Published On: Tuesday, 05 December 2017
Chamber's Portable Information Kiosk Promotes Parksville
PARKSVILLE – Visitors and locals in Parksville have a new way to discover their community: a mobile digital information booth.
The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre embarked on a new project earlier this year to create a portable digital guide to effectively showcase the region.
A grant from Destination B.C.’s Innovation Funding program led to development of a digital informational kiosk, which inform both visitors and locals by sharing details about all there is to experience in the region.
The kiosk acts as a mobile visitor information centre while also promoting Chamber members. With up to 18,000 visitors per day to Parksville and area, the kiosk encourages visitors to do more, spend more, and stay longer. The kiosk also helps residents discover or rediscover all that the region has to offer.
Easy to use, accessible, and innovative, the kiosk delivers details on local attractions, restaurants, retail shops and accommodations. Users can also check on highway conditions, festivals and events, weather conditions, and view a local map.
The kiosk is now in a high traffic area of Thrifty Foods, right near the customer service desk. It is an eye-catching design that looks like a giant i-phone.
Kim Burden, Executive Director of the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce, says the kiosk provides an opportunity to showcase the regional video.
'The project also involved with some great partners including: Thrifty Foods, Pacific Brimm Café & Catering, Sunrise Ridge Resort, Horne Lake Caves, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Lisa M., MacDonald Realty, Quality Resort Bayside, Parker McDonald – Royal LePage Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty, Tyler Cave Productions, bDigital Video, 5 Star Media Group and Geeks on the Beach.