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AG largely praises B.C. COVID-19 tourism supports, cites 'minor' shortfalls

AG largely praises B.C. COVID-19 tourism supports, cites 'minor' shortfalls

VICTORIA — B.C's auditor general says the province's COVID-19 support program for the devastated tourism industry followed most required guidelines, though he raised some concerns about the way it was documented and monitored.
BC Hotel Association strikes sustainability partnerships

BC Hotel Association strikes sustainability partnerships

New pacts with Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and Biospere Tourism are expected to benefit members
Lifted Canadian pandemic restrictions help pump tourist spending

Lifted Canadian pandemic restrictions help pump tourist spending

Year-over-year tourist spending in Canada soared in the fourth quarter of 2022
Destination Canada wins international award for business-event sustainability

Destination Canada wins international award for business-event sustainability

Vancouver-based organization's winning plan aims to improve how business events are held in the country
Summer hotel booking pace ‘softening,’ says Tourism Whistler CEO

Summer hotel booking pace ‘softening,’ says Tourism Whistler CEO

With other resort towns and cities reporting a similar cool-down, the trend isn’t unique to Whistler’s tourism industry
B.C., Mexican governments reach deal to bring 100 hospitality workers to province

B.C., Mexican governments reach deal to bring 100 hospitality workers to province

'The BCHA is strongly committed to delivering innovative and results-oriented solutions to support our industry’s workforce needs,' said BCHA president and CEO Ingrid Jarrett
Travel, tourism sectors set for major recovery this year — but business spending lags

Travel, tourism sectors set for major recovery this year — but business spending lags

MONTREAL — Canada's travel and tourism sector is poised for a big post-pandemic rebound, according to a report from the World Travel and Tourism Council. The industry is set to contribute $162.
YVR working to get more skiers on Whistler Blackcomb

YVR working to get more skiers on Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler’s mayor and council hears update on airport operations in the Lower Mainland
Vancouver digital marketing firm Rtown acquires assets of Mintent

Vancouver digital marketing firm Rtown acquires assets of Mintent

The acquisition is expected to double Rtown's headcount and revenue
Corporate forecasts pointing to continued tourism boom

Corporate forecasts pointing to continued tourism boom

Airlines, cruiselines, hotel operators raise guidance for business operations through 2023