Memberships and Online Promotions | Bowen Island

Membership Benefits…

• Our mission is to showcase Bowen Island and promote sustainable tourism and economic development

• Membership ensures your business is part of our efforts

• Join the Bowen brand today … start benefitting now!

Membership offers valuable opportunities…3 different levels and benefits packages

  • Online web listing or web page – depending on which package you select
  • Online marketing via advertisements and social media
  • Priority brochure display and referrals through Visitor Information Services
  • 10% advertising discount in Bowen Island Visitor Map & Must-Sees
  • Inclusion in promotional activities including industry shows and travel media
  • Networking with local businesses

Here are a few of our 2021 activities

#1 web result for “Bowen Island” searches

Whenever anyone searches for Bowen Island – TBI’s website comes up first on all search engines (Chrome, Safari, Firefox). TBI’s website recorded over 108,000 users in 2021 an 18.5% increase over 2020. And now that travel is opening up, TBI’s website recorded over 50% increase in views for the first four months of 2022 (January through April) in comparsion to the same period in 2021. People are keen to travel and TBI’s website is the go-to resource for trip planners.

Tourism partnerships

Our promotional efforts are leveraged through our collaborations with Destination BC, Destination Canada, and Tourism Vancouver.

Social media

#Explorebc has over 5 million uses (2019) which equates to approximately 750 million impressions. Tourism Bowen Island’s social channels are growing daily with over 2,100 Facebook followers and over 3,000 Instagram followers. We can help you tap into the social media hub. If you don’t currently follow our social channels, start today so that you can increase your reach.

Youtube video marketing

Check out our Youtube channel and subscribe today. Video marketing is becoming increasingly important and Tourism Bowen Island will continue to focus on paid video promotions to expand reach and attract visitors.

Visitor Information Centre & Services

We operate the Visitor Information Centre May through September, providing valuable destination management. In pre-COVID 2019 we assisted over 31,000 visitors, a 47% increase over 2018 and a 286% increase over 2016. Last year, 2021, with reduced travel due to COVID, staff assisted 18,500 visitors. Our year-round promotions and enhanced services are driving increases throughout the year.

Trade and consumer shows

We attend the Les Clefs d’Or Showcase (hotel concierge society), Vancouver’s most important tourism industry event prior to the busy visitor season..

New Bowen Island Must-See Map & Guide

For 2022 the Map & Must-Sees guide is being updated, reformatted and expanded. This is the main print promotions for 2022 and it will be distributed off-island as well as used as the main map at the Visitor Centre. 35,000 copies will be printed and it offers really good exposure and value. This is a user-friendly visitor information map that has been carefully designed and is very popular with both foot and vehicle visitors. The map highlights the island’s key attractions, including trails, beaches, parks, and popular sites.

Postponed due to COVID – Secrets of Bowen Island – official brochure

Due to the slow recover from COVID, the Secrets brochure –  Bowen’s official tourism marketing publication – has been postponed for 2022. If national and international travel bounces back, we will look at printing the brochure in late 2022 or early 2023. In the meantime, we look forward to a new digital copy of the brochure being available on our new website. Stay tuned for more information.

Tourism Bowen Island members receive a 10% discount on all ads (except for already discounted offers.)
Booking deadline May 15, 2022.

Membership Sign Up

Purchase your membership today to receive your benefits and be part of Bowen’s brand

  • Annual membership renews May 1, 2022.
  • Did you know our individual supporter and nonprofit organization memberships start at $50.00?
  • Let’s talk about how you will benefit from membership. You can reach us at 604-200-2399 or email info@tourismbowenisland.com.

We highly recommend the Plus and Premium options for their larger marketing exposure and higher engagement opportunity through more colour, imagery and information.

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPSNON-PROFIT MEMBERSHIPS
BASIC
$150 / year
LISTING - your listing (name & phone number) in the TBI website directory with a hyperlink to your website.
TRADE SHOWS - opportunities to participate in trade shows and have your promotional materials distributed (at a membership discount).
ADVERTISE - receive 10% discount on advertisements in TBI's Secrets brochure and Bowen Must-See map.
PROMOTE - your brochure, priority placement, at Visitor Centre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
PLUS
$250 / year
LISTING - your listing (name & phone number) in the TBI website directory with a hyperlink to your website.
TRADE SHOWS - opportunities to participate in trade shows and have your promotional materials distributed (at a membership discount).
ADVERTISE - receive 10% discount on advertisements in TBI's Secrets brochure and Bowen Must-See map.
PROMOTE - your brochure, priority placement, at Visitor Centre.
WEB PHOTO - your business photo in the TBI website directory that links to your dedicated web page.
WEB PAGE - your dedicated web page with up to 300 words, 1 additional photo and a Google map identifying your location.
ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONS - option to add an additional webpage under a different category and options to add social media marketing. Please inquire.
 
