The Butchart Chronicles : March 24, 2017

Travel Trade News

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Ways we promote Victoria and The Gardens...

Our Group Sales team is always on the go! Here are the shows that we will be attending over the next few months.

In addition to the tradeshows, we also have planned Sales Missions and calls to the Port Angeles area, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary as well as several cities on Vancouver island.

On the local scene, we will be conducting sales calls to industry partners and area concierge. Let us know if you have new staff that we can meet with or if you need any collateral to share with your guests.

Been too long since your last visit to The Gardens? Contact us and we would be happy to set up a visit for you. FAMs for your staff can also be arranged.

Some of the ways we promote Victoria and The Gardens.

For consumers:

San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
San Mateo CA; April 5 – 9, 2017

Details: The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show  is one of the top exhibitions of its kind in the United States. Visitors to the show will stroll through beautifully designed gardens complete with trees, shrubs and flowers in full bloom. Demonstrations and seminars by world-class floral designers will educate and inspire the home gardener to create their own garden space.  Professional gardeners and nursery owners will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions and offer solutions for those nagging garden problems. Browse a wide selection of specialty shops featuring flowers, plants, gifts and tools.

Calgary Horticultural Society 2017 Garden Show
Calgary, AB; April 29 - 30, 2017

Details:  The Garden Show is THE event of the year for Alberta's gardening community and is a 2-day celebration of gardening and gardening lifestyle.  The show shines a spotlight on dozens of high-profile, informative, local speakers.  It showcases hundreds of exhibitors, has hands-on fun family activities, and honours the skills of top gardeners through fun and inspiring competitions.

For Travel Trade:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida; April 20 – 21

As the largest and only official conference of the cruise industry, Cruise360 brings together travel professionals, cruise line representatives, ports & destinations, industry suppliers of the cruise industry.

Active America China
Portland, Oregon; April 23 – 25, 2017

China is the fastest growing inbound tourism market to North America and Active America China, now in its ninth year,  is the only show in North America that is 100% dedicated to building inbound Chinese tourism. Tour operators who attended Active America China were from companies that were responsible for over 40% of all tourism to North America. Presentations provide the most up to date information on the state of the current inbound market as well as providing best-practice tips on marketing to the Chinese traveler.

Rendezvous Canada
Calgary, AB. May 8 – 12, 2017
Tour Operators and travel trade media from around the globe gather as the 4 day event showcases the rich diversity of Canada and contributes to the prosperity and growth of our tourism industry.   Josh Bickerton and Alison Lindsay from Public Relations are attending.

  Please contact us for collateral, 2017 rates and group menus or find more information here.