is clean and BC-brand compliant. The current 360° Creative Concept has been applied but can easily be stripped out so the website has legs for years to come. There is an emphasis placed on booking overnight stays (with a booking widget on all pages) and extended stays (through itineraries) with room to profile our stakeholders. READ MORE

Last chance to register for the Vancouver Island Economic Summit, held October 25 & 26

The Vancouver Island State of the Island Economic Summit is heading into its 11th year. Since 2007, the summit has been providing a venue and a forum for businesses and stakeholders on Vancouver Island to learn about and understand the State of the Island Economy. Youth, First Nations, Political Leaders, Business Leaders, Small Business and other inspirational leaders on Vancouver Island participate in championing actions that will position Vancouver Island in the Global Marketplace.

For a list of speakers, workshops, schedules and more information, click here.

2017 Canadian Tourism Awards Finalists Announced

Winners of the awards will be revealed at the awards ceremony during the last night of the Tourism Congress on November 29. Here are the awards and the finalists: READ MORE

Join the World’s largest earthquake drill: October 19 @ 10:19 am

If an earthquake occurred at your workplace right now, what would you and your co-workers do? Do you know if your children would be safe? What about any of your neighbors? Earthquakes can happen anytime, anywhere, and that’s why more than 350,000 British Columbians and counting are coming together through the Great British Columbia ShakeOut! READ MORE