We find ourselves in one of the toughest and most challenging times of our generation and for the tourism industry. The full impact of the Corona Virus is yet to be seen. What is already clear is that...To Our Valued Clients and Friends,
We find ourselves in one of the toughest and most challenging times of our generation and for the tourism industry. The full impact of the Corona Virus is yet to be seen. What is already clear is that the level of harm felt by the tourism industry will lead to some tough decisions.
In these challenging times we are seeing the true character of some of our tourism associations and the inaction that follows. However, we believe there is no more resilient industry on the planet than the tourism industry. The foundation of every tourism sector starts in every Canadian community. And we are committed to the well being of small, rural and urban Canada. This global crisis makes it even more important for all of us to come together, look out for one another, show compassion not greed and help each other move forward with hope and determination.
ehCanadaTravel.com is committed to doing our part - to help businesses like yours not just survive, but thrive once the current situation turns a corner. We have already witnessed a wave of tips, links and letters from DMO Presidents across the internet. You do not need another one. You do not need spin, you need action. We will not add to your disappointment.
Instead we are reaching out to our clients, stakeholders, friends and partners across our network to source out the best action plan, tools, and resources available today and how we can develop them and deliver them to you. Please follow us so you’ll see our new measures coming out soon and we hope they are useful for our current and new supporting partners in tourism.
Like you, we have been affected directly by the Corona Virus and the global measures being rolled out to control it. Even with, Colin and I, working from home we are as committed as ever to support your tourism business. Finally, and most importantly, we hope that you, your families and friends remain healthy, act smart and stay safe during these coming months.
Colin and Greg Girard - Co Founding Brothers
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Tourism is going to be one of the most affected industries in this global crisis. Many small and rural communities rely on tourism to survive. I am hearing too many cries for help from community...A Message for our Co Founder,
Tourism is going to be one of the most affected industries in this global crisis. Many small and rural communities rely on tourism to survive. I am hearing too many cries for help from community accommodations, attractions, tours, guides, etc. from across Canada. For so many of them, the summer is their peak season in order to weather the slower winter season. History shows many will not see another good summer peak season until the summer of 2022. A 2.5 year recovery period!
Federal is helping big money tourism corporations like airlines, trains and more. Yes, they are providing services to help with lost wages in the service and hospitality industry. And yes, subsidies are being provided for small businesses.
BUT! Tourism is a provincial and regional responsibility. This brings to question? Where are our heavily funded provincial and regional tourism associations at this time? What are they doing? How are they helping? What actions are they implementing? What assurances are they giving to the front line of tourism? Is there an action plan? Where are they period? Most are ghosts when the tourism industry actually really needs them.
A webinar, an email, a text is all window dressing. Our clients receive them by the boat load anyway during the good times and now in these challenging times. Our clients do not need more links, tips and another Message from the President of the DMO.
All talk, no action is going to result in a very high rate of businesses not reopening, declaring bankruptcy and jobs lost.
When we break the curve (CO-VID), previous research shows tourism takes up to 2+ years to recover. I do not know many small town tourism businesses who will survive that. Anyone can be a hero in the good times. Now when our tourism and hospitality businesses need their provincial and regional support the most, they are ghosts, no-shows?
We are not a DMO. But... what makes us different from a DMO is that we are not corporate. We care about the people we work with. We know most of them well. We are actual people who love our job, the industry and our supporting clients. To us they are not a number.
In the next few days we will be announcing some measures to assist our current clients moving forward and for any new clients who want to work with actual human beings.
Unfortunately, we can do nothing on the scale of what a DMO can do and should do but we will do our best based on our limited resources and conversations we have had with our clients and partnered tourism stakeholders. It is the right thing to do. The bottom line... we want to survive these challenging times alongside our clients with our professionalism in tact. Leave no tourism business behind!More
Check out our new-look blog and our new tag line: "Two Brothers. Two feet. Too Curious. Too Canadian." Any share would be appreciated.
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Ranked #4 - "Top 20 Canadian...Check out our new-look blog and our new tag line: "Two Brothers. Two feet. Too Curious. Too Canadian." Any share would be appreciated.
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Ranked #4 - "Top 20 Canadian Travel Bloggers" Expertido 2020
We know you want to here more about travel, adventure and tourism on this page. We get it! Click around this award winning website and blog at ehCanadaTravel.com at any time. But we have to pay the bills too. So, thank you for your...We know you want to here more about travel, adventure and tourism on this page. We get it! Click around this award winning website and blog at ehCanadaTravel.com at any time. But we have to pay the bills too. So, thank you for your patience, as we share some of our many other services we provide.
On March 6th, the biggest show on earth (in our eyes anyway) is coming to the Nicola Valley! The first annual 2020 Experience Nicola Valley Awards Gala. Our program. Designed by us. Trained by us. A big deal to us.
We here at, eh Canada Travel, are proud to have developed the first affordable and proven community online marketing program for small and rural Canadian towns called the "Experience Community Program".
Heck our co founders are small town brothers. There passion for small and rural Canada is real.More