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Tourism Vancouver Island engages with the travel trade on a number of different distribution channels. Our trade team facilitates creative, collaborative, win-win partnerships with operators in Canada, U.S. and in the overseas markets.  They have the experience, connections and enthusiasm to assist operators with the creation and fulfillment of new itineraries best suited for their clients.

Travel Trade Services

Tourism Vancouver Island engages with the travel trade on a number of different distribution channels. Our trade team facilitates creative, collaborative, win-win partnerships with operators in Canada, U.S. and in the overseas markets.  They have the experience, connections and enthusiasm to assist operators with the creation and fulfillment of new itineraries best suited for their clients.

Tourism Vancouver Island supports the travel trade in a variety of practical, efficient and rewarding ways. These include:  

Stakeholder Support

Our registered stakeholders value client relationships at all levels of the business: customer, receptive tour operator (RTO), tour operators/travel operators, and retail travel agents alike.  As export-ready suppliers, they are committed to:

To determine if your business is ready to work with travel trade, please review Destination BC’s Travel Trade Standards and Self-Assessment.

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Travel Media

Faced with the delightful prospect of travelling on assignment to Vancouver Island?  Begin the journey by contacting our Travel Media Manager to capitalize on a wealth of knowledge, insights and connections.

Tourism Vancouver Island works with journalists, freelance writers, social influencers, editors and broadcasters to assist with suggested itineraries customized for the particulars of story assignments, fact-checking, image sourcing, stakeholder connections and story ideas.

You’ll also find us at media marketplaces including Go Media and various Travel Media Association of Canada events throughout the year. Please stop by and say hello!

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