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Dear Tourism Industry Colleague,
We are pleased to extend to your business an opportunity to register with our Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) and participate in the many collaborative marketing programs directed at the positive development of tourism in the Kootenay Rockies region.
As one of British Columbia’s six official DMOs, we are contracted to deliver cost-shared collaborative marketing and promotional programs. These programs are integrated with the overall provincial tourism strategies and are supported financially by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.
Our goals are essentially very straight forward. We are committed to assist the businesses and communities of the Kootenay Rockies region to develop an integrated, coordinated and effective regional tourism industry through strategic initiatives directed at product development, marketing and advocacy.
We believe a tourism industry of this nature can play a key role in providing dynamic business opportunities, job creation and an increase in quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
We invite you to register as a Tourism Partner with Kootenay Rockies Tourism and be a part of the Kootenay Rockies tourism industry - an industry with a bright future.
Thank you for your interest.
Yours in tourism,
Managing Director, Kootenay Rockies Tourism
TOURISM PARTNER REGISTRATION
Registration as a 'Tourism Partner' is available to tourism businesses, organizations, communities and consortiums actively operating a business, facility or service which is a component of a destination vacation package and/or experience in the Kootenay Rockies region. (southeast corner of British Columbia).
There is no fee to become a Tourism Partner. And, the free benefits of joining as a Partner include the following:
WEBSITE LINK- A direct link from our Partners page to your website.
COLLECTIVE REPRESENTATION IN DESTINATION MARKETING - Representatives from Kootenay Rockies staff attend several International Marketplace and various Consumer Trade Shows. The entire region and all of its tourism products are promoted to Tour Operators, Media and Consumers from around the world (i.e. Japan, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the UK, Canada, United States & more).
BROCHURE DISTRIBUTION – Your individual brochure will be mailed-out with the regional publications to the destination visitor (upon request).
ENQUIRY REFERRAL SERVICE - ‘WHAT’S NEW, What’s New, what’s new!’ We are asked this question on a daily basis from Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Media and our Industry Partners (i.e. Ministry of Tourism, Canadian Tourism Commission, etc.). Information is given to these Industry Partners, in hopes of media stories for our region and new tour routes for Tour Operators.
We will also include your ‘new product information’ in the Ministry of Tourism's New Product Bulletin. This publication is printed three times a year and is available in hard copy and electronic format. The publication is made available to the Travel Trade and Ministry of Tourism’s partners.
TOUR OPERATOR CONTACTS - Upon return from several ‘Tour Operator Marketplaces’, including Canada’s West and Rendezvous Canada there are Sales Leads available to the ‘export ready’ Partners, enabling each Partner to complete a direct follow-up with each Tour Operator.
INDUSTRY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES - All Partners are invited to our Tourism Industry Conference and Annual General Meeting. The meeting provides the Partners’ with the year-end financial statements, a year-in-review, what’s new, guest speakers, workshops and fun activities.
Partners are also encouraged to visit the provincial website to find out about their organization, one of our ‘key’ Tourism Partners. Regional tourism statistics are also available to view and download from the Gov.bc.ca website and Kootenay Rockies business website: KRTourism.ca/Research.
In addition, all ‘Partners’ may participate in various marketing programs for which their business is eligible. These marketing programs are cost-shared by Destination British Columbia. Partners are able to promote their tourism business in regional publications, consumer trade shows, magazine & newspaper campaigns and other projects. For additional information on all of the programs, please view the Marketing Opportunities*.
*Not all Tourism Partners are eligible to participate in all projects delivered under the Tourism Partners Program.
To register to become an Tourism Partner, please click below for the registration form:
INDUSTRY PARTNER REGISTRATION
Still interested in getting involved with Kootenay Rockies Tourism, but your business is not in the Kootenay Rockies region or not a 'direct' tourism business (i.e. Real Estate Development, Media, Advertising/Promotion, Printing, etc). We would still like to know more about you!
Please register as an Industry Partner. It's free too! You will be added to our comprehensive database, invited to our annual Tourism Industry Conference and sent our News Announcements.
To register to become an Industry Partner, please click below for the registration form: