2018 Tourism Season Launch Event
Thursday May 3, Doors open at 1 PM
At the Kwa’lilas Hotel and nax’id’ Pub
9040 Granville Street in Port Hardy
Sessions 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Social 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Each spring, Vancouver Island North Tourism hosts a stakeholder event that offers educational sessions and a chance for local tourism operators to do some pre-season networking. This event is FREE to attend.

Pre-registration is required by Tuesday May 1:
Please contact 250 902-9115 or email gaby@vancouverislandnorth.ca to register


1 PM       Doors open

1:30 PM  Welcome & Introductions

2 PM  Tourism Industry Update: Vancouver Island North Region
Get current during the Vancouver Island North tourism industry update. Learn how the region and the communities are presenting this region as a tourism destination, where the message is being promoted, and how this work is being measured.

2:30 PM  Networking Break

3 PM      Digital Marketing
Hannah Smith, Social Media & Content Specialist with Tourism Vancouver Island, will share insights on the changing digital landscape and share best practices for tourism businesses to stay visible.

Plus, learn about Tourism Vancouver Island’s new Google DMO Partnership Program and how they can assist your business with optimizing your existing listings, and providing 360° photography.

4:15 PM  Wrap-up

4:30 PM  Tourism Social
After the formal schedule is wrapped up, we will move to the pub to continue casual networking.
Grab a drink or a bite to eat with your tourism colleagues. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar with drink specials.

RSVP to save your spot now: Email gaby@vancouverislandnorth.ca

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