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.

 

TOURISM RICHMOND UPDATES

Britannia Brewing - Photo: BC Ale TrailCALL 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!

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We're Open: Support Local Posters for BusinessWE 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. 

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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. 

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CITY OF RICHMOND UPDATES

City of Richmond logoBUSINESS 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.

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DESTINATION BRITISH COLUMBIA UPDATES

Destination British Columbia LogoWEEKLY MESSAGING GUIDE

This week, we continue to focus on encouraging British Columbians to visit local tourism and hospitality businesses, and plan their summer travel.

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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.

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA UPDATES

Government of Canada logoNEW 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.

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OTHER UPDATES

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. 

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Go2HR LogoCOVID-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

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Richmond Building SuppliesRICHMOND 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!

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