Tourism Vancouver is your first point of contact for a successful sport event. Our Vancouver's Service Edge promise helps you streamline your efforts, save you valuable time and ensure that you deliver an unsurpassed sport experience in Vancouver. Here's how we can help you:
We will coordinate and assist with site inspections and organize bid presentation packages that detail the advantages of selecting Vancouver as your sport event destination. We will also outline the opportunities for pre and post event travel.
We will help you secure venues and guestrooms appropriate to your event. Our Request for Proposals (RFP) distribution is in place to ensure that we offer you the best match for your event or meeting.
Tourism Vancouver is here to support and service your sport event or meeting. For large events we can offer on-site promotion or attendance building at the event prior to the year Vancouver hosts. We offer marketing material to promote Vancouver and build excitement for your event and presence on our web-site.
Tourism Vancouver has access to state of the art technology through the partnerships with Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA), Sport Web and 2010 LegaciesNow Society. Some of the available tools include:
HostingBC is a grant program for organizations interested in staging international and national sport events in British Columbia. Tourism Vancouver can assist you with your application for funding.
The National Sport Trust Fund (NSTF) is a fund of the Canadian Council of Provincial and Territorial Sports Federation (CCTSF) Inc. In turn, the CCPTSF is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association with a tax number for the purpose of producing tax-deductible donation receipts. Sport BC is the National Sport Trust Fund Administrator and is pleased to make this service available for sports events.NSTF Donor Letter
We can connect you with all the local suppliers you need for your event including local Destination Management Companies and Professional Conference Organizers. Their experience and creativity will ensure the success of your program.
Tourism Vancouver's preferred housing service provider - Advance Group - is one of the best in the business. A dedicated and experienced team equipped with the most advanced computer reservation system for accommodation block management: on-line, mail, fax and toll free.
Our travel partner, Uniglobe Vision Travel, is a leading travel management company with the experience and ability to negotiate and organize your event's inbound airline program.
Olympic Voice is a new, specialized resource offered by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) for organizations to book appearances by Olympic athletes. Through Olympic Voice, organizations have the ability to schedule a variety of corporate services and functions from an extensive database of over 3,300 Canadian Olympians. http://www.olympic.ca/EN/athletes/olympic_voice/index.shtml
Athlete Appearance Request form: http://www.olympic.ca/EN/athletes/olympic_voice/forms/athlete_request.shtml