Tourism Planning Group

Providing pragmatic planning, product development, marketing and business implementation advice to the tourism industry.

Product Development

TPG is experienced in various aspects of product development from feasibility analysis and business planning for individual sites and attractions, to sector development work within destinations. Key services include market and trend analysis, experience development strategies, marketing strategies, and related policy analysis.

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  • Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Regional Rail Trails Tourism Strategy – with Lions Gate Consulting (current)
  • Feasibility study for the proposed Wells-Gray & North Thompson-Robson Valleys Global Geopark (2015)
  • Communications Strategy for the Tr’ondëk-Klondike World Heritage Site Nomination – WHS Adviser for the project (2015) 
  • Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, BC, Regional Heritage Strategic Plan - with Denise Cook Design (current)
  • Ministry of Tourism, Trade & Investment, BC – History & Heritage Sector Plan for the Experiences BC program (2011)
  • Metlakatla Development Corporation, Prince Rupert, BC – feasibility study for proposed Zip Line attraction (2011)
  • Westbank & District Chamber of Commerce, BC – Westbank and Area Visitor Centre feasibility analysis (2009)
  • Parks Canada – 'visioning' for the proposed South Okanagan Lower Similkameen National Park Reserve (2008)
  • Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts/Tourism BC – contributed to the development of British Columbia Community Mountain Bike Tourism Handbook (2008)
  • Guangdong Province, China – advisor on ecotourism development projects in Shimentai National Nature Reserve and in Dabishan Mountain (2008)
  • Jiangsu Province, China – advisor on concept for proposed tourism resort project (2006)
  • City of Saskatoon, Sask. – River Landing destination centre assessment (2005)
  • Natural Resources Canada – Britannia Project – market feasibility and business plan, Phase 2 and Interim Update (2005 and 2004)
  • Tsu-ma-as Transformation Society Centre, Port Alberni, BC – preliminary market assessment for Cultural Centre (2005)
  • Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations, BC – market assessment for the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler (2004)
  • Quadra Island Band, BC – market assessment for Kwagiulth Museum (2004)
  • Sun Valley Motor Speedway, Vernon, BC – market feasibility plan (2000)