Industry Information


Discover Comox Valley

Check out these links for great information about marketing opportunities, tourism trends and issues, and links to important local, regional, provincial and national tourism industry organizations. Whether you are a traveler, a new business, special event or resident of a tourism destination area, you'll find the information you need to make decisions, plan for change or enhance your organization's or business' efforts.

Sport & Event Grant Program

The Sport and Event Attraction and Expansion Grant Program offers financial support to festivals and local sport organizations hosting new events or looking to expand existing events in the Comox Valley. The intent of this fund is to provide the stimulus and funds to assist organizations to bid on, create, expand, host, market, and administer events that can demonstrate attracting out of town visitors.

2016 Submission Form 


Marketing Opportunities

Industry E-Newsletters



Annual Reports





BC Stats
Data Services

BC Stats has a variety of statistics on British Columbia ranging from population figures and employment rates, to information on small business planning.

Simon Fraser University

Centre for Tourism Policy and Research

Provides leadership for developing research and advanced education programs, which encourage excellence in the management of tourism. It also facilitates the distribution of leading edge policy, planning and information management through the delivery of tourism seminars, workshops, conferences and publications.

Industry Links

Destination BC Corporate Website a place to find news, research and programs for tourism operators, news media and industry stakeholders in the British Columbia tourism industry.

Tourism Vancouver Island Corporate website from Marketing Opportunities to Industry Events and Stakeholder Tips, get it all here. Check out their industry newsletter here.

Canadian Tourism Commission Corporate website the Official Travel Guide to Canada


World Tourism Organization (WTO) A leading international organization in travel and tourism, serving as a global forum for tourism policy issues and the setting of international standards for tourism measurement and recording

BC Agritourism Alliance Agritourism is growing in British Columbia! Combining scenic rural settings with fresh, home-grown farm products, agritourism offers travelers unique tourism experiences.

International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association The world's leading travel trade association committed to growing and enhancing its members' gay and lesbian tourism business through education, promotion and networking.

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