Professional Development

Tell us what you would like to learn about and we will post resources here.

What’s Next?

  1. Destination BC is offering a two-day Destination BC Remarkable Experiences Workshop Info which can be scheduled for late March 2020.  In order to bring this workshop to Boundary Country we need a minimum 15 people to commit to two-consecutive days and costs are $59. Dates will be determined by consulting with those who express an interest.
  2. FREE – Destination BC Digital Readiness Workshop: Grow With Google. Register Online. Osoyoos on January 22, 2020. Registration deadline is January 15, 2020
  3. Local trainers for the Super Host program will be forthcoming to support operators in both workshop and one to one format

Contact: Cindy Alblas, Tourism Stakeholder Liaison 
Cell 250-447-9771 or email

Online Resources

We encourage operators to check out the links below and sign up for information to be delivered direct to your in box! We will update this information throughout the year.

Destination BC Learning Centre

Self-directed Skill development:

Digital Marketing

Experience Development

Social Media Marketing

Travel Trade and Travel Media

Applying Insights

Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Google My Business

Trip Advisor Listings

Register Your Business with Hello BC – Destination BC Consumer website (now displays your Trip Advisor listing on Hello BC)

Through a partnership with TripAdvisor, all business listings on include information pulled directly from the related TripAdvisor listing. You can enhance your listing with additional contact and social media details through Destination BC’s Tourism Business Portal.

Don’t miss out, register today at

Step 1: Claim or optimize your TripAdvisor listing, then

Step 2: Register or login to Destination BC’s Tourism Business Portal to optimize your listing

It’s fast, easy and free!

Creating and managing your Listing

Register now to manage your listing on Destination BC’s new Tourism Business Portal. To access the portal, create a new account (previous usernames and passwords no longer work) – this is fast and easy, and you need only do it once.

Other Resources

Destination Canada Explorer Quotient Market Segmentation

Sign up for Weekly Digital and Social Media News by Conner Galway of Junction

Social Media Examiner

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

Kootenay Rockies Tourism

Resources for Photographers

Check out the Destination BC Photographers Brief and read more information on brand alignment.




Boundary Country Workshops Held May 1-2, 2019

Access the video links of the workshop here.

Content included:

Presenters: Simone Carlysle-Smith, Project Manager Boundary Country Tourism with Cindy Alblas, Stakeholder Liaison

  • Tourism System in Boundary
  • Boundary Country MRDT with Other Plans
  • Research – Key Findings
  • How to Engage in Boundary Country Marketing

Presenter: Ellen Walker-Matthews, Thompson Okanagan Tourism

  • Customer Service
  • Experience Design
  • Collaboration

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