The Tofino Destination Management Association, also known as Tourism Tofino, is Tofino's official not-for-profit destination marketing and management organization. It works in partnership with over 250 businesses and the local government.

Tourism Tofino is governed by its members through an elected volunteer Board of Directors.   It is contracted by the District of Tofino to provide visitor services and destination marketing, programs and projects.  View Tourism Tofino Bylaws.

mission

To generate customers for our members and economic benefits for our community, while recognizing our responsibilities to residents, the environment and our guests.

Vision

Tofino will be recognized as one of North America’s premier year-round destinations.

Board of Directors

Strong leadership and guidance is provided to Tourism Tofino by its 13-member Board of Directors, representing a broad spectrum of Tofino's tourism industry. These board members volunteer their time and contribute extensive knowledge and experience to ensure that the organization is supported by its members, transparent and effective.

  • Chair:  Shane Richards
    250.726.6629
    Surf Grove Campground on Cox Bay
  • Past-Chair:  JJ Belanger
    250.725.4213
    Tofino Consumers Co-op
  • Director:  Dena Bruno
    250.725.3755
    Ocean Village Resort

  • Director:  Rebecca Hurwitz
    250.725.2219
    West Coast Nest – operated by CBT
  • Director:  Dave Tovell
    250.726.3504
    Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
  • Director: Jason Watts
    250.726.8640
    Stay Tofino Vacation Rentals

 

Staff

  • Executive Director: Nancy Cameron
    250.725.3414 ext. 101
    Contact Nancy to: Discuss Tourism Tofino’s strategic plan and annual marketing plan, destination marketing and management ideas, suggestions and concerns,  industry trends, statistics and research, and anything related to the operation and activities of Tourism Tofino.
  • Financial Administrator: Verena Merkel
    250.725.3414 ext. 102
    Contact Verena to: Ask questions related to your invoice, follow up on payment, and answer any accounting/finance related questions.
  • Social Media & Content: Samantha Fyleris
    250.725.3414 ext. 103
    Contact Samantha to: Inquire about social media, paid advertising and content and influencer strategies and opportunities; request images or content for publication and discuss new and noteworthy happenings in Tofino and area for promotion.
  • Travel Media Relations: Lynda Kaye
    250.266.5293
    Contact Lynda to: Inquire about and/or set up media visits to Tofino, request assets for publication, fact checking, opportunities for members to become involved in Tourism Tofino’s travel media hosting program.
  • Membership Services & Marketing Programs: Sarah Timberlake
    250.725.3414 ext. 104
    Contact Sarah to: learn about your member benefits, website tools such as the Current Vacancies system, update website listings, provide website content suggestions, list and promote your event through the online events calendar and What’s On monthly flat sheet, arrange Superhost training for your front line staff, collateral distribution, and to inquire about the Meetings Co-operative Advertising Program.
  • Visitor Centre Manager: Jody Kirk
    250.725.3414 ext. 107
    Contact Jody to: Discuss Visitor Centre operations, promote your business to in-market visitors and local residents, arrange a familiarization tour of your business, request visitor information and collateral, and apply for Visitor Centre employment.
  • Visitor Services Co-ordinator: Jess McGarry
    250.725.3414 ext. 107
    Contact Jess to: For Visitor Services information and assistance with guest bookings and inquiries.

Membership

Tourism Tofino’s mandate is to generate customers for our members and economic benefits for our community, and we do this with destination branded marketing, visitor servicing, events funding and investment in programs that enhance the visitor experience.

To become a Tourism Tofino member, you must first be a member of the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce in a tourism-oriented membership category.   There is no additional fee for your Tourism Tofino membership.   Once your membership is confirmed your business will be linked directly to travel inquiries generated by our marketing and visitor servicing activities. These activities include targeted advertising, social media marketing, search engine optimization, travel-oriented editorial and visitor inquiry fulfillment.

Membership benefits include:
• one business listing and link on tourismtofino.com (400,000 annual unique sessions)
• connection to Tourism Tofino’s social media audience (74,000+ Instagram followers; 32,000 Facebook followers; 12,000 Twitter followers)
• Visitor Centre racking for a 4″ x 9″ brochure (35,000 visitors)
• Visitor Centre referrals
• use of the current vacancies website tool (accommodations only)
• event advertising on tourismtofino/events.com
• access to visitor welcome and education tools
• access to tourism research
• connection to tourism industry information through Tourism Tofino’s ‘Industry News’ blog
• *voting rights for Tourism Tofino
• *ability to run for the Tourism Tofino Board of Directors
*Available to members situated within the Clayoquot Sound Region only

For more information email Sarah Timberlake  or  call 250-725-3414 ext.104

 

Funding Sources

 

Industry News

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