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 tourism

• Membership ensures your business is part of our efforts

• Join the Bowen brand today … start benefitting now!

Your membership includes valuable opportunities…

  • Online web listing or web page – depending on which package you select
  • Online marketing via advertisements and social media
  • Promotional 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 2018 activities … with many more to come in 2019

Top 2 web results for “Bowen Island” searches

TBI’s website recorded a 100% increase in users and a 110% in sessions over the past year – with a high of 1,553 page views per day. Increase online exposure for your business.

Social media

Don’t have time? We can help. #Explorebc has over 4 million posts. We can help you tap into the social media hub.

Tourism partnerships

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

Visitor information services

We operate the Visitor Information Centre. In 2017 we recorded a 83% increase and this year a 45% increase – over 21,000 visitors assisted May through September. Our year-round promotions and enhanced services are driving increases.

Trade and consumer shows

Trade & travel shows included the Outdoor Adventures Show – BC’s largest adventure-travel show – and Tourism Vancouver’s Showcase.

Secrets of Bowen Island – official brochure

40,000 copies printed and distributed throughout BC in 2018 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 2019.

New Visitor Information Map/Guide
New for 2019 is a user-friendly visitor information map. This carefully designed tear-away map will assist both foot and vehicle visitors, highlighting the island’s key attractions, including trails, beaches, parks, popular sites, and Bowen’s cultural attractions. This will be the main map distributed through the Visitor Information Centre. 20,000 copies will be printed.

Tourism Bowen Island members receive a 10% discount on all ads (except for already discounted offers.)
Booking deadline November 20, 2018..

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 November 30
  • 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
$99 / year
LISTING - your listing (name & phone number) in the TBI website directory with a link to your website
TRADE SHOWS - opportunity to have your promotional materials distributed at trade shows and marketplaces (at a membership discount)
ADVERTISE - priority advertising at the Visitors Centre
ADVERTISE - at the Welcome Kiosk
 
 
 
 
PLUS
$199 / year
LISTING - your listing (name & phone number) in the TBI website directory with a link to your website
TRADE SHOWS - opportunity to have your promotional materials distributed at trade shows and marketplaces (at a membership discount)
ADVERTISE - priority advertising at the Visitors Centre
ADVERTISE - at the Welcome Kiosk
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
$299/ year
LISTING - your listing (name & phone number) in the TBI website directory with a link to your website
TRADE SHOWS - opportunity to have your promotional materials distributed at trade shows and marketplaces (at a membership discount)
ADVERTISE - priority advertising at the Visitors Centre
ADVERTISE - at the Welcome Kiosk
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
SOCIAL MEDIA - posts promoting your business posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram each month
BASIC
$49 / year
LISTING - your listing (name & phone number) in the TBI website directory with a link to your website
TRADE SHOWS - opportunity to have your promotional materials distributed at trade shows and marketplaces (at a membership discount)
ADVERTISE - priority advertising at the Visitors Centre
ADVERTISE - at the Welcome Kiosk
 
 
 
 
PLUS
$99 / year
LISTING - your listing (name & phone number) in the TBI website directory with a link to your website
TRADE SHOWS - opportunity to have your promotional materials distributed at trade shows and marketplaces (at a membership discount)
ADVERTISE - priority advertising at the Visitors Centre
ADVERTISE - at the Welcome Kiosk
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 link to your website
TRADE SHOWS - opportunity to have your promotional materials distributed at trade shows and marketplaces (at a membership discount)
ADVERTISE - priority advertising at the Visitors Centre
ADVERTISE - at the Welcome Kiosk
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
SOCIAL MEDIA - posts promoting your business posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram each month

About Us

Who: Tourism Bowen Island Association is a registered not-for-profit membership- driven destination marketing organization (DMO). Our mandate is to promote 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.
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 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.
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.