Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Season 20: January 14 - 31, 2022
Destination Vancouver is excited to move forward with plans for the 20th anniversary of Dine Out Vancouver Festival for Winter 2022 running from January 14 – 31, 2022.
Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2021 attracted over 460,000 seated diner generating in excess of $22 million in revenue to restaurants over the 31-day run.
Destination Vancouver and Community Partners will be investing in marketing and promotion of the festival with a digital and traditional media campaign valued in excess of $500K which generates media reach to an audience in excess of 48 million.
Registration is NOW OPEN. The deadline to register is Friday, October 29th.
Below are important key dates:
- Registration Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021
- Menu / Offer Upload Deadline: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
- Restaurant Reveal and Reservations Live: Thursday, January 6, 2022
- Dine Out Vancouver Festival: January 14 - 31, 2022
Criteria for Participation:
Participation is open to restaurants in Metro Vancouver regardless of affiliation with Destination Vancouver. The registration fee is applicable to all restaurant locations.
Registration Fee: $200 plus GST
Restaurant Registration deadline is Friday, October 29, 2021
PARTICIPATION RULES AND REGULATIONS
REGISTRATION DETAILS & FEES
The registration period deadline is Friday, October 29, 2021.
The registration fee is $200 + GST per participating restaurant location. Registration fees are payable online and are due at time of registration. Registration Fees are NOT REFUNDABLE.
Restaurants are required to select one or more options for menus. Options are as follows:
- Restaurants may choose to offer a three-or-more-course menu in one of 4 PRICE RANGES. Ranges are as follows: $20-$29, $30-$39, $40-$49, $50-$59 AND/OR,
- Restaurants MAY offer a Dine Out TO GO package AND/OR,
- Restaurants MAY provide another promotional offer to attract customers*.
*promotional offer includes a set menu at a fixed price outside of the existing ranges, 2 for 1 course, complimentary dish, complimentary glass of wine/beer or other value-add. NOTE: Restaurants offering “a special promotional offer” will not appear in the price-range search listings but rather a separate “special offers” section.
- Set menus must be a minimum of three courses per person.
Restaurants MAY organize and offer a special 20th anniversary dining event – following strict Public Health Order guidelines for events – in addition to their other offer. These culinary events (ex: sommelier dinner, cooking class or other unique event) will be marketed through dineoutvancouver.com. Planning, organizing and ticketing are the full responsibility of the restaurant. Revenue is retained by the restaurant in full.
The official online reservations funding partner will be OpenTable. Only OpenTable reservations links are permitted. OpenTable will provide us with a unique reservations link that allows for aggregate volume tracking. Any reservation fees charged by OpenTable will be the same as those charged through the restaurant’s own website.
If a restaurant uses another reservations system other than OpenTable, guests will be directed to the restaurant’s website for generic online reservations (ex:www.restaurantabc.com/reservations) Destination Vancouver will not accept reservations URL’s which identify any other platform.
Restaurants are permitted to pre-charge for reservations or charge a no-show fee.
GIFT CARDS NOW REQUIRED
Restaurants MUST submit a gift card to their respective restaurant per the value schedule below, to be used for social media contesting, marketing, and ‘surprise & delight’ opportunities.
The gift certificate must not have an expiry date. The amount of the gift certificate will correspond to the menu price range in which you have registered. The amounts are as follows:
- $20-$29 and $30-$39 price range restaurants to provide a $50 gift card
- $40-$49 and $50-$59 price range restaurants to provide a $100 gift card
- To Go package and “Promotional Offer” restaurants should follow the same guidelines.
Note : You may provide additional gift cards, or a higher value, at your discretion, in order to generate more media attention for your restaurant.
All gift cards are due at registration. Gift Cards must NOT have an expiry date.
Please MAIL gift cards to:
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Suite 210 - 200 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3L6
Restaurant Registration deadline is Friday, October 29, 2021.