Current Clients

Past Projects

  • Orangeville


    Just one hour north of Toronto in the heart of the Headwaters region, Orangeville is a convenient and tempting destination for every visitor. Discover an impressive list of things to see and do. Explore a unique collection of shops and eateries. Experience award-winning events. As a day trip or overnight excursion, Orangeville offers more than you expect.

  • Zegrahm Expeditions

    Zegrahm Expeditions

    Zegrahm Expeditions is a company of explorers and adventurers. For the last 30 years, they have shared their passion for unique experiences with like-minded travelers by weaving together the world’s most inspiring and remote destinations, on all seven continents, into one-of-a-kind itineraries.

    Services: Branding & Storytelling, Media Relations

    Worked Together Since: January 2020

  • True Colombia Travel

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    A local tour operator in Antioquia and Colombian destination management company (DMC), they specialize in offering fully customized trips and unique experiences throughout Colombia.

    Services: Media Relations, Marketing

    Worked Together since: February 2019

  • Brampton

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    As Canada’s 9th largest city and one of the most diverse, Brampton offers visitors many unique opportunities from many great festivals, music, drama, sports tournaments and a great network of trails and parks to enjoy. Downtown Brampton offers many good restaurants and lots of entertainment at the Rose Theatre and Garden Square.

  • Montecatini Terme

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    “Montecatini Terme e la Valdinievole – Da Leonardo a Pinocchio” is an ambitious project started in 2015 by the 11 municipalities in the Valdinievole, along with local associations and companies with the goal of generating awareness and disseminating the area’s tourist and cultural heritage.

  • PATA


    PATA is a non-profit travel trade association serving government tourism offices, hotels, airlines, and other travel-related companies in Asia Pacific.

    Services: Media Relations

    Worked Together Since: February 2019

  • Visit Oakville

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    A destination management organization operated through a Board of Directors comprised of Oakville Tourism stakeholders.

    Services: Destination Development

    Worked Together Since: November 2018

  • PromPeru

    Services: Trade Development

    Worked Together Since: February 2019

  • Visit Finland

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    A DMO that works to develop Finland’s travel image and helps Finnish travel companies to internationalize, develop, sell and market high-quality travel products. Visit Finland cooperates with travel destination regions, businesses in the travel industry and other export promoters and embassies.

    Services: Trade Development

    Worked Together Since: December 2018

  • Active Adventures

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    A tour operator based in New Zealand, that has hand-crafted trips for over 20 years for travellers who love hiking and the outdoors.

    Services: Trade Development

    Worked Together Since: August 2018

  • TourRadar

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    TourRadar is an online marketplace for travellers to compare and book multi-day tours. The company works with over 500 tour and river cruise operators including: Avalon, Contiki, G Adventures, Globus, Intrepid Travel and Topdeck.

    Services: Trade Development

    Worked together from: July 2018

  • New Zealand Walking Tours

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    A tour operator offering luxury walking adventures through New Zealand’s wilderness. From discovering the pristine beauty of Milford Sound by foot, to dining at locally-renowned restaurants with award-winning wine, experiences are catered for travellers that enjoy the finer things in life.

    Services: Media Relations

    Worked Together Since: 2018

  • Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

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    LWC is committed to the conservation of wildlife and the development of communities in and around the Lewa and Borana conservation landscape.

    Services: Marketing

    Worked together since 2017

  • Ecotours-BC

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    Ecotours-BC is a tour operator specializing in grizzly bear and wildlife viewing experiences in British Columbia that work to connect guests to nature on a deeper level through completely natural wildlife encounters.

    Services: Marketing & Trade Development

    Worked together since: December 2017

  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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    A destination that continues to famously deliver legendary powder snow, 4,136 continuous vertical feet, 2500 acres of skiing and snowboarding and a genuine “Last of the Old West” atmosphere.

    Services: Media Relations

    Worked Together Since: 2015

  • Destination BC

    Destination BC

    As an industry-led Crown corporation, Destination British Columbia works collaboratively with tourism stakeholders across the province to coordinate marketing at the international, provincial, regional and local levels.

  • Rainforest Expeditions

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    Rainforest Expeditions runs three eco-lodges in the Peruvian Amazon, including the most remote lodge in Madre de Dios, Tambopata Research Center. Rainforest Expeditions is known for their commitment to science and sustainability, pioneering macaw research since 1989 and launching an innovative citizen science program, Wired Amazon, in 2016.



    Services: Trade Development – Asia & Marketing

    Worked together since 2016

  • Tours of Distinction

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    Tours of Distinction is a New England based tour company, with a forty year history.

