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Sooke, British Columbia

Online Planning Resources

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It's All Here!

It's Tourism "Plus" with 9 major groupings of more than 140 active categories, with over 860 unique references...more than all others in Sooke combined (excluding our other sites!).  T1 Videos feature.

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Rapid, Single-Page Search 

An efficient directory of 400+ links to reliable, local information. Everything you'll need to plan and book your next trip directly!  T1 Videos feature.

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3 Travel Zones, All Results

Hundreds of tourism resources by zone: Metchosin - Saseenos; Central Sooke – Otter Point; Muir Creek - Port Renfrew.  T1 Videos Feature.

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Image & Video Connections

Relevant Images and Video from Google and Youtube, filtered by topic and quality.  T1 Videos feature.

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Official local resource. Stylish but slow-loading, glitchy for mobile devices

Featuring about three dozen SRTA members in a colourful desktop-optimized format. Adequate and credible general lure piece but not comprehensive or particularly efficient. 

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Best to visit in person

Located at the museum at the Phillips Road intersection, this is a great facility for last minute planning and local advice.

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Decent starting point, but generic - good map integration

Hits a few of the highlights of the region, but without any operator information.  Barely a dozen "Things to Do" with two dozen random images in a fixed slide show (the low-res images don't expand and seem quite dated).

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Limited content, awkward to use

Destination BC relinquished its inventory of products to TripAdvisor in 2018. The content for this sub-region remains thin, but at least the tourism operators inventory has risen from 3 to 23...still only a fraction of what's actually available.  Unrelated articles fill things up.

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Great baseline info, but no operators

Good identification of factual/statistical items as well as defining the local areas/neighbourhoods but some sections (eg. real estate) are about 7 years old.  

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Dated, generic

Rather thin coverage of the destination (last edition was 2013) but another perspective can't hurt!   Cluttered by syndicated US advertising, including a booking engine that does not apparently have any local product.

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Their priority is to earn commissions...

Good quality search engine, with helpful features, including user reviews/ experiences and price comparisons from six other services.  Booking direct with a property is often the same price.   Inventory of properties is decent but not exceptional.

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Quite comprehensive, excellent images

The advantages of using this tool are that you can store your favourites, and the user reviews and images are very effective in terms of ranking the items.  Recommended.

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Commercial site with generous coverage

An adequate treatment of the Sooke area, but not especially detailed.  The site is produced by a commercial operator (Discover Vancouver Island Tours) and there are frequent sales pitches, and no local operator details.

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Commercial operation focus.  Does a good job for the community generally

Professionally done lure site, supporting the Port Renfrew destination while providing built-in reservation system.

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Well-established site, adequate content, zero local participation by operators

This is a clean, modern site. Content is well-written, if dated (possibly about 6 years since the last refresh) - no operator information so overall utility is minimal.

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Sooke is an afterthought...

The TVI site is trendy/stylish but exasperating to use.  It becomes clear that the South Island is barely represented in terms of operators (just 2 in Sooke), and the Sooke area's features are not addressed at all. Disappointing and of no practical use here.

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WE ARE NOT ALONE!

It’s all connected...

We’re developing a comprehensive network of hundreds of custom sites smoothly connecting residents and visitors with local experts and vendors.  Since mid-2018 we have begun integrating destination/market zones from Local to Regional to Province/State to National-Regional to National to Continental and ultimately to flexible Global-scale systems. Our goal is to consistently create informed awareness and interest through direct uncluttered links to official sources, qualified alternative experts and primary vendors without the typical distractions of random external syndicated (pay-per-click) advertising or affiliate referral (commission-based) ads.
Developing cost-effective industry support resources as we grow is intrinsic to meeting that goal.

Our primary focus is on tourism activities, including regional leisure and business travel opportunities in sectors such as accommodation, adventure, arts, attractions, boating, camping/RV, culture, entertainment, events, fishing, golf, parks, recreation, resorts, restaurants, shopping, skiing, touring and a range of visitor services. On some sites, the scope widens to include a variety of products and services relevant primarily to residents, and in others, the focus is on a specific tourism product or service (such as real estate or golf).

We are not an agency, nor do we generate independent product or destination content or reviews. We exist simply to make your life easier by cutting through the redundant mass of online dead-ends and clouds of commissioned sales pitches and getting you instead to qualified primary sources…saving you time and making the discovery process a lot more fun!

As of September, 2018 we are 40% of the way along in terms of our core network publication. Nearly 100 sites are now visible with varying levels of preliminary data present, available for industry and consumer participation:

CAN ORG | CARIBOO CHILCOTIN | CENTRAL ISLAND HOMES | DENMARK NORWAY SWEDEN | DISCOVER MONTREAL | EASTERN CANADA TOURISM | EXPLORE SOOKE | EXPLORING TORONTO | HOMELIST BC | HOMELIST CANADA | HOMELIST USA | ISLANDS BC | KOOTENAY ROCKIES | METRO VANCOUVER BC | NORTH AMERICAN TOURISM SOLUTIONS | NORTHERN BC | SEA 2 SKY BC | SEE ALBERTA | SEE BC | SEE BRITISH COLUMBIA | SEE EUROPE | SEE MANITOBA | SEE MONTREAL | SEE ONTARIO | SEE QUEBEC | SEE SASKATCHEWAN | SEE THE MARITIMES | SERVING BC | SERVING SOOKE | SOOKE TOURISM | SUNSHINE COAST BC | THOMPSON OKANAGAN | TOUR FRANCE | TOUR GREECE |

