2014 Travel Planner now available

Tourism Golden has released its 2014 Travel Planner and Manager Joanne Sweeting believes it is an improvement.

Tourism Golden has released its 2014 Travel Planner and Manager Joanne Sweeting believes it is an improvement upon the successful planners that have been produced in the past.

Upgrades for this year include additional pages for the wedding industry (which now has six pages of photos and information) and a new trip planning tool that is available online at www.tourismgolden.com/planner.

“People can create an itinerary, if they see a hotel, they can click ‘add to my trip’ and it goes into a holding place. Then they can go to that and they can allocate it on a per day basis, so that they can create a full and very detailed itinerary,” Sweeting said.

“We are trying to get people beyond the stage of dreaming and surfing the website, and put it into reality by planning it.”

Another area that Tourism Golden has tried to improve is with its key events page, which gives potential tourists a specific reason to come into town. Sweeting sees this as a good way to bring in more first time visitors.

“When you look at [the events] page, you start to see Golden as an event destination,” said Sweeting.

“What I see in the future is that we start to build on that. The more we can facilitate professional event organizations holding their events here, the more [tourists] we will get.”

One key event this year will be the Singletrack 6 Mountain Bike Race. Golden will host two of the six stages for the July race and will be the only community to hold multiple stages. According to Sweeting, this will help to further showcase Golden as a great biking destination, which will ensure repeat visitors from both participants and organizers of the race.

Eighty thousand copies of the Planner have been printed, with heavy distribution in the Bow Valley especially. In order to compete with destinations such as Banff and Jasper, Sweeting believes it is important to highlight how unique Golden is even compared to those two.

With six national parks, three mountain ranges and two historic rivers in the area, there is no denying that Golden has a lot to offer tourists.

“The other [nearby destinations], they have elements of those things, but they don’t have them all in one place,” Sweeting said.

 

Just Posted

More scares coming to Golden this Halloween

A new Halloween tradition is hoping to get started with a new haunted trail.

UPDATED: Hydro lines down near Moyie

Hydro lines affecting traffic on Highway 3 south of Moyie.

Golden Bylaw officer to star implementing tickets

Beginning next month, bylaw enforcement will begin to be implemented in the community.

All three victims identified in Fernie arena ammonia leak

Wayne Hornquist and Lloyd Smith were from Fernie and Jason Podloski from Turner Valley, Alta

Rockets improving despite weekend losses

The Golden Rockets dropped both home games this weekend in two fast paced and exciting games.

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on woman’s door wreath

A Winnipeg woman has taken her berry-embellished wreath down, after a hungry bear visited her porch

Man in custody linked police search near Salmon Arm

Police have not connected arrest to search at Salmon River Road property

B.C. search groups mobilize for missing mushroom picker

Searchers from across the province look for Frances Brown who has been missing since Oct. 14.

Most Read