    Services: Trade Development – Asia

    Worked together since 2018

  • Tourism Yukon

    Tourism Yukon

    Yukon is a destination of unparalleled scenic beauty that captivates its visitors under the spell of the midnight sun and the dance of northern lights. It’s a land that provides experiences distinguished by culture and its vast, wide-open spaces and the freedom inspired by the unending, pristine wilderness. Yukon, Larger Than Life.

  • Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal

    Services: Trade Development

    Worked together since 2017

  • Nepal Tourism Board

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    NTB is the organization responsible for tourism promotion and marketing in Nepal.

    Services: Trade Development

  • Explorers’ Edge

    Explorers’ Edge

    With Algonquin Park, the Almaguin Highlands, Loring- Restoule, Muskoka and Parry Sound contained within its borders, Explorers’ Edge is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Canada. Here there is something to impress every traveller, no matter what you’re seeking, from culinary delights, to arts and culture, to outdoor adventure, to blissful respite.

  • Orillia


    The City of Orillia is a city of 30,586 people in the heart of Central Ontario on the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe.

  • Enchanted Adventures

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    As trip designers, Enchanted Adventures takes the time to understand travellers’ preferred travel style, and then creates detailed and engrossing itineraries accordingly. Travellers can also choose from a selection of ready-made itineraries that – like all Enchanted Adventures experiences – are designed to leave a lasting impression on travellers, not the destination.



    Services: Marketing & Social Media Marketing

    Worked Together Since: 2017

  • Grey County

    Grey County

    Situated two hours north of Toronto, Grey County offers beauty you can’t get in the city along with a lifestyle that is more relaxed and family oriented.

  • Adventure Travel Trade Association

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    ATTA is a global membership organization dedicated to promoting adventure tourism. ATTA has over 1000 members from 100 countries. Members include adventure operators, tourism boards, and industry partners.

    Services: Research

    Worked together since 2016

  • Neotropic Expeditions

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    Neotropic Expeditions is a group of passionate explorers and adventurers. For over 25 years, they’ve shared their passion for one-of-a-kind experiences with their guests. They’ve created some of Ecuador and Colombia’s most inspiring destinations, in the Coast, Andes, Amazon and Galapagos Islands.

  • Quench Trip Design

    Quench Trip Design

    Quench Trip Design is a Toronto-based travel company providing trip design services to individuals and small groups. The Quench team works closely with clients from the outset, providing the ultimate in personalized trip planning services. Quench’s trip designers are seasoned and savvy travel professionals who use their own real-life experience and on the ground knowledge to create authentic and unforgettable travel experiences.


    In 2015, Bannikin developed a marketing support strategy to communicate Quench Trip Design’s brand story across social media platforms and increase awareness of the their unique approach. We are also implementing a strategy to help Quench communicate their unique brand propositions to the media while positioning them as experts in multi-generational family travel and groups, as well as sabbatical travel.

  • Ontario’s Southwest

    Ontario’s Southwest

    The Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation (SWOTC) is the provincially mandated Regional Tourism Organization, publicly branded as Ontario’s Southwest. SWOTC works with nine DMOs and tourism industry stakeholders across Southwestern Ontario to promote Ontario’s Southwest as a vibrant and prosperous tourism region.


    Developed content for to share with SWOTC industry partners, regarding best practices and approaches for operators to start packaging and itinerary development within their region. This provided tour operators with a set of guidelines by which to adhere to create appealing, market-ready itineraries for their region.

  • H+I Adventures

    H+I Adventures

    H+I Adventures specializes in mountain biking adventures that are a carefully crafted combination of physical challenges and cultural adventures. H+I Adventures carefully curates the route, the tracks, the accommodation, the food, and the flow of the day to ensure each day is memorable. Their guides are highly experienced and qualified mountain bike experts that guide guests through every stage of the journey, keeping the pace just right and teaching them to be a technically better rider.


    In 2015, Bannikin launched a targeted outreach program to North American soft adventure tour operators while also developing a Partner Guide to showcase H+I Adventures’ offering and value proposition. Additionally, Bannikin has assisted H+I Adventures in targeting media and developing strategic media relationships.

  • New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

    New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

    New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Cultures’ goal is to promote New Brunswick as a destination, developing relationships with travel trade, media and consumers. The tourism office promotes New Brunswick as the hub to Canada’s Maritime Provinces, offering five distinctive regions, each with their own story to tell and packed with incredible bays, some of the oldest mountains on the planet, the rarest of dunes, and world-renowned rivers.


