INDIGENOUS TOURISM BC RE-LAUNCHES ENHANCED TRIP PLANNER MOBILE APP
Interactive digital guide aims to help BC residents travel safely this summer
Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver, BC (July 2, 2020): As British Columbia enters Phase 3 of the Province’s Restart Plan, Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) is encouraging residents to safely visit Indigenous tourism businesses using their new Trip Planner mobile app. The app is an intuitive planning resource with educational tools that immerses travellers in the culture, history and raw beauty of BC’s Indigenous territories. Now live, the app features enhanced travel and safety information, including up-to-date operating hours, booking requirements and new community protocols.
After successfully flattening the curve of COVID-19 infections in BC, the Province has unveiled the next phase of economic recovery. Under Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, residents can resume non-essential travel within the province, ensuring to tour safely; travel in smaller groups and adhere to physical distancing measures; and respect newly introduced community guidelines and protocols. Residents who feel comfortable travelling are encouraged to spend their summer holidays in BC, supporting local businesses while exploring the Province’s distinctive regions with care.
ITBC is proud to launch this enhanced version of its Trip Planner App to support responsible provincial explorations while sharing key information about Indigenous activities and attractions that are open for business. The educational platform makes it easy for users to find up-to-date information about Indigenous accommodations, attractions and cultural experiences that are open and operating this summer season, and provides free access to an evolving library of traditional songs, legends and languages to enhance travel experiences. Travellers may also use the interactive map to find nearby Indigenous venues and adventures, or follow suggested itineraries to embark on comprehensive cultural experiences. New operating hours and reopening information will feature prominently, allowing travellers to browse safety protocols and make advance bookings as required.
ITBC’s Trip Planner Mobile App is now available for download. Users are encouraged to read through regional offerings before making travel plans, and to book in advance where possible. Download the app here and to learn more about Indigenous tourism in BC, visit Indigenousbc.com or follow ITBC on social media.