DISCOVER COMOX VALLEY MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
Discover Comox Valley and the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre (Comox Valley) offer a range of marketing opportunities around key campaigns, initiatives and events throughout the year. From signature event participation to sponsorship, co-op marketing, ad inclusions and on-line business listings, leverage and enhance your business profile in the community with us!
RENEW YOUR LISTING ON DISCOVERCOMOXVALLEY.COM
Business Listing – $250/year – The no-frills version but cost effective. Get a listing with a 50 word description and an image, website link and ad placement alphabetically in the category of your business.
Featured Business Listing – $400/year – The Best option on DiscoverComoxValley.com, you get a listing with a 50 word description, images, website link and ad placement at the top in the category listing of your business.
LET THE VANCOUVER ISLAND VISITOR CENTRE EXTEND YOUR SALES FORCE!
Over 240k visitors and guests have accessed the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre since it opened in 2011, welcoming around ~30k individuals a year from BC, Canada and around the world!
Businesses interested in intercepting visitors or learning how they can use and leverage the Centre – please view the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre Marketing & Sales Services and read on:
The Vancouver Island Visitor Centre displays brochures from local businesses in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The Visitor Centre also maintains the brochure racking at the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ). These brochures are given out to visitors who are planning their stay in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island or British Columbia. Racking Contract
There are five screens located in each corner of the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre which display various outdoor/indoor activities and things to do not only in the Comox Valley, but all over Vancouver Island. Each screen rotates through the ads at different times thus giving the visitors a visual experience of things they can do in the Comox Valley and surrounding areas. Many visitors ask for more information from information they have seen on the TVs which leads directly to bookings of tours and activities. There is also a big screen TV behind the front counter that displays all the events happening in the Comox Valley for the next two weeks.
The Vancouver Island Visitor Centre offers hallway signage and signage in each of our bathrooms that enable us to put your attraction, business or tour right in front of visitors on a daily basis. These can be booked on a monthly basis making it easy to target specific time periods or to showcase a time sensitive event or tour.
Google My Business Partnership
The Vancouver Island Visitor Centre has partnered with Google to become a Google DMO. The Google DMO program is designed to verify a firm’s “My Google Business” profile and once it has been claimed, help businesses optimize their listing by updating their business information, responding to Google Reviews and to post notices, events and other useful information onto their listings. Another interesting aspect of the program is “360”. Full perspective pictures can be posted to further enhance the appeal of a Google Business listing.
The Google DMO Partnership Program is an initiative that seeks to engage destinations around the world through opportunities to enhance consumer facing content across a range of Google’s products and tools. Over 200 destination marketing organizations have enrolled in the program that is designed to provide tools and tactics to improve the completeness, quality and accuracy of destination content across Google Maps, Destination Travel Guides and more. Contact the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre to book a Google My Business appointment today, 250-400-2882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retail Consignment Program
The Vancouver Island Visitor Centre offers products made locally in the Comox Valley or Vancouver Island. Visitors are always on the lookout for locally made products – we work closely with our local artisans in showcasing and promoting their products. Click here to view the Consignment Agreement.
Online Tours and Ticket Sales
Vancouver Island Visitor Centre can help your tours get exposure and bookings via our discovercomoxvalley.com website booking platform Rezgo. Our website is linked on all Social Media and Marketing. Check out our Online Booking Agreement here.
Free Event Listing
List your Comox Valley event on our events calendar for free. Just supply a catchy photo along with a link to your event for more details and a small write up and the Visitor Centre will publish it once it’s been proofed. This calendar is linked to other businesses as well as on all of our Social Media and E-Newsletters and used in counselling visitors when they are looking for things to do while in the Comox Valley. Submit your event here.
To view Vancouver Island Visitor Centre reports, click here.