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.
CALL FOR OFFERS: PACIFIC. AUTHENTIC. DISCOVERY PASSPORT
Tourism Richmond will be launching the Pacific. Authentic. Discovery Passport to entice visitors and locals to come explore Richmond. If you would like to submit a special discount or offer, or would like to learn more about the program, please contact us today!
WE ARE RICHMOND BC: OPEN FOR BUSINESS POSTERS
Download customizable We're Open - Support Local signage (11" x 17") to let your customers know when you're open, what types of services you're offering and how they can contact you! Posters are available in English and Chinese.
RESIDENT SENTIMENT SURVEY SUMMARY RESULTS
Tourism Richmond ran the first wave of the Resident Sentiment Survey to gauge how residents felt about welcoming visitors to the city, and to understand what future visitors from nearby communities were looking for as travel restrictions gradually lift.
BUSINESS RESILIENCY PROGRAM LAUNCHES
The City of Richmond launched a Richmond Business Resilience Program to help local businesses recover from closures and other impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, and to register for the program, please visit the link below.
WEEKLY MESSAGING GUIDE
This week, we continue to focus on encouraging British Columbians to visit local tourism and hospitality businesses, and plan their summer travel.
ROAD TO RECOVERY SERIES 2 LAUNCHES
Destination BC has launched their second series of Road to Recovery webinars. See below for the upcoming webinars and registration links.
- June 16: SEO in Uncertain Times: How it can Help Recovery Efforts - Register here
- June 18: Adapting Customer Service & Guest Communication in a Pandemic Impacted Business Environment | Register here
- June 23: Facebook + Instagram for Travel: Building a Strong Foundation | Register here
- June 25: Returning to Work: Protecting Mental Health | Register here
- July 7: Revisiting your COVID-19 Safety Plan | Register here
You can find previous webinar recordings here.
NEW HUB FOR BUYING (AND SELLING) PPES LAUNCHES
The Government of Canada launched a supply hub for resources and information to help organizations sell and buy PPE during the pandemic.
INTRODUCING: B.C. MEETINGS & EVENTS INDUSTRY WORKING GROUP
Convened on May 15 2020, the B.C. Meetings & Events Industry Working Group's primary objective is to collaborate with industry to develop an effective restart plan for designing and executing meetings and events with safety and responsibility at the forefront, in adherence to government mandates that mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Working Group is currently working to draft a comprehensive set of COVID-19 Industry Best Practices Guideline for the B.C. Meetings & Events industry, in collaboration with industry.
COVID-19 TOURISM WORKFORCE IMPACT SURVEY
To help shape recovery efforts and ensure they are providing targeted, useful, and timely resources to tourism businesses across the country, Tourism HR Canada has launched the COVID-19 Tourism Workforce Impact Survey.
We appreciate that tourism businesses have been asked to fill out many surveys and provide various types of information over the past few months. The research being conducted through this survey does not appear to be covered elsewhere.
Deadline for responses: June 26, 2020
RICHMOND COMPANY OFFERS DISCOUNTS TO EXPAND PATIOS
Richmond Building Supplies will be offering decking material at cost and waive delivery fees over the next three months for local independent businesses. Thank you, Richmond Building Supplies!