T1 ADS | T1 BOOKING |
T1 MAPS | T1 VIDEOS | TOURISM 1 | TOURISM ADS | TOURISM SOLUTIONS |

TOURISM ... ALBERTA | BELGIUM | BRAZIL | CALGARY | CALIFORNIA | CCC | COMOX VALLEY | EASTERN EUROPE | EDMONTON | FLORIDA | FRASER VALLEY | GERMANY AUSTRIA | GULF ISLANDS | ISL | ITALY | KR | NBC | NETHERLANDS | NORTH AMERICA | NWA | OAK BAY | OTTAWA | PACIFIC RIM | PARKSVILLE | PORTUGAL | SAANICH | SALISH SEA | SIDNEY | SOOKE | SOUTH AMERICA | SPAIN | SWITZERLAND | TO | UK | USA | VANCOUVER BC | VCM | WESTERN EUROPE | WESTSHORE |

TRANS CANADA TOURISM | TRAVEL ALBERNI | TRAVEL CAMPBELL RIVER | TRAVEL COMOX VALLEY | TRAVEL COWICHAN | TRAVEL NANAIMO | TRAVEL QUALICUM | TRAVEL SALISH SEA | TRAVEL SOOKE | USA MIDWEST | USA NORTH EAST | USA NORTH WEST | USA SOUTH EAST | USA SOUTH WEST | VICTORIA GULF ISLANDS | VICTORIA HOMES | WESTERN CANADA TOURISM |

In 2019, the following sites are scheduled to be published and accessible to all users.
"Tourism" is represented by {T} for readability:

Ad Store .ca, Ads Can USA, Adventures North America, Adventures {T}, American Business Travel, American {T} Marketing, American {T} Services, ANATMO, Attractions North America, Boating North America, Can Mex USA, Canada Mexico USA, Canadian {T} Marketing, Community {T} Partners, Connections North America, Convention {T}, Cruising North America, Destinations North America, Discover USA Canada, Dive North America, Experience North America, Explore Canada USA, Explore North America, EXPO North America, Farming {T}, Fly North America, Food Wine {T}, Global {T} Partners, Golfing North America, Hiking North America, Homes North America, HOST North America, Hotels North America .net, In North America, Integrated {T} Solutions, Jobs {T}, Local {T} Experts, Lodging North America, Meetings North America, NATDMA, NATDMO, NATPN, North American Camping RV, North American Getaways, North South America, Over Earth .net, Over North America, Pan American {T}, Parks North America, Partners In {T} .net, Regional {T} Partners, Resorts North America, See Australia .net, See Canada Now, See Europe Now, See The Americas, See USA .net, Shopping North America, Skiing North America, Sport Fishing {T}, Sports {T} Expo, Stay In North America, T1 Trips, TDSMO, Theme Park T}, Think North America, Tour Canada USA, Tour The Americas, {T} .directory, {T} Africa .net, {T} Americas, {T} Arizona .net, {T} Asia .net, {T} Asia Pacific, {T} Atlanta, {T} Australia NZ, {T} California USA, {T} Canada 1, {T} Canada USA, {T} Caribbean .net, {T} Central America, {T} Delaware, {T} Destinations .net, {T} Direct .net, {T} Disney, {T} East, {T} East Asia, {T} Experts .net, {T} Expo .net, {T} Florida USA, {T} France .org, {T} Georgia, {T} Guides .net, {T} Gulf Coast, {T} Hawaii .net, {T} Host, {T} India .net, {T} Indiana, {T} Kentucky, {T} Las Vegas .net, {T} Los Angeles .net, {T} Massachusetts, {T} Mexico .net, {T} Mexico City, {T} Miami .net, {T} Monthly, {T} NASA, {T} New York .net, {T} New York City, {T} Oceania, {T} Oregon .net, {T} Orlando .net, {T} Partners .net, {T} Partners Network, {T} Portland .net, {T} Research .net, {T} Salt Lake City, {T} San Diego .net, {T} San Francisco .net, {T} Seattle .net, {T} Sectors, {T} Shows, {T} Suppliers, {T} Tampa Bay, {T} Telescope, {T} Tennessee, {T} Texas .net, {T} Texas USA, {T} USA Canada, {T} Washington .net, {T} Weekly, {T} West, {T} West Coast, {T} West Virginia, Travel Scapes .net, Travel Trade and Media, TSDMO, USA Can EXPO, USA Can Golf, USA Can RV, USA Can Ski, USA Can Spa, USA Canada .net, USA Canada 360, USA Canada {T}, USA {T} Solutions, Vacation Ads .net, Vacation North America, Visit North America .net, Visit the Americas, World {T} Offices.

Finally, in addition to all of the above we have another 70 similar site/brands under parallel development, and these may be released in 2020, subject to market demands.

Welcome to the Tourism Solutions family – featuring a Global view with a North American perspective. Be part of it today...

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