British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide

Newsletter May 2012

Thursday May 24, 2012

Even if you are a business owner and the busiest season is starting, be sure to make time to experience and enjoy the things that make this province so special! GoBC is a great resource - your visitors use it, why don’t you?

- Getaways and search engine visibility
- German translation: new offer on annual updates
- GoBC picture postcards available again - at no cost
- Secure online and terminal payments with EVO – savings big time!
- Studio Tours: see what's happening in your area!

Now, if you were to look online for “getaways bc”, chances are you’d find GoBC right near the top (preceded only sponsored links). That’s

Don’t miss out: if you offer getaways - wilderness, adventure, romantic, artsy, you name it - be sure to enter the information with your GoBC listing. The high ranking in search engines tells us that people look for getaways!

Update your German GoBC listing
If you have made changes to your listing, be sure to stay current in both languages: We now offer an update for your German content translation for only $ 30.00 for up to 2000 characters once a year.

Contact us by e-mail or phone to request an update. To check out GoBC in German, visit British-Columbia Urlaub-Reisen at

The ever-popular GoBC picture postcards are available again at no cost, for our business members as well as artists and organizations. We’ve added new designs and re-printed popular ones from before. Please access the member area to view the cards and order stock to send or give to your customers.

EVO Canada – big savings for online and terminal credit card processing
GoBC just recently switched to EVO Canada for all our credit card processing and we are pleased to announce that we can help you save money. Not only is EVO Canada delivering reliable and secure payment solutions and excellent customer service but also extremely competetive group rates for all GoBC participants, from small B&Bs to 5 star hotels. To find out how much you could save with EVO Canada please contact us.

Studio Tours and Group Shows
How about attending an artist studio tour in your area? Here’s what’s coming up from Vancouver Island to the Columbia Basin:

If a studio tour in your community is not yet on GoBC, please feel free to forward this e-mail to the organizers as a reminder to take advantage of our free promotions, or contact us to get your studio tour listed.

With kind regards,

Your GoBC Team