Get $2012 off your meeting costs and let delegates celebrate Chinese New Year every day

Meetings mix business with pleasure in Richmond, BC with affordable meeting space in an Asian flavoured destination

Located right next door to Vancouver, BC, Richmond is growing in popularity as a meeting facilities destination on the west coast with meeting planners booking small or medium meetings. Meeting space in Richmond, BC consistently exceeds expectations by combining what is essential – accessibility, affordability, and top notch meeting venues – with what is desired…a health dose of Asian distinctiveness and fun.

“We are encouraging meeting planners to discover Richmond, BC – a city where Chinese New Year is celebrated 365 days of the year!” said Gayle Morris, director of sales at Tourism Richmond.  In honour of the mighty Year of the Dragon, Tourism Richmond is offering meeting planners who book in 2012 up to $2012 savings for their Richmond, BC meeting costs.

When it comes to pleasure, where Richmond stands apart from all other cities, begins with its Asian influences.  With a 65% Asian population and more residents of Chinese ancestry than any other Canadian city (45%), Richmond offers delegates an authentic taste of the Far East on Metro Vancouver’s West Coast.  Known for having the best Chinese food outside of Hong Kong, it is a city that also supports two summer Night Markets, a dedicated Food Street and no less than three Asian shopping malls.

Planners, who have already booked meeting facilities in Richmond, know it truly shines when it comes to hosting meetings up to 600 delegates. They can access a wide range of meeting rooms  and convention space throughout 27 top-notch venues and other off-site venues, but most importantly the key to success is having the advice and support of Tourism Richmond’s on the ground team who make life for the meeting planner easier than ever with their personalized “can do” meeting service approach. 

“Richmond is a city that has all the right ingredients – the convenience of an international airport and rapid transit system, the choice of intriguing venues, such as a historic cannery to the Richmond Olympic Oval, and, during personal time, countless things for delegates to see, do and taste,” said Morris.

Submit your Meeting RFP here. Formore information, go to www.tourismrichmond.com, send a tweet to TourismRichmond or click “like” on www.facebook.com/RichmondBC.

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 fourth largest DMO and a former Venue City for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. For more information, visit www.tourismrichmond.com

Media Contacts:
Michelle Dunn, director of Communications, Tourism Richmond: 604-821-5481, 778-822-5481 (cell) or mdunn@tourismrichmond.com
Kate Rogers, Tartan Group: 604-682-8811 or kate@tartangroup.ca

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We are encouraging meeting planners to discover Richmond, BC – a city where Chinese New Year is celebrated 365 days of the year
Gayle Morris, director of sales at Tourism Richmond
Richmond is a city that has all the right ingredients – the convenience of an international airport and rapid transit system, the choice of intriguing venues, and countless things for delegates to see, do and taste.
Gayle Morris, director of sales at Tourism Richmond