Dear Team Richmond,

It’s hard to believe we’re less than a month away from Canada’s West Marketplace trade show. We’re super excited to welcome over 700 plus buyers and sellers who help shape the decisions for leisure travelers in BC and Alberta.

Canada’s West Marketplace 2019

As the host city for this year’s CWM, we’re busy putting together FAM tours and activity tours for all the conference delegates – and we’re having fun doing it. Our incredibly talented team has put together several engaging and themed FAM tours focusing on Richmond’s best offerings. Have a peek at a couple of the activity tours we’ve put together:

East Meets West Shopping Experience

This activity tour was designed for shoppers! With partners like Aberdeen Centre and McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport, we’re able to bring together two different shopping – and dining – experiences for attendees to indulge in.

Flying Birds and Flying Beaver

Attendees on this activity tour will visit Iona Beach Regional Park to develop basic birding skills with a Birds Canada guide. They’ll take part in a bird walk to get a glimpse into the life of an avian world traveler. We’ll also take them to the Flying Beaver for some microbrews and snacks, as well as some plane spotting along the way.

Our talented team is always putting together FAM tours for travel trade, meetings & conventions and media – don’t hesitate to reach out to our team members if you’d like to participate in future FAMs!

NEW Richmond Event Incentive

I’m very excited to announce that we, with support of our 20+ hotel partners, are launching a new incentive for meeting planners who choose Richmond, BC for their meetings or conferences!

Meeting planners can apply to earn up to $10 per room night – up to a maximum of $10,000 – to put towards their event costs when eligible meetings are booked in the city from January 2020 and beyond.

Click here for full details.

As always, I welcome thoughtful feedback, comments and questions and my door is always open. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.


Nancy Small
Tourism Richmond Team Member