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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The Prince George Northern Sports Centre Gets WorldHost Certified

Prince George, BC – May 3rd, 2013 - Tourism Prince George is pleased to announce that the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre has been recognized as a WorldHost certified facility. Over the past few months, staff has participated in a customer service training process to help make the location one of the first fitness facilities in British Columbia to receive the designation.

The Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre is a 145,150 square foot community facility that sits at the entrance of the UNBC campus. From general memberships to rental space for minor sport groups, to training opportunities for high-performance athletes, the NSC brings together the community in fitness and sport development. The facility recognizes the importance of excellent service, especially as it is a major host venue of the upcoming 2015 Canada Winter Games.

“We are really excited to have been able to move forward with this training opportunity. It develops the skill set of our staff and further enhances the experience that the numerous customers and visitors to our facility will have,” says Kevin Nowottnick, Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre Manager.

“It’s great to expand the number of WorldHost certified locations in Prince George. It’s important for the image of our community that we are able to put our best foot forward when visitors arrive,” says Sherry Powney, Manager of Visitor Services for Tourism Prince George.

WorldHost is an essential training program in the tourism and service industry: it is nationally and internationally renowned. WorldHost provides employees with the necessary tools to implement excellent customer service in a variety of circumstances. From creating positive first impressions to handling customer issues, the day-long course enhances community pride.

Tourism Prince George offers WorldHost training to all local businesses. For more information about the WorldHost program, visit www.worldhosttraining.com. If you are interested in registering yourself or your staff members for a session, please contact Sherry Powney, Manager of Visitor Services.

Contacts:

Kevin Nowottnick, Manager, Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre
(250) 960-5335
kevin.nowottnick[at]unbc.ca

Sherry Powney, Manager of Visitor Services, Tourism Prince George
(250) 649-3217
powney[at]tourismpg.com

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Prince George, BC – March 18, 2013 – As an extension of the #takeonPG campaign, Tourism Prince George will be hosting a community event at Tabor Mountain Ski Resort on Thursday, March 21st to feature #158 from takeonPG.com. Spring break is in full swing, but the winter conditions on the slopes are as good as they have been all season. 

Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to join Tourism Prince George and Olympic Champion Ashleigh McIvor for a fun day on the snow. Tabor Mountain Ski Resort is offering a special deal to all skiers and snowboarders: full day lift tickets will be priced at only $20. Tourism Prince George staff will be on hand with giveaways to engage with locals and encourage them to get involved with the #takeonPG campaign.

Ashleigh McIvor was the first ever gold medallist in women’s ski cross at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games held in Vancouver/Whistler. In addition to her Olympic title, Ashleigh has also taken the top spot at the World Championships and won a silver medal at the X Games. Thursday’s event will provide the chance for Ashleigh to take a test run down the newly constructed ski cross course that was built in advance of the upcoming 2015 Canada Winter Games. 

Tabor Mountain Ski Resort is conveniently located 15 minutes east of downtown Prince George. The mountain is open 10:00am-4:00pm every day during spring break to provide ample opportunity for exploring the more than 180 skiable acres. 

 

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