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Industry Trends and DataDestination BC, the province’s tourism marketing organization, along with Destination Canada, each month produce data that shows the trends in visitation to the country and province. Although the indicators aren’t specific to Richmond, one can interpret and extrapolate from the data to determine the net effect in our destination and most importantly, how a business in Richmond can take advantage of the trends and boost the local visitor economy.

JULY: MESSAGE FROM CEO BRUCE OKABE

Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:00 PM

Bruce OkabeDear Team Richmond,

Summer is upon us and this summer is shaping up to be one of the busiest ever for our hotels and tourism businesses. Inbound flights into YVR are seeing record capacity and the Canadian dollar relative to other currencies continues to make our destination popular for those coming for a Metro Vancouver experience.

BRUCE OKABE NAMED NEW CEO OF TOURISM RICHMOND

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:00 AM

RICHMOND, B.C. – Tourism Richmond has announced that Bruce Okabe has taken the position as Chief Executive Officer of the organization beginning March 15. Mr. Okabe will now lead British Columbia’s fourth largest destination marketing organization (DMO) and Canada’s leading hotel occupancy destination. 

RICHMOND, B.C. – Did you know there are over 20 different types of Asian dumplings? Dumplings come in all shapes and forms, from water-boiled, to deep-fried, steamed and even dessert dumplings. In Richmond, B.C. there is no shortage of dumplings to choose from and Tourism Richmond is inviting visitors to sample some of the delicious options that the city has to offer through a new tour, the Dumpling Trail.