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Free Vancouver Attractions Pass Sweetens Richmond, BC 2013 Meetings Deal

OTTAWA, Jan. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tourism Richmond is offering meeting planners up to $2013 in savings on meetings booked in 2013 at participating Richmond BC meeting facilities, plus giving a free $200 value Vancouver Attractions Access Pass to each delegate who books two nights at a conference hotel in Richmond pre or post event dates. The value deal is designed to help build event attendance for meeting planners and help them consider Richmond BC as their Western Canada events venue.

Affordable, accessible and accommodating, there are many reasons meeting planners are choosing to book their small to mid-sized meetings in Richmond, BC - a city that continually looks for ways to roll out the red carpet.

"Meeting planners choose Richmond because they know that it offers all the right ingredients to ensure a successful event," said Gayle Morris, Director of Sales at Tourism Richmond. "They not only have a wide variety of meeting venues to choose from and all the urban amenities, but as neighbours to Vancouver and the city's iconic tourism attractions, planners now have an attractive offer that has great delegate appeal."

To sweeten the deal, Tourism Richmond is offering meeting planners who book a meeting by December 31, 2013 up to $2013 in savings towards their costs and final group master folio. Offer is valid on all new RFP's received through www.tourismrichmond.com/meetings-conventions/request-for-proposal for events actualized by June 30, 2014.

With easy and convenient access to get around, delegates can arrive early or stay on after their Richmond, BC meeting or event and take advantage of the more than $200 in savings, by using the Vancouver Attractions Access Pass to gain free admission to 11 of Metro Vancouver's top attractions.

The Vancouver Attractions Access Pass provides free admission to top Vancouver activities such as: Science World at Telus World of Science, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver Art Gallery, Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours, Harbour Cruises, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens, Burnaby Village Museum and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Richmond's historic Steveston. Offer valid on delivered Tourism Richmond RFPs received by December 31, 2013 and on guest stays of two nights or more outside of the contracted event room block dates. Visit www.meetinrichmondbc.com for all the details.

Richmond, BC is home to 27 brand-name hotels conveniently located 10 minutes or less from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), surrounded by a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, unique local attractions, 800+ restaurants and less than 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver via the Canada Line – a clean, safe and reliable rapid transit system. As a bonus, most hotels offer complimentary airport to hotel return shuttle service.

About Tourism Richmond

Tourism Richmond is a non-profit, membership driven destination marketing organization (DMO). The primary mandate of Tourism Richmond is to enhance awareness about the destination through sales and marketing initiatives and by providing excellent visitor and member services. Ultimately, Tourism Richmond's goal is to increase economic activity related to tourism for the City of Richmond and all stakeholders. Tourism Richmond is British Columbia's 4th largest DMO.

Media contacts

Michelle Dunn, Tourism Richmond, Tel: 604-821-5481 or mdunn@tourismrichmond.com
Kate Rogers, Tartan Group, Tel 604-880-1494 or kate@tartangroup.ca

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Source: Tourism Richmond