Hidi Nishi Classic Golf Tournament and Networking Event


Coast Mountain Photography proudly photographed CITAP's Golf Tournament again this year, this time at their new venue - the Tsawassen Springs Golf Club.

Hidi Nishi worked as a senior executive at Japan Travel Bureau in Vancouver for many years. In order to
better expend interest in Asia for destination tourism to British Columbia and the rest of Canada, Nishi-
san felt the need to create an association to engage with similar minded businesses and organizations.

Canadian Inbound Tourism Association - Asia Pacific (CITAP) is committed to further developing Canada
as the preferred destination for Asia Pacific travellers. CITAP was established in 1997 by the leaders of
our Receptive Tour Operators including Mr Hidi Nishi. They had the vision to increase the business from
the Asia Pacific market into Canada by working collectively on marketing initiatives and by approaching
various levels of government to support the needs of the industry.

Now, nearly 20 years later, membership has grown to be 300 strong from coast to coast within Canada
and also from the United States.

Events are held 3 times per year and Coast Mountain Photography is a proud supporter and supplier to
CITAP and many of its members. Most recently a Golf Tournament was established in Hidi Nishi’s
honour and makes for a great summer networking and fun event.

This year the golf event moved to a new location – Tsawassen Springs Golf Club. This brand new facility
built in 2015 was the perfect venue with a well manicured golf course covered in sunshine, delicious
food, and a banquet attended by many non-golfers making for over 220pax in attendance.

Coast Mountain’s role included full pre and post golf photo coverage, Golf tournament foursome
portraits, action shots, candids, sponsor activation coverage, and more. Then both a slide show for
dinner/apres golf and a print of each foursome photo was created and presented at the dinner. Clients
have come to count on Coast Mountain Photography for creative and fun coverage of special event
where speed and quality are both present in all deliverables.

And we love CITAP and the chance to work together over the last 4 years. As the inbound tourists from
Asia expand, so does the success of CITAP and its members. We are proud to play a small part in making
their group events better and more memorable.


www.coastphoto.com/events www.citap.ca

Photographer: Brad Kasselman