Tourism Concepts Blog

E Mountain Bikes: Disruptive innovation or new opportunity? Highlights from the Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium

Posted on 2017-09-17

Watch the whole panel discussion at Ride Guide Live here: (free registration required: https://www.rideguidelive.com/en/registration) After you register, go to: https://www.rideguidelive.com/en/c/e-bikes-disruptive-innovation-or-new-opportunity The bi-annual Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium was just held in the incredible mountain resort community of Revelstoke, British Columbia. The event...

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Hiking Tourism Master Plan for Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast

Posted on 2016-10-07

Left Coast Insights in partnership with Stantec have utilized an innovative approach to developing  adventure tourism experiences modeling for this new Hiking Tourism Master Plan. August, 2016 Tourism Vancouver Island is pleased to announce the completion of the Hiking Tourism Master...

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Destination Management Plan Gives Lethbridge a Tourism Advantage

Posted on 2016-09-23

The Left Coast Insights team had the opportunity to collaborate with Stantec, the Tartan Group, and Twenty31 in the development of this destination management plan for the City of Lethbridge. http://lethbridgenewsnow.com/article/531652/destination-management-plan-gives-lethbridge-tourism-advantage By Sam Borsato - @BorsatoSam on Twitter September 18, 2016...

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BC Mid-Coast: Direct ferry to Bella Coola coming as partnership revives Discovery Coast Circle

Posted on 2016-09-07

Left Coast Insights & Wavepoint Consulting produced the “Mid-Coast Ferry Situation and Outlook Report” in 2015 as an integral component of the process towards reinstating ferry service to the region http://www.coastmountainnews.com/news/392465741.html by Ernest Hall - Coast Mountain News posted Sep 6,...

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The first Canadian open textbook in the field of Tourism Management has Royal Roads University roots

Posted on 2016-03-04

A recently published text in the BCcampus Open Textbook collection includes chapters written by current and former Royal Roads faculty and students. School of Tourism and Hospitality Management professors Geoffrey Bird, Rebecca Wilson-Mah and Eugene Thomlinson, along with associate faculty...

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Tourism Industry Association of BC signs MOU with Royal Roads University

Posted on 2016-01-21

The Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) is excited to announce a new Memorandum of Understanding with the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University (RRU-STHM) to work with mid-career graduate students on research that will help...

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Local partnerships look to boost tourism in southern Alberta

Posted on 2016-01-05

Tourism stakeholders in Lethbridge and the surrounding region are investing in a collaborative strategy to align development and marketing efforts and more effectively bridge their partnerships. Lethbridge Herald: http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2016/01/04/local-partnerships-look-to-boost-tourism-in-southern-alberta/ A City of Unique Diversity Lethbridge, boasting a unique natural landscape...

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Central Alberta Destination Management Plan Comes Together

Posted on 2015-10-07

Tourism Stakeholders from throughout Central Alberta gathered together on October 1st to review the progress of a new Destination Management Plan for the region. Stantec, in partnership with Left Coast Insights, Royal Roads University, the Tartan Group, and Cloverpoint collaborated...

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LinkBC and BCcampus Launch Open “Intro to Tourism & Hospitality” Text

Posted on 2015-05-08

During the recent Tourism Educator's Conference, Lauri Aesoph of BCcampus joined Morgan Westcott from LinkBC to launch the first-ever full-length textbook specializing in the province's tourism and hospitality industry. The Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality In BC was project managed...

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The Art of Great Customer Service – Douglas Magazine

Posted on 2015-04-25

A new article in Douglas Magazine written by journalist Shannon Moneo includes advice from professionals in the Victoria tourism and hospitality sector on The Art of Great Customer Service (interview with Ray Freeman: page 48)

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