    In 2015, Bannikin began working with Tourism New Brunswick in developing strong relationships with top travel representatives by designing and managing a series of FAM trips to introduce travel trade focused on the soft adventure space to the destination.

  • Wilderness North

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    Wilderness North is a Canadian company dedicated to providing guests with a pure and genuine outdoor adventure. The main goal is to deliver the best fly-in experience in the market, while also acting as stewards of the land, protecting it for future generations. Whether you are looking to explore the North in a single day adventure or on a multi-day trip, Wilderness North is the fly-in company for you. Combine your fishing experience with a cultural excursion to make your northern adventure just that much more enjoyable.

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    Marketing solutions and product development

  • PureQuest Adventures

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    PureQuest Adventures is a unique collection of DMCs focused on adventure travel in Bhutan, Nepal, India, China, Peru and Croatia, with plans to include more destinations in the near future. PureQuest was born of a desire to provide experiential tourism tour operators with a specific platform that showcases the value-addition of local talent and ideas. The collection specializes in all things adventure, including trekking, hiking, cycling, motorcycle tours, mountaineering, cultural discoveries, birdwatching, self-drive, surfing, volunteer, wildlife safaris, horseback riding, rafting, mounted safaris, overland journeys and special interest programs.

    Along with PureQuest’s destination expertise, their enthusiasm for product innovation and the maturity that comes from years of experience on the travel scene, means the PureQuest team can tailor the perfect adventure product for all their operator partners.

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    Comprehensive sales development and representation for the North American adventure travel market.

  • Colorado Tourism Office

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    Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavourful cuisine and 25 renowned ski areas and resorts. The state’s breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, the headwaters of seven major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 11 national parks and monuments and 58 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet.


    Increased Destination Profile
    Managing Colorado’s Canadian Media Relations Strategy, We directly secured $3.5 million in annual Canadian media coverage. Substantial features established
    in Canada’s major Canadian outlets included the National Post, enRoute Magazine, Zoomer, and Explore Magazine.

  • Smiling Albino

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    Smiling Albino is a Bangkok – based team of travel enthusiasts offering custom tours in Asia that are the result of continuous travel, innovation and refinement. Trips combine multiple activities, charming venues, the finest regional cuisine and passionate hosts. Discover hidden corners, insider sights and unique local characters.

  • TreadRight Foundation

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    An initiative supported by The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities TTC visits remain vibrant for generations to come.

    Services: Marketing

    Worked together from: 2008

  • Celestyal Cruises

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    The only home-porting cruise operator in Greece, Celestyal Cruises provides highly-personalized services in the Greek Islands. The foundation of the company’s philosophy is the ‘destination,’ where every cruise focuses on cultural immersion, both on board and onshore.



    Services: Media Relations and Social Media Marketing

    Worked Together Since: 2013

  • Mountain Taxi

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    Mountain Taxi was established more than 16 years ago as one of Iceland’s first adventure tour companies. Through their capacity as a full service DMC, they organise and deliver luxury, multi-day tours throughout the country, via Super Jeep.

    In 2011, Bannikin supported Mountain Taxi through a complete re-branding, including a website redesign. We followed this up with a marketing & media relations campaign complete with a press trip planned to feature Icelandic travel in the off-season for winter 2012.


    Launched a dynamic, keyword rich website that showcases the beauty of Iceland and Mountain Taxi’s time-tested tours, within a short time frame and limited budget

    Launched a strategic newsletter campaign, geared at driving more direct bookings in from Europe and North America

    Generated buzz through creative social media and media relations campaigns

  • Belcampo Belize

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    Belcampo Belize is a luxurious 12-room hotel, a 3000-acre farm, planned Agritourism centre, and a 15,000-acre rainforest reserve. Located in Belize’s Toledo District, the Lodge and Farms are at the heart of the watershed of one of nature’s most spectacular marine environments. Belcampo is proud to play a part in the conservation of the marine life of the Belizian reef through sustainable agricultural management and conservation of intact rainforest ecosystems.


    Targeted media relations strategy & outreach

  • Sol Fitness Adventures

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    Sol Fitness Adventures is the go-to source for both adventure travel preparation and exclusive outdoor fitness trips near Zion National Park and Sundance Resort. Sol trains outdoor athletes, adventurous travellers, and those who want to become such. Included in Outside’s Top 10 Trips in or near a National Park, Sol’s backpacking expeditions combine the best in luxury and outdoor fitness.


    Launched informative newsletter campaign, generating new leads and engaging existing leads

    Developed strategic marketing and communications plan so the small team can effectively market and communicate in-house on a modest budget

    Fine-tuned existing media relations efforts to a manageable degree.