Comments, support letters and testimonials for the programs, websites and blogging projects designed and supported by the small and rural community tourism consultants at eh Canada Travel.
"Being interviewed by the Brothers of Tourism, Greg Girard and his brother Colin... that was a rare treat indeed. If you’re looking for a great example of how to host a podcast, these gentlemen provide it. So check out their show if you want to be inspired. It was truly a pleasure to be on it!" Claus Raasted - Director at the College of Extraordinary Experiences
"I cannot say how impressed we are watching what you are doing for Canada communities. It looks like your unique style and innovative programs are leading the way to recovery. I want our community to hire you," Mitch Willfield!
"This is really great! Thank you to you and your team for all that you do for this awesome valley of ours. In all my years here, I don’t think anyone has done as much or as good a job to promote our region like you all have!" JoJo Street - Work BC
"Canada's best kept secret!" Charmaine Johnson
" It great to see that the community content marketing program is getting people’s attention around the world" M. Olguin - Business dvelopment Officer
"Great to have you on the team. Look forward to working with you much more in the future too!" Best regards, Chris Langhaug
"Congratulations.. wow who else gets kudos from that far around the world. This is such an awesome program. Merritt and the Nicola Valley is so privileged to have Eh Canada Travel working for our community. You and Colin have sure raised the bar here. I hope other small communities will come on board." Manuel Olguin - Community Futures
"But now I have some very exciting news to share with you. The Highways signs are installed, the last piece of the project being the Vinyl, was installed Thursday. These large signs are very visible and I will prepare a Press Release for Monday. Thanks to our Contractor Eh Canada Travel for all the hard work, managing all the pieces to get them in place. This was a huge project and now we have something to be extremely proud of." Mae Ketter - CED Co-ordinator
Comment on eh Canada Travel's Small and Rural Community Content Marketing Program - "The new website will allow those both near and far to see for themselves what we have to offer. The spotlight will be placed on local businesses and organizations to promote products, services and events. The exposure will entice people to visit and support these hardworking folks in the valley. The program makes it easy to book a trip to the region, with recommendations and insights from local resident bloggers." Jackie Tegart MLA - Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Comment on eh Canada Travel's Small and Rural Community Content Marketing Program - "This is the best thing that’s happened for Merritt in a long time" Shelley Sanders - Canadian Country Music Heritage Society
Comment on eh Canada Travel's Small and Rural Community Content Marketing Program - "Your program has shined a new bright light on the City of Merritt BC through your sharing of positive stories and experiences. My business is grateful and I have been told from others they are just as appreciative." Diane Lavoie - D & D Emprium
Comment on eh Canada Travel's Small and Rural Community Content Marketing Program - "I am really excited about future of tourism in the Nicola Valley. The opportunity to tell the world about our hidden gem by local residents is, to me, priceless." Tony Luck - Merritt City Councilor
Comment on eh Canada Travel's Small and Rural Community Content Marketing Program - “We are very excited about this project and specifically how it showcases and supports local businesses. Tourism dollars are such a huge source of income for so many of Merritt’s business owners, but the work that eh Canada has done on building this “Experience Nicola Valley” brand is also keeping people here to shop local and renewing interest in exploring their own back yards, which is amazing.” Meagan Preston - Chamber of Commerce - Nicola Valley
Comment on eh Canada Travel's Small and Rural Community Content Marketing Program - "This new and exciting venture for smaller communities is fantastic!! It is a huge asset to the community and we look forward to seeing it flourish further as the program grows.” Anoop Sekhon, Best Western - Merritt
Comment on eh Canada Travel's Small and Rural Community Content Marketing Program - "This is a very exciting project! This program is unlike any other that has been launched in our valley. We want people to come and see what we have here, and better yet experience all of it…. From a Community Economic Development view this is yet another opportunity provided by your company to the business community." Mae Ketter - Community Futures Nicola Valley
Comment on eh Canada Travel's Small and Rural Community Content Marketing Program - "I know this new venture will be a benefit to our community and will attract new visitors, new residents, and new businesses, and will inspire us" Courthouse Gallery
"I wanted to pass along our sincere thanks for your generous support in my business, your dedication and facilitation of the Experience Nicola Valley blog. The Experience Nicola Valley blog has been a joy to watch and grow into what it is today - a major positive influencer online for attracting more people to our valley and to our business." Kelly Hanson - Mellah Leuca Day Spa
Comment on eh Canada Travel's Small and Rural Community Content Marketing Program - "Developing a working model for community tourism marketing is one of the most important and sometimes elusive tasks for community groups. Your program has created the positve energy and focus we need moving forward in the next 10 years." Kathy Castro - Planet Hair and Spa
Comment on eh Canada Travel's Small and Rural Community Content Marketing Program - " Your program is a clear, well-designed marketing program having all of us in the business community moving in a positive direction as one unit. Your program is doing a superior job at introducing more travelers to the valley.” Gurpreet Sekhon - Ramada Inn - Merritt
