Tourism Golden is proud to issue the 2013 Golden Travel Planner this week.
Residents of Golden, either new or long-time, may think that the Golden Travel Planner is for tourists and visitors only.
However Joanne Sweeting, marketing manager for Tourism Golden, said “This in an informational and visually pleasing piece which can be used by everyone, whether they have lived in Golden for many years, just arrived in town and needing to get to know the area, or visiting or planning for a vacation in Golden and Kicking Horse Country.”
In your exclusive copy included in the Golden Star you will find not only useful information on the many outdoor activities that we have the area throughout the year, but also history and information on Golden today as well as some of our unique attractions such as the Columbia Wetlands.
Additionally there are listings for local accommodations, restaurants and retailers plus information on some of the community facilities such as the Gushers spray park, pump track and skate park.
Sweeting said, “We added an additional eight pages for this edition of the Golden Travel Planner in order to better showcase Golden and Kicking Horse Country.
New sections include suggested winter and summer itineraries to assist people in planning their ideal vacation, and to encourage a longer stay in the area.
“We have also added more pages to focus on Golden as a destination for weddings and honeymoons. We have such a unique offering here in Golden with our location between three rivers, two mountain ranges, and close to six national and provincial parks that I believe Golden should be recognized as a wedding or honeymoon destination.
“Locals and out of town wedding planners alike can find useful information on places of worship, marriage commissioners, venues, photographers and much more for planning their nuptials. ”
She added that with the organisations’ five-year renewal to operate as the destination marketing organisation (DMO) for Golden and Kicking Horse Country they felt a need to refresh and update the look and feel of the Golden Travel Planner, whilst still retaining the essence of the brand which aims to promote the authenticity and community spirit of Golden.
“We’ve added lots more and much larger images to provide a visual representation of our unique attractions. Most of the images come from a project to upgrade our dated image library and were taken by local photographer Dave Best of Best Impressions. We love the new look and hope that locals and visitors do too,” said Sweeting.
Apart from distribution in the local area, the Golden Travel Planner is distributed throughout BC in Visitor Information Centres, along the Bow Valley in accommodations and tourist outlets, inserted into key newspaper publications in Calgary and Edmonton, at consumer shows attended by Tourism Golden, as well as being mailed all over the world in response to online requests.
A digital copy of the Golden Travel Planner is also available to view or download online at www.tourismgolden.com