Following Australia & South Africa, TripTide Canada has now launched to bring travellers and locals together within a single travel portal/platform. Site visitors will access, purchase and share information, experiences, advice about Canadian destinations and related tourism products.
TripTide taps into the largely untapped resource of insider knowledge held by the local community and tourism suppliers – combined with first-hand experiences and powerful word-of- mouth from visitors – to generate personalized itineraries, comprehensive & accurate information, plus ‘local secrets’ on a centralized platform for visitors pre, during and post travel.
Triptide.ca allows visitors to engage with, access, purchase and share experiences and advice about multiple destinations and tourism products, from iconic First Nations cultural experiences, whale watching, zip-lining across a wild Canadian river, to ocean-view hotel rooms and boutique Guesthouses.
Triptide Canada already features renowned suppliers on Vancouver Island including Springtide Whale Watching, Eagle Eye Adventures, Top Deck Tours, West Coast Wild Adventures, the Coast Hotel and the Painted Turtle Guesthouse; and, exciting newer operators like T’ashii Paddle School, Vancouver Island Expeditions and West Coast Salish Catering.
From small mom-and-pop businesses to multi-million dollar international operators, all members of the Triptide travel trade use their search-engine-optimized product pages to expand their global audience, and offer customers opportunities to engage, inform, promote and ultimately sell their products, packages and retail offerings online. The commission-based structure provides TripTide members with an array of benefits ranging from optimised product pages to an online booking facility, direct referrals, auctions and group purchasing discounts.
TripTide.ca’s Community has photos, videos, articles, blogs, groups, forums and membership allowing users to share real time experiences and narratives supported by unique rich content that will be integrated into all other social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google Plus.
TripTide has been developed by United Kingdom based technology expert and travel enthusiast Peter Richards, who has 30 years experience in building high-tech companies in the UK and internationally. To date, Triptide has also launched in Australia and South Africa, with aggressive plans to expand internationally.
TripTide Canada is managed by a passionate in-country team, spearheaded by Angie Barnard of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. “My parents were travel agents. I am an avid traveler. For 10 years, I have owned & operated a small hotel/hostel servicing travelers; and, I live in one of the most spectacular destinations in the world. It was a natural fit for me to enter a joint venture with TripTide to promote our destination and its tourism suppliers using local knowledge and sales solutions,” says Barnard.
The TripTide Canada team is actively sourcing Local Area Directors for other Canadian destinations, Trade Members to promote and sell, and Community Members to provide their local knowledge and passion with international travellers.