Minister of Small Business & Tourism
November 30, 2015: TIABC CEO Walt Judas and TIABC Chair Jim Humphrey are in Ottawa for the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) Congress. Walt and Jim were pleased to be able to meet the new federal Minister of Small Business & Tourism, Ms. Bardish Chagger.
Top Row/L to R: Celia Robben, Sunshine Coast Tourism; Minister Shirley Bond
Bottom Row L to R: Coralee Oakes, MLA Cariboo North and Andrea Shaw, Destination BC Chair; Sydney Johnson, TIABC Policy Committee member at BC Fishing Resorts and Outfitters Association.
TIABC CEO talks tourism on Global TV
Federal Ministers Announced
Prime Minister Trudeau has announced the new Cabinet and Bardish Chagger has been appointed the Minister of Small Business and Tourism.
TIABC sent a welcome letter to Minister Chagger on November 4, 2015.
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BC Tourism Industry Conference
The 2015 BC Tourism Conference has wrapped up and what a great week we all had! You can read more about it in our most recent newsletter here. Complete a TIC evaluation at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCTIC2015
Gaining the Edge Strategy updated and Visitor Centre Network funding announced
B.C.’s tourism sector and visitor numbers have been strong through the summer, and to ensure that momentum continues into future years, government has updated its provincial Tourism Strategy, Gaining the Edge: 2015-2018. In keeping with this theme, Destination BC will begin a new, three-year base funding model for the community visitor services network that ensures stable and predictable distribution of funding. Read more on the Province of BC website and/or the Destination BC website.
L to R: Marsha Walden (CEO, Destination BC), James Chase (CEO, BC Hotel Association), Honourable Shirley Bond (Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training), Walt Judas (CEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC), Mark von Schellwitz (Vice President - Western Canada, Restaurants Canada) and Ty Speer (CEO, Tourism Vancouver).
Walt Judas, TIABC CEO has been racking up the kilometres over the past few months visiting TIABC members, and potential members around BC. Thank you all for the great industry discussions!
Walt Judas named as the new CEO
The Board of Directors has selected Walt Judas as the next Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC), effective May 15, 2015.
Read more about TIABC's new CEO appointment - available here
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