HelloPG Community Ambassador Fair

The HelloPG Community Ambassador Fair is a chance for hospitality staff, event volunteers, and enthusiastic locals to refresh their community knowledge for the up-coming travel season. This is a local knowledge educational event, but will have an informal trade-show format with live music and opportunity for conversations with exhibitors. The fair is made possible by the Destination British Columbia Visitor Services Innovation Fund.

  • Connect with Prince George's top attractions: Learn about new developments, test samples, and ask questions to help you prepare for the tourism season.
  • Meet the Tourism Prince George staff: Let us know what the travel season looks like to you, find out how we can help out, and learn about what we do.
  • Take a tour of the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum: Transportation and tour guides are supplied, but space is limited so register ASAP. The bus will leave the Coast Inn of the North at 11:00am and return at 12:45pm.
  • Join the Ambassador Program: Get helpful bi-weekly updates, arrange for additional training, and enter to win a Content Creator kit.

Details:

Participating vendors include: Parks Canada (pick up your free Discover Pass, find out what's new at Fort St James and Jasper for 2017, and learn how to manage visitor expectations for when they come to visit various Parks Canada places).

Tourism Prince George Open House and BBQ

This is especially for those who have never been to our Visitor Information Centre! Join us for a BBQ with locals, dignitaries and visitors in celebration of National Tourism Week. Check out our equipment loans, see what we have to offer visitors (even find something new for yourself) and climb on board for a tour of Goodsir Nature Park. Tour seats are limited, so register ASAP.  The bus to Goodsir Nature Park leaves the Visitor Centre at 12:00pm and will return at 3:00pm. 

Details:

  • June 2nd, 2017, 10:00am - 2:30pm
  • Prince George Visitor Information Centre, 1300 1st Avenue
  • Register HERE

 

What is HelloPG?

In 2015, Destination British Columbia accepted applications for the new Visitor Services Innovation Fund and Prince George received support to begin a community ambassador program. The purpose of our program is to meet the challenge of a rapidly changing travel market: tourism organizations no longer dictate where or how travellers find information, but must react to information seeking behaviour that shifts frequently. Travel planning has become increasingly user driven, and therefore it takes a community effort to maintain updated information in all the places that visitors may be looking.

Ambassador Programs

  • Ambassador Updates: sign up for bi-weekly e-newsletters with new events, shows, concerts and exhibits.
  • Special Event Ambassadors: local knowledge experts for big events.
  • Travel Knowledge Training: hospitality employees and volunteers, take your guest services to the next level.
  • Digital Ambassadors: content creators for everything online.
  • Spotlight Ambassadors: a pilot project for local celebrities who appear in media often.

If you would like to arrange a training session or participate in any of these programs, please contact Michael Stanyer, Program Manager for Visitor Services, stanyer@tourismpg.com, 250-649-3209.

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