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Trans BC Enduro: Day Three, Golden – Day of Steeps

Day Three of the Trans BC Enduro presented by Stages Cycling defined “steep” in unfathomable ways when racers were confronted with the decision to commit and grip, slide and ride, or scamper down Mount 7, host of the legendary Psychosis race, 1998-2008. That was some of the hardest, steepest shit I have ever …

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Kick your Golden summer into motion

The heat of a Golden summer extends beyond temperature; its residents’ warmth can be felt by visitors who wander downtown. Summer Kicks is a free concert series held at Golden’s Spirit Square alongside the Kicking Horse River and the famous timber-frame covered bridge. The site is the central gathering place …

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Green Tourism partners with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada

The world’s largest sustainability certification program for the tourism industry will now be helping Canadian tourism businesses to reduce their environmental impacts. Through a regular dose of complimentary webinars, white papers, how-to-guides and checklists, Green Tourism will help the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) grow and develop Canada’s tourism …

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Airpnp: It’s like Airbnb, but for toilets

We’ve all been in a situation where nature calls at a crowded event and an empty toilet is nowhere to be found. Airpnp is an experimental service that aims to solve this problem — by letting residences and businesses rent out their bathrooms to people in their immediate location who need …

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Programmatic advertising disappoints some DMOs

Wanamaker, a Philadelphia department store legend, famously said, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” Because Big Data allows companies to serve up online ads (display, native, pre-roll, etc.) to people who’ve demonstrated interest while surfing, it sounds like the …

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Social media innovation for destination marketers

How is your organization harnessing the power of social content? You don’t need a reminder that the world of content is changing and that visitors are creating content that used to come from the destination marketing organization. But with all that brilliant, user-generated content out there, what do you do …

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APA using Coast Hotels buy to introduce urban concept

Executives at both companies believe the pending acquisition will help the APA Group’s global expansion plans and open new opportunities for Coast Hotels. GLOBAL REPORT—Officials with Japanese APA Group said the pending acquisition of Vancouver-based Coast Hotels opens the door to bring a new hotel concept to North America, and …

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