Next week, from February 22nd to the 24th, is the annual British Columbia Tourism Industry Conference (BCTIC) conference and it’s being held right here on our own home turf! In fact, just a few blocks over from our office, in downtown Victoria, on beautiful Vancouver Island.
For over 20 years, BC’s Tourism Industry Association has been working with tourism businesses and stakeholders across the province to provide a forum to learn about key issues, trends, challenges, and best practices from industry experts.
Tourism is the peanut butter to Victoria’s jam. We are one of the most visited cities in Canada, earning awards such as Top Island in North America, Best Island in the World, #1 Destination to Visit in Canada (Lonely Planet named Canada the Top Country to Travel 2017). So naturally, we take a lot of pride in providing the best experience possible to all of our guests.
I guess you could say we’re a bit passionate about home.
With over four million visitors to the city alone, there are countless activities and adventures that get booked year round. And because we’re a company full of travelers and adventure seekers, we take a big interest in supporting local tourism.
We are proud to be a sponsor this year and have the opportunity to meet local tourism experts and enthusiasts. We work closely with many local ziplines, adventure parks, whale watching tours, and more, right here on the island and celebrate any opportunity to connect and reconnect with our community face-to-face.
We are always taking an active approach within our community to work one-on-one with local vendors and operators. We try to learn from first-hand experience (by going whale watching, ziplining, bungee jumping, horseback riding, or solving our way out of an escape room!) to understand the needs of our tour and business owners.
The value we get from working with our local clients not only gives us insights into how they use Checkfront’s booking system, but also the opportunity to continue building a product that adds value to their business. Bonus, we’ve made some great friendships along the way.
Come say hi to us at our booth in the Sponsor Showcase area. We have lots of new and exciting things to share and demo. If you’re new to the conference like we are, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make time to connect. Or if it’s your first time in Victoria, email us so we can show you around our beautiful home!
Tourism Industry Association British Columbia 2017 Conference
When: February 22, 23, 24, 2017
Where: Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7