Tourism Richmond would not be the same without Danica Stanley, the Business Development Specialist. Congratulations to Danica, for celebrating 1 year with the team!

Danica Stanley – Specialist, Business Development

Read on to learn some fun facts about Danica!

Describe the role of the Specialist, Business Development

In my role, I work on keeping the Business Development Department organized, while also assisting with Meeting Planner Request for Proposals (RFP), site tours, and familiarization (FAM) trips. Our goal as the Business Development department is to promote the destination to meeting planners on why they should host their next meeting in Richmond BC.

What is your favourite part about your role? What do you enjoy the most about working for Tourism Richmond?

I enjoy many aspects of my role, but especially enjoy being part of a team that is passionate about our work! Additionally, I love to share with travellers and meeting planners all the insider knowledge there is to know about Richmond.

Where is your favourite spot in Richmond to (eat, bike, walk, etc.)?

My favourite spot in Richmond to walk or bike would be the No. 3 Road Dog Park towards Steveston Village, along the dyke trail and board walk. My all-time favourite place to dine at is Kisamos Greek Taverna, located in Steveston Village! I previously worked there in high school and college, and I still enjoy ordering takeout at least once a month. My personal favourites are the restaurant’s roast lamb, homous, and keftethes.

What is one thing you’re most proud of since working at Tourism Richmond?

There are many projects that I am proud of, however, one that stands out is when I planned and organized Tourism Richmond’s first post-pandemic FAM trip. Last September, our team hosted eight meeting planners from Ontario and showed them the highlights of what Richmond has to offer. Some of the places we took them to included the Richmond Night Market, Steveston Village, and the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The Business Development team and FAM attendees at the Richmond Olympic Oval
The Business Development team and FAM attendees on the Voyage of the Gikumi Tour
For any visitors who have never been to Richmond, give them one suggestion on what they should do during their stay.

Grab a frozen yogurt in a waffle cone (Raspberry/Peach is my favourite combination) from Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt and go for a walk through Steveston. There are excellent restaurants, shopping, nature, and people-watching throughout the village. You will often find me at the Steveston playground and water park during the summer months with my daughter. 

Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt | Photo Credit: Danica Stanley