Destination BC’s Learning Centre gives tourism businesses access free resources and tools, featured articles, guides, templates, and videos on the following topics: Digital Marketing, Experience Development, Social Media Marketing, Travel Trade & Travel Media, Applying Insights, Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Accessible Tourism and more.
Google My Business (GMB) is a free tool for business owners to manage their online presence across the Google platform, including Google Search, Local Search, and Google Maps. Google developed GMB to make it easier for online searchers to get the business information they need quickly and conveniently.
By having GMB, you can easily create, verify, and edit a business listing within the Google platform. Once the verification process is complete, you can manage your information as it appears across Google Search and Maps–allowing potential guests to find your business’ address, opening hours, driving directions, and contact information without leaving Google.
GMB listings work on all devices, so potential customers can find you no matter how they get to you online. This is particularly important with the increase of trip research, planning, and booking occurring on mobile devices and smartphones.
Destination BC has partnered with TripAdvisor to provide tourism businesses the opportunity for your claimed listing on TripAdvisor to automatically appear on HelloBC.com. Once your HelloBC listing is completed and connected, any changes made to your TripAdvisor listing will automatically appear on HelloBC.com the next day.
Small Business BC helps British Columbia’s entrepreneurs grow successful and sustainable businesses through expert business advisors, educational services, easy-to-use free resources and engaging community events.
HelloBC.com listings mentioned above are populated by TripAdvisor data. If your business has a claimed TripAdvisor listing, please register here to enhance your HelloBC.com listing with your social media accounts and other information.
If you have not yet claimed your TripAdvisor listing, please do so now by clicking here.