Tourism Richmond is committed to providing our stakeholders reliable, accurate and timely information relating to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation in our community. We are working closely with our tourism counterparts in Metro Vancouver and at every level of government. We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the work we’re doing on your behalf.


MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO, NANCY SMALL

As BC enters phase two of its restart plans, we’re taking an in-depth look at what it means for the tourism industry and businesses in Richmond. Adopting new public safety and health guidelines are no easy feat – especially when there’s seemingly new information available at every turn and questions about how to make these guidelines work for your business. As such, our team has done quite a bit of legwork to help you navigate these complicated processes.

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GOOD NEWS STORIES

FEEL GOOD STORIES PART 2

There are quite a few stories of Richmond businesses demonstrating resilience and determination through these challenging times, and we wanted to highlight some more businesses who've gone above and beyond to give back to our community.  

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CITY OF RICHMOND UPDATES

TEMPORARY OUTDOOR PATIO APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The City of Richmond has approved an expedited process to allow restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs to have additional seating options to provide for social distancing. The program is now accepting applications - we urge you to get your application in today!

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DESTINATION BRITISH COLUMBIA UPDATES

TOURISM RESILIENCY PROGRAM APPLICATIONS STILL OPEN

Destination British Columbia has created a Tourism Resiliency Program for tourism businesses. This program provides one-on-one support to navigate the impact of the pandemic, and works with your business directly to find the right solutions within the federal and provincial government support programs available.

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WEBINAR REMINDER: EXPLOREBC... VIRTUALLY

Virtual experiences bring the sights and sounds of your experience, attraction, or destination to your visitors so that they can enjoy what you have to offer from the comforts of their home. Digital technology will play a more important role, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the months ahead. As businesses slowly begin to re-open, virtual experiences continue to be engaging social media content and, potentially, a great source of revenue for your business.

When: June 4, 2pm PT

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WEEKLY MESSAGING GUIDE

As we continue to follow directives from Health authorities, the messaging this week remains largely the same: stay close to home for now and support your local businesses.

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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA UPDATES

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY EXTENSION SURVEY

The Department of Finance Canada is seeking input of employers to inform its advice to the government on the future design of the CEWS. This quick survey is meant to gather high-level information about how employers use the program. 

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