Memberships and Online Promotions | Bowen Island

(for a printable version of the information below, download the pdf)

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
  • Promotional blog and e-newsletter
  • Priority brochure display and referrals through Visitor Information Services
  • 10% advertising discount in Secrets of Bowen Island (35,000) and visitor info map
  • Inclusion in promotional activities including trade shows and travel media
  • Networking with local businesses

Here are a few of our 2019 activities … with many more to come in 2020

#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 increases of 35% in users and 30% in sessions over the past year. Daily averages are 1,052 page views by 275 users but website traffic over the past year has been as high as 2,732 page views by 932 users on one day only.

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 which equates to approximately 750 million impressions. Tourism Bowen Island’s social channels are growing daily with over 1,700 Facebook followers and over 1,375 Instagram followers. We can help you tap into the social media hub.

Visitor Information Centre & Services

We operate the Visitor Information Centre May through September, providing valuable destination management. In 2019 we assisted over 31,000 visitors, a 47% increase over 2018 and a 286% increase over 2016. Our year-round promotions and enhanced services are driving increases throughout the year.

Trade and consumer shows

We attended Les Clefs d’Or Showcase (hotel concierge society) in May 2019, Vancouver’s most important tourism industry event prior to the busy visitor season..

Secrets of Bowen Island – official brochure

The Secrets brochure is Bowen’s official tourism marketing publication – inviting and enticing people to visit. 35,000 copies were printed and distributed throughout the Greater Vancouver Area in 2019 and the brochure is available digitally on our website for limitless exposure to national and international audiences. We’re keeping the same popular format for 2020.

New Bowen Island Must-See Map & Guide
We printed 20,000 copies of the new Bowen Island Must-See Map & Guide in 2019, a user-friendly visitor information map that is very popular. This carefully designed tear-away map will assists both foot and vehicle visitors, highlighting the island’s key attractions, including trails, beaches, parks, and popular sites. This map is the main map used at Visitor Information Centre. We’re keeping the same popular format for 2020.

Tourism Bowen Island members receive a 10% discount on all ads (except for already discounted offers.)
Booking deadline December 1, 2019.

Membership Sign Up

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

  • Annual membership renews October 1 – deadline for renewal is December 1.
  • Did you know our individual supporter and nonprofit organization memberships start at $49.00?
  • 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
$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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
PLUS
$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.
ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONS - option to add an additional webpage under a different category and options to add social media marketing. Please inquire.
 
 
 
PREMIUM
$325/ 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
$49 / 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
$99 / 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
$199/ 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.