Comment on eh Canada Travel's Small and Rural Community Content Marketing Program - "(You) have delivered an engaging and informative marketing platform. It is an exciting, fresh and new approach to economic development that is receiving tremendous praise inside and outside the community." Merritt Printing - Tod Dean
"You guys are awesome. You do an awesome job,,, you’ve got an awesome website,,, all about an awesome country that I love very much." Randy Olsen
"Please to say we are now fill untill 2020! Thank you ehCanadaTravel.com" Little Beach Cottages
"You do not see the big guys doing that! Keep up the great work fellas." Randy Oliwa
"Thank you for showing us the #REALCanada. It’s more about #Hospitality with you guys than multiple, glossy brochures.!" Wendy Smith
"U 2 R making a real difference as how to look at Canada. Cheers!" Kevin Hughes
"Congrats you guys keep up the great Canadian content" Homes We Roam Blog
"Best pictures, videos and information on the internet" Tanya Gautam
"Best tourism website in all of Canada" Cary Horning
"Just dropping you guys a post-election note and wishing you some cooperation from the new government during this run. I am so tired of reading and watching them pick on your company, bully you, and not support you. You should know, In a way, it is a form of flattery. However it does not make it right. No intelligent government can continue to ignore the urgent priority of giving support and practical encouragement to eh Canada Travel as the first response for creating jobs and assisting small and rural communities. There is zero logic in the premise that government can do it better when they offer broken promises and provide no affordable tools to accomplish sustainability and growth in small Canadian communities?" Sarah Bandersall
"Thanks for all the good info. I have learned so much that will help my business," Vicky Petals and Flowers
"You were great, thank you for all the awesome info. Don't ever change! Keep up the amazing philosophy training," Jojo - Work BC Merritt
"Excellent communicator. Very positive. Ne negative comments. Great teacher," Community Futures Training
"Only feedback is that you rock!" Myra - Community Futures
"Tons of info! Very Charasmatic. Keeps it interesting. Sould definately do more training!!!" Jenn Johnson - Arbonne Consultant.
"As a tourism company owner my eyes were truly opened! If you are ever in the Shuswap please look us up," Serena - Adams River Rafting
"Two of the greatest Canadian entrepreneurs and finest men l know! You both deserve a ton of praise and thanks!" Cary H.
"I would describe the brothers as " the Gary Vaynerchuk " for real Canadian Travel. Internet marketing entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders, community focused, reliable, and authentic. They are in the business of helping communities build up their tourism and travel industry skills. And they drive around in a really awesome RV. You don't see the BIG GUYS doing that. Keep up the great work fellas!" Randy Oliwa
"Your hard work and amazing dedication to Canadian tourism is over the top!! Greg, you and Colin, as well as your team need an extremely huge amount of praise from every Canadian you've ever shaken hands with along your adventures!! I hope you both know how appreciated you both are!!" Tammy B.
"Cool Canadian dudes! I love what you do" Forever Fun
"No one knows more about Canadian tourism than the guys at eh Canada! " Amber Papou - Vision Merritt
"It's friendly, informative and it's all about the vastness & beauty of Canada, which just happens to be, 'my home & native land'. Keep up the good work guys!" Randy Olsen
"I had the pleasure of attending a blogging session taught by Greg and I have to say it was a wonderful experience. I was very nervous but Greg made each one of us new bloggers feel important, special and above all else he gave us confidence in ourselves and the program. I learned so much, and I hope to continue to learn, grow, expand my blogging skills and meet new people. Greg is a great teacher, he has the right skills and personality to make his students pay attention. I would recommend Greg to any future bloggers in all communities across Canada without hesitation. I am looking forward to a long and adventurous journey working with Greg and the team at eh Canada Travel." Laurie Turmel - Experience Nicola Valley
"We've stopped advertising with all the big American corporate listing sites as their policies are way too greedy and controlling. They use "Bait and Switch" marketing techniques which have had a negative effect on us and our Canadian guests. If these policies are not illegal, they should be. They just want their 15% or more booking fees. We simply cannot operate our business, under their new terms. Businesses like yours are more important than ever, for us independent tourism operators. So keep up the good work and take time to enjoy your Summer." Pam Sims
"I have been watching you guys for some time now, and love what you are doing and embarrassed by the push-back you get from the industry. I am flabbergasted that more communities are not tapping into your knowledge base by supporting you 100%. Something is wrong, when Canadian businesses support out-of-country corporate booking websites and not a Canadian travel website built by Canadian entrepreneurs wanting to provide Canadian jobs. They should all be ashamed of themselves." Joe Canadian
From Australia."Canada Travel Website you do an excellent job promoting Canada. Your posts are always interesting and we all appreciate the work you do. Your page has helped us plan the best way to spend 6 weeks in Canada. Credit where credit is due." Juli Marie Davine
""Thanks ehCanadaTravel.com for helping drive industry change." Creative Planet M
5 out of 5 Stars! "I love this travel site. As an accommodation provider, they are always finding ways to send traffic to my website, and I love browsing their informative (and often funny) articles." Marilyn McEwen - Ucluelet.
"... tourism associations in Canada do not get millennials, nor speak their language. That is why I believe eh Canada is the future if Canadians would support them instead of the Government." Joey Canadian
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