Prince George hosts multiple summer ball tournaments.

The summer in Prince George has been busy on the pitcher’s mound! The city hosted three major ball tournaments between July 28th and August 20th, 2016. The events included the 2016 Canadian Native Fastball Championship which hosted 77 teams from across Canada, the 2016 World Baseball Challenge which hosted five teams from North America and Japan, and the 2016 PGYBA Midget AA Provincial Championship which hosted 10 teams from BC.  

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Tourism PG hosting a new event series for Sport Tourism- Sport PG Speaker Series.

 Continuing the momentum from the 2015 Canada Winter Games, Tourism Prince George is hosting a new event series aimed at further growing sport tourism in Prince George. The purpose of the SportPG Speaker Series, hosted on four Tuesday evenings throughout 2016, is to bring the sport community together for networking and learning opportunities. 

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Celebrate Prince George Summer Festival - Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.

As the month of July comes to a close, the last of the Celebrate Prince George Summer Festival activities wrapped up with Zombie Fest at City Hall and the Sound of Summer, held at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. 

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Tourism Prince George announces its new website and destination brand video.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Tourism Prince George is pleased to announce the launch of its new website and destination brand video.

 The refreshed website combines our previous takeonpg.com website with the current www.tourismpg.com website for an updated look and feel.

“The launch of the new website and brand video are timely for the beginning of the busy visitor season,” says Tourism Prince George CEO Erica Hummel. 

A digital marketing campaign will kick off the promotion of the new website and video, driving consumers to our calendar of events page, and encourage visitors to leave their “takes.”

 Tourism Prince George recently hosted social media influencers @Miss604, @OutdoorInsider and @SeattleTallPopp who are working with @HikeBikeTravel, @FestivalSeekers and @SeattleMaven to drive more Prince George activity and event engagement on their popular social media channels, as well as the refreshed tourismpg.com website.

 The brand video produced by 6ixSigma can be viewed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v71jRTif2Es

 To update your listing or to be added to our directory listings, please contact social@tourismpg.com.

 

About Tourism Prince George:
Tourism Prince George
(TPG) is a not-for-profit society created in January 2010 that is governed by tourism industry stakeholders through an appointed Board of Directors. A stakeholder model has been adopted by the Tourism Prince George Board of Directors meaning that all tourism businesses and organizations in the Prince George region are automatically stakeholders without paying a membership fee.

 

Media Contact: Annie Doran

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Tourism Prince George

Direct: 250.649.3211   Email: doran@tourismpg.com

Prince George, BC- Dozens of communities in British Columbia are celebrating National Tourism Week May 29th to June 4th.

 In 2014, tourism in BC contributed $7.1 billion in GDP to the economy, a 4.5% increase over 2013. British Columbia supports over 19,000 tourism businesses and employed 127,500 people in the tourism industry –a 2.2% over 2013.

 In 2015, Prince George hosted 17,983 visitors to the community, mainly rubber-tire traffic from Europe and British Columbia followed by the United States. Erica Hummel, CEO of Tourism Prince George says, “Tourism is a critical part of our economy that requires professional marketing expertise managed by our local Destination Marketing Organization Tourism Prince George, to attract visitors from around the world. We look forward to 2016 surpassing 2015 visitor arrivals to our City”.

"On behalf of Council, I am pleased to proclaim this week as 'National Tourism Week,'" says Mayor Hall. "We greatly appreciate the efforts of the hard-working and talented employees in our hospitality industry, and the leadership that Tourism Prince George is taking to market Prince George to visitors from around the world. Thank you to all for doing this important work for our city." 

Walt Judas, TIABC CEO says "The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) is excited to be celebrating National Tourism Week with our member partners across this province. While TIABC continues to advocate for the interests of BC's $14.6 billion industry, we also take the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous success and importance of the visitor economy to our province. Wishing all of British Columbia a fantastic National Tourism Week because #BCTourismMatters."

Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour adds "British Columbia is experiencing incredible growth in tourism. We saw a 7.9% increase in international tourists as 4.9 million international visitors came to our province in 2015. With a strong U.S. dollar, many British Columbians are also opting to experience B.C.'s world-class tourism through a staycation and exploring BC. It is indeed a time to celebrate Tourism Week in Canada and such an important industry that's helping B.C. be an economic leader in Canada."

About Tourism Prince George:
Tourism Prince George
(TPG) is a not-for-profit society created in January 2010 that is governed by tourism industry stakeholders through an appointed Board of Directors. A stakeholder model has been adopted by the Tourism Prince George Board of Directors meaning that all tourism businesses and organizations in the Prince George region are automatically stakeholders without paying a membership fee.

Media Contact: Annie Doran

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Tourism Prince George

Direct: 250.649.3211   Email: doran@tourismpg.com

 

 

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