 
 
PREMIUM
$350/ year
LISTING - your listing (name & phone number) in the TBI website directory with a hyperlink to your website
TRADE SHOWS - opportunities to participate in trade shows and have your promotional materials distributed (at a membership discount)
ADVERTISE - receive 10% discount on advertisements in TBI's Secrets brochure and Bowen Must-See map.
PROMOTE - your brochure, priority placement, at Visitor Centre.
WEB PHOTO - your business photo in the TBI website directory that links to your dedicated web page.
WEB PAGE - your dedicated web page with up to 300 words, 1 additional photo and a Google map identifying your location.
WEB AD - your colourful, professional advertisement in the sidebar of a website page.
NEWSLETTER - one feature article about your business written and published in TBI's newsletter.
SOCIAL MEDIA - your newsletter article will be posted on TBI's social channels.
ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONS - option to add an additional webpage under a different category and additional social media marketing. Please inquire.
BASIC
$50 / year
LISTING - your listing (name & phone number) in the TBI website directory with a hyperlink to your website.
TRADE SHOWS - opportunities to participate in trade shows and have your promotional materials distributed (at a membership discount).
ADVERTISE - receive 10% discount on advertisements in TBI's Secrets brochure and Bowen Must-See map.
PROMOTE - your brochure, priority placement, at Visitor Centre.
 
 
 
 
PLUS
$125 / year
LISTING - your listing (name & phone number) in the TBI website directory with a hyperlink to your website.
TRADE SHOWS - opportunities to participate in trade shows and have your promotional materials distributed (at a membership discount).
ADVERTISE - receive 10% discount on advertisements in TBI's Secrets brochure and Bowen Must-See map.
PROMOTE - your brochure, priority placement, at Visitor Centre.
WEB PHOTO - your business photo in the TBI website directory that links to your dedicated web page.
WEB PAGE - your dedicated web page with up to 300 words, 1 additional photo and a Google map identifying your location.
 
 
PREMIUM
$225/ year
LISTING - your listing (name & phone number) in the TBI website directory with a hyperlink to your website.
TRADE SHOWS - opportunities to participate in trade shows and have your promotional materials distributed (at a membership discount).
ADVERTISE - receive 10% discount on advertisements in TBI's Secrets brochure and Bowen Must-See map.
PROMOTE - your brochure, priority placement, at Visitor Centre.
WEB PHOTO - your business photo in the TBI website directory that links to your dedicated web page
WEB PAGE - your dedicated web page with up to 300 words, 1 additional photo and a Google map identifying your location.
NEWSLETTER - one feature article about your nonprofit written and published in TBI's newsletter.
SOCIAL MEDIA - your newsletter article will be posted on TBI's social channels.

About Us

Who: Tourism Bowen Island Association is a registered not-for-profit membership- driven destination marketing and destination management organization (DMO). Our mandate is to promote sustainable tourism on Bowen Island; to provide a centralized structure for tourism on Bowen Island; to provide effective management and oversight of tourism on Bowen Island; to foster economic development through tourism; and to help protect and preserve Bowen’s natural habitats, cultural assets and community wellbeing through destination management practices and policies..
What: We promote Bowen Island to leisure travelers, meeting planners, travel and social media, and tourism professionals. Through a wide range of efforts and services we help build a strong, sustainable tourism economy on Bowen and we help support the success of our members. Through the visitor centre and our website, we provide valuable information services to visitors from all around the world and manage visitations using destination management best practices and policies.
Why: As a member, you receive many direct benefits, such as an online website listing and promotional exposure through our marketing efforts. We are your connection and voice to BC’s tourism industry, advocating on your behalf and collaborating with government, tourism agencies, industry professionals and the media. Membership offers many benefits and, in return, it’s an important support of our work. Please join today.