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Who We Are

Wellness Travel BC is the only marketing cooperative of travel partners engaging consumers to look, then book all types of wellness experiences at remarkable settings throughout British Columbia and Yukon.

You will not find another partnership opportunity anywhere that offers greater value for the money than an investment in Wellness Travel BC.

Our marketing expertise, complemented by extensive industry knowledge and connections gained by decades working in tourism, hospitality, and media – is simply unsurpassed.

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Nominee / First Runner Up – 2023 International Wellness Tourism Association Leading Light Award

Wellness Travel BC is very proud to be the Recipient of THREE Nominations for the International Wellness Tourism Association‘s Leading Light Award for 2023, and is the First Runner Up in this year’s competition!

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Testimonials

“Proud to Work Alongside You”

“Cheryl, the growing success of Wellness Travel BC is a credit to your hard work, creativity, and tenacity! Congratulations, we are proud to work alongside as you are developing this sector.”

Robert Reyerse
CEO, Tourism Harrison

“Thanks for Representing Us So Magnificently”

“As you are our wellness champion within British Columbia (and on the national scale, too), thank you for continuing to represent us so magnificently with Wellness Travel BC!

Anneke Feuermann
Marketing & Public Relations Manager, The Oak Bay Beach Hotel

“Proud to be a Supporter”

“Cheryl, we think Wellness Travel BC is a tremendous initiative and we are proud to be a supporter!”

Wendy Van Puymbroeck
Director, Industry Development & Destination Marketing, Kootenay Rockies Tourism

“Our Listing Looks Terrific”

“Thanks so much Cheryl. The home page banner looks terrific and so does our listing.”

Michelle Beaudry
Director of Marketing & Communications, Predator Ridge Resort

“Appreciate and Value Our Partnership”

“We appreciate and value our partnership and are thrilled to see the growth of Wellness Travel BC – congratulations. It is wonderful to see the many touch points we were able to have through this partnership with new audiences in your first year.”

Bobby Bissessar
Director, Sales & Marketing, The Cove Lakeside Resort 

“Pleased with Our Partnership with Wellness Travel BC”

“We are pleased with our partnership with Wellness Travel BC as our ‘Fuel Free…Almost’ concept has a core focus around health and wellness. We encourage visitors to engage their senses, relax their minds, keep active, and re-discover more of themselves, all while discovering everything that Penticton has to offer.”

Paige Shultz
Marketing & Member Services, Visit Penticton

“Your Hard Work on Our Behalf is Truly Appreciated”

“Your hard work on our behalf is truly appreciated, especially given the challenges posed by both the natural events and the ongoing COVID recovery. Looking forward to continued collaboration and success!”

Marianne Boom
Director, Guest Relations, Long Beach Lodge Resort

A Massive Wellness Wave

The 2023 American Express Annual Travel Report predicts a massive Wellness Wave in the coming years. AMEX’s research states that “… travelers want to relax and unplug from their busy lives – and are gravitating toward destinations and resorts that will help them decompress and feel healthier.”

82% of respondents enjoy walking as their favorite activity to stay healthy while traveling

72% of respondents say they are more focused on self-care than they were a year ago

57% of respondents plan to take extended vacations to focus on wellness


Wellness Travel – 21% Annual Growth Rate

The Global Wellness Institute recently shared that “… we predicted Wellness Travel would emerge as its own powerful category in tourism years before anyone even used the term. Now it’s the fastest growing travel sector. The Global Wellness Institute predicts an impressive 21% annual growth rate, expanding the sector to an over $1 trillion market by 2024.”


Expanding Beyond the Traditional Spa Experience

As we continue out of the pandemic, a recent article in SKIFT points to the opportunities to expand wellness travel beyond the traditional spa experience. Their editorial piece explains, “… it’s now clear this trend of travel becoming in and of itself an opportunity to heal and a splurge on wellness is here to stay going into 2022”, and beyond.

Invest in Your Company’s Global Wellness Travel Profile

Annual Partner Fees – $999*

Eligible Tourism & Hospitality Businesses – Destination Marketing Organizations, Luxury / Premium Hotels & Resorts; Restaurants; Arts & Culture Venues / Programs; Gardens; Hot Springs & Spas; Wellness Centres & Retreats

  • Dedicated landing page on WellnessTravelBC.com consumer-facing website – photo, 500 words copy, social media assets and pixel tracking
  • Social media marketing via Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn
  • Social media posts promoting Wellness Travel BC partners, wellness quotes, travel tips, trends
  • Monthly enewsletters – Industry, Consumer

*plus GST

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Partner Benefits

Wellness Travel BC offers its partners the ability to cluster and pool resources for the purpose of joint marketing, sales, and promotion, providing fantastic leverage for your marketing dollars.

  • High-visibility landing page on WellnessTravelBC.com, the only consumer-facing website exclusively promoting authentic wellness travel experiences available in British Columbia and Yukon
  • Wellness Travel BC brand exposure via Glacier Media’s premier website, VancouverisAwesome.com, with an opportunity to add direct exposure for your property through preferred digital ad package rates negotiated by WTBC (see below)
  • Connections to global, national, and regional initiatives that promote wellness travel
  • Sharing of the latest data and trends in wellness tourism
  • An opportunity to collaborate with industry peers to further support the growth of tourism for health, wellbeing, and sustainability

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Additional Partner Opportunities

In addition to our annual marketing and promotion, partners are offered additional opportunities:

  • As a lead partner in seasonal wellness travel campaigns with media outlets – contest, email opt-ins, editorial, digital marketing
  • As part of the consortia exhibiting under the Wellness Travel BC umbrella at consumer events (i.e. Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show, Seattle Outdoor Adventure Show, Health & Wellness Shows in Vancouver and Abbotsford)

Launched Fall 2023 – Wellness Travel Hub within VancouverisAwesome.com!

We’re thrilled to announce Wellness Travel BC’s official partnership with Glacier Media and its premier website, VancouverisAwesome.com!

We have a dedicated WTBC Hub (landing page / editorial content) within the VIA site, launched Fall 2023.

We know how engaging content and great promotions can quickly translate into bookings at your hotels, resorts and retreats, and visitors in your destination communities.

Wellness Travel BC has negotiated preferred rates for for Glacier digital ad packages, rates that are exclusive to our Partners.

VIA’s website visitor metrics are fantastic, and our content will live on the site year-round, representing phenomenal marketing dollar value.

Reach out to Cheryl at cheryl@wellnesstravelbc.com for an introduction to Glacier Media’s team.

Questions About Partnership?

We welcome your questions about the Wellness Travel BC Partner opportunity – contact Cheryl at cheryl@wellnesstravelbc.com.

Connected to Industry

Wellness Travel BC is a proud member of the Tourism Industry Association of BC, the worldwide Wellness Tourism Association, and the Global Wellness Institute.

We work closely with Destination British Columbia, the Indigenous Tourism Association of BC (ITBC), the BC Hotel Association, and BC’s regional DMOs to further the growth and awareness of wellness travel experiences throughout the province.