Programs

HelloBC Listings Program

Destination BC has recently launched a new consumer website which provides an enhanced experience for both consumers and industry partners on HelloBC.com. The new website showcases British Columbia and tourism businesses in an innovative and compelling way, delivering an unparalleled visitor experience.  The new HelloBC.com website is a cornerstone of the robust digital ecosystem that Destination BC has built over the past decade to support and market BC domestically, nationally, and internationally as a tourist destination.
 
A listing on HelloBC.com connects consumers to tourism products and experiences they may want to experience while visiting British Columbia.

Tourism businesses in BC, including activities, attractions, transportation, and accommodations, are all eligible for a FREE listing on HelloBC.com. All listings will automatically appear on our English markets website (HelloBC.com) in web, tablet and mobile versions. They will also appear on all of our international sites, in English, as those sites are deployed through the end of 2018 and early 2019.             

The Opportunity

All business listings are available on HelloBC.com at no cost to you, and you will benefit from exposure to the millions of travellers who visit HelloBC.com each year. In 2017, HelloBC.com received 21.7 million-page views and tourism businesses received 2.2 million referrals.


Who can participate?

Businesses eligible to be listed on HelloBC.com include:

  • Accommodations (hotels, B&Bs/inns and Specialty Lodgings as defined by TripAdvisor); or
  • Attractions (which include tours and activity providers); or
  • Tourism operators doing business in BC; and
  • Tourism operators with a business listing on TripAdvisor.

·        Vacation rentals are not eligible.


Is there a cost to participate?

No – a listing for a British Columbia tourism business on HelloBC.com is FREE!


What does my listing include?

Destination BC has embarked on a new partnership with TripAdvisor which will provide significant advantages for visitors planning their trips on HelloBC.com. Because of this partnership, all business listings on HelloBC.com will now include information pulled from the related TripAdvisor listing. This information will include the following:

  • company name
  • a description
  • up to five images
  • TripAdvisor rating
  • a map locator
  • street address

To ensure this information accurately reflects your business' branding and offerings, it is necessary for you to "claim" your listing on TripAdvisor and make it your own (if you have not done so already). There is no cost to do this and it is fast and easy. Simply visit www.TripAdvisor.ca/Owners, create an account, and complete the required information to prove your authenticity as the "owner" of the listing. Once your claim has been approved, you can then manage your TripAdvisor listing with edits going into effect immediately.

A new Tourism Business Portal is now available at DestinationBC.net. Through this portal, you can easily log-in and add the following to your basic TripAdvisor listing:

  • website URL
  • telephone number and email address
  • social media channels, and
  • a booking URL if available

The Tourism Business Portal has comprehensive FAQs and learning tools related to the new TripAdvisor partnership and other topics related to a HelloBC.com listing.


How do I sign up for a FREE listing on HelloBC.com or learn more about the new website and Tourism Business Portal?


Contact Information

HelloBC Listings
IndustryDevelopment@destinationbc.ca