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Why VICTORIA GULF ISLANDS and the ISLANDS BC network was developed, what the future holds and how we can help

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We're Cheap and Good

Just $25/hour, from basic administration to multimedia/web development, photo/videography, and database/analysis

  • Experience - decades of technical and administrative expertise, both provincial government (tourism) and private sector (hospitality).
  • Attitude and Values - enthusiasm, integrity, teamwork, reliability, innovation
  • Availability and Flexibility - 24/7 accessibility, it's about getting the job done 

"Saving buyers and sellers time and money with logical connections, supporting local experts and operators."

The Tourism 1 system, integrated with a range of independent resources such as Tourism North America, HomeList Canada and our Trans Canada Tourism network, is the realization of a decades-old vision. The designs reflect how I prefer to experience local content when making short-list selections: Direct, relevant, comprehensive and reliable, with a dynamic, mobile-responsive user interface.

Our consumer-focused approach is driven by Inspiration and Motivation: the WHAT, WHERE, WHO and especially WHY of travel.

The HOW of travel has become an intensely competitive activity, with tourism products sold as commodities for large commissions by multi-billion dollar booking robots and meta-search engines that dominate the global marketplace. Fortunately, with the efficient connection tools we provide, preparation can still be an enjoyable and convenient part of the adventure – you just might discover a unique experience, book directly and save money!

VICTORIA GULF ISLANDS is more than a pure visitor-oriented tourism site.  Compared to its regional cousins like Tourism ISL, this site is a fully expanded community-level resource, with a range of categories relevant to visitors and residents alike.  It also integrates the data/functionality presented in its constituent sites: Tourism Gulf Islands, Tourism Sidney, Tourism Saanich, Tourism Oak Bay, Tourism Westshore, Serving Sooke and Travel Sooke.
We stress consistency and independence.  Unrestricted by obligations to external organizations or political boundaries, we're able to include anything that might be of value to users, while avoiding the clutter of random syndicated advertising and disguised sales funnels. We do not profit from any of the related sales transactions - we are purely a communication channel...keeping everyone's costs down and our integrity clear. We do our best to provide connections to local experts and operators - it's a whole new level of CHOICE, yet with a familiar feeling across all sites.

National launch is planned for mid-2019 (this is a spare time project on a small budget) ... See below for key elements in that roll-out.  BC organizations should check out our advance participation options - it's just pennies a day to enjoy an enhanced role in this adventure...note, placement order on a selected site page is first-come, first-served!

I hope that as this approach evolves it becomes even more fun, useful and human.
Here's to inspiration…enjoy VICTORIA GULF ISLANDS!                                Keith Baldwin (Sooke, BC

Our network of sites is coming together...




Alberni Valley, Campbell River, Central Island Homes, Comox Valley, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, Nanaimo, Oak Bay, Pacific Rim, Parksville, Port Alberni, Qualicum, Saanich, Salish Sea, Sidney, Sooke, Sunshine Coast, Victoria Gulf Islands, Victoria Homes, Westshore



Cariboo Chilcotin, CCC, Fraser Valley, HomeList BC, ISL, Kootenay Rockies, KR, NBC, Metro Vancouver BC, Northern BC, NWA, Sea To Sky BC, See BC, See British Columbia, Thompson Okanagan, TO, Vancouver BC, VCM  



Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton, Discover Montreal, Eastern Canada, Exploring Canada, Exploring Toronto, HomeList Canada, See AB, See Alberta, See Canada Now, See Manitoba, See Montreal, See Ontario, See Quebec, See Saskatchewan, See The Maritimes, Western Canada



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