Voice of the BC Tourism Industry

MENU

Tourism in the News

November 12,  2018 – Liberals planning national tourism strategy as part of election-year economic pitch

November 8, 2018 – ‘It would really hurt this town’: B.C. fishing community pleads with Ottawa to reconsider whale protection plan

October 25, 2018 – Indigenous tourism seeing ‘unprecedented’ growth in BC

October 25, 2018  – International call for action to save B.C.’s old-growth rainforests

October 1, 2018  – Ty Speer: Vancouver tourism keeps breaking records but more must be done

September 27, 2018 – Tourism minister visits Cariboo region

August 22, 2018 – Canada’s Tourism Minister defends industry’s interests

August 21, 2018 – BC tourism industry hit hard by wildfires

June 1, 2018 – Special snack commemorates tourism week in Vernon

June 1, 2018 – New tourism council will work with government on sustainable growth

June 1, 2018 – Destination BC announces three-year Base Funding for Visitor Services Network

May 31, 2018 – go2HR relaunches the revitalized SuperHost customer service training program

May 29, 2018 – Tourism contributes as much to province’s GDP as oil and gas

May 14, 2018 – B.C. tourism on a roll ahead of summer season

March 13, 2018 – New tourism funding and new ferry route will help draw more visitors

March 11, 2018 – B.C. tourism can lead in long-term sustainability

March 10, 2018 – Kelowna winery employee an inspiration for customer service

March 9, 2018 – Tourism minister unveils new marketing campaign

March 9, 2018 – Tourism offers chance to preserve Indigenous culture

March 8, 2018 – Tourism strategy embraces digital technology

February 23, 2018 – RMI funding confirmed for another year

February 22, 2108 – Alberta to suspend wine ban after B.C. puts pipeline measure on hold

February 20, 2018 – Minister Chagger celebrates Canada’s best tourism year ever – New Canadian record for international arrivals set in 2017

February 8, 2018 – Help is on the way for B.C.’s lowest-paid workers

February 6, 2018 – Albertans are B.C.’s 3rd biggest tourism spenders. Could trade war put that at risk?

February 1, 2018 – Key tourism industries brace for employee challenges 

January 24, 2018 – Tourism deal signed between B.C. and Chinese social media giant WeChat

January 23, 2018 – Aboriginal tourism gets $2.25M infusion from federal government

January 8, 2018 – Hospitality industry not a proper safety net for lost tourists

December 30, 2017 – Tourism Vancouver touts strong 2017, expects bigger things in the New Year

December 22, 2017 – A ‘damn good year’ for tourism in Victoria: consultant

December 13, 2017 – Canada is one step closer to expanding preclearance operations with the U.S. 

December 13, 2017 – New B.C. Adventure Tourism Coalition wants a coordinated approach to industry planning 

December 5, 2017 – $30M investment in upgrades planned for Sun Peaks Resort

November 29, 2017 – Business owners suffering wildfire losses now eligible for additional funding

November 22, 2017 – Visitor numbers show B.C. as a choice destination for international travellers

October 24, 2017 – Surveys beginning to show economic impact of wildfires in the Interior

October 20, 2017 – BC sees boost in tourism numbers

September 14, 2017 – Province provides wildfire support funding for two  more tourism associations (TOTA and Kootenay Rockies)

September 14, 2017 – YXS Passenger Numbers Soar

September 10, 2017 – B.C. festivals seek ways to recover from wildfires

August 29, 2017 – Saanich Peninsula’s summer tourist traffic making for a busy year

August 25, 2017  – YVR passenger traffic on track for sky high record year

August 18, 2017 – Province commits up to $200,000 to wildfire-affected Cariboo Chilcotin tourism industry

August 11, 2017 – B.C. tourism numbers stable despite wildfire fallout

August 9, 2017 – B.C. tourism businesses feeling affects of wildfires, reporting cancellations

August 4, 2017 – Reservations down by 85 percent as Valley tourism hit hard by wildfires

July 20, 2017 – ‘Know before you go’: B.C. urges Albertans not to cancel vacations, just proceed with caution

July 18, 2017 – B.C.’s new NDP government sworn into office

July 9, 2017 – Wells Gray Park closed to public

July 7, 2017  – Provincial state of emergency declared

July 5, 2017 –  Beautiful BC gets free advertising on popular American talk show

June 15, 2017 – B.C. cities clamp down on short-term vacation rentals

June 6, 2017 – British Columbia embraces aboriginal experiences in tourism

May 29, 2017 – Ladysmith Community Marina gave $1.2M boost to local economy in 2016

May 29, 2017 – BC Tourism Matters: Opinion Editorial from Destination BC and the Tourism Industry Association of BC

May 29, 2017 – Celebrating the beauty of Chilliwack during Tourism Week

May 23, 2017 – Cruise season brings tourism boom to Prince Rupert community

March 22, 2017 – Tourism Marketing Gets a Big Nod in the 2017 Budget

March 7, 2017 – Uber is coming to B.C.

March 3, 2017 – Destination BC to get more provincial funding

February 1, 2017 – Record year for Victoria tourism, with a bright outlook for 2017

February 1, 2017 – Federal budget to include reforms to temporary foreign worker program

January 25, 2017 – B.C. tourism numbers jump by half a million in 2016

January 22, 2017 – Tourism strong across the Okanagan

January 17, 2017  – Tourism in Kamloops was up in 2016; the trend expected to continue in 2017

January 14, 2017 – B.C. Parks looks to address overcrowding concerns at Mount Seymour

January 11, 2017 – YLW sees record breaking numbers in 2016

December 21, 2016 – Tourism to B.C. surges in October

November 24, 2016 – Vancouver looking to cash in on home-field advantage

November 24, 2016 – BC NDP pledge to end grizzly bear trophy hunting

November 10, 2016 – Township exit from Tourism Langley would be ‘baffling’

November 7, 2016 – B.C. changes reservation system for campgrounds

October 27, 2016 – YVR named best airport in the world

October 26, 2016 – Tinhorn Creek Vineyards receives Canada’s Safest Employers Award 2016

October 24, 2016 – Travellers will pay the price if Canada’s airports are sold

October 21, 2016 – Minister Chagger congratulates Destination Canada and the tourism industry on an amazing summer

October 13, 2016 – The Pipe results in ‘Off the hook’ Revelstoke tourism numbers

September 28, 2016 – Vancouver proposes licensing Airbnb short-term rentals

September 27, 2016 – Tourism passes 3M mark

September 15, 2016 – Kelowna International Airport records busiest month in history

September 6, 2016 – B.C. government promises summer ferry from Bella Coola to Port Hardy after 2014 service cuts

September 1, 2016 – Canadian Tourism Big Winners in New Canada-China Trade Relationship

August 24, 2016 – Mountain biking impacts Power River economy

August 22, 2016 – BC’s whale-watching industry making a comeback

August 18, 2016 – New Valemount, B.C. ski resort one step closer to reality

August 18, 2016 – Nanaimo’s tourism season bustling with U.S., Alberta visitors

August 17, 2016 – Golden’s busy summer made even busier with labour shortage

August 16, 2016 – Banner year for Tofino

August 3, 2016 – Cruise liner enlivens Nanaimo Harbour

August 3, 2016 – Air quality near cruise ship terminal has improved

August 2, 2016 – New Agricultural Land Reserve rules make it easier to book a farm wedding in B.C.

July 28, 2016  – Tourism numbers increasing in Penticton

July 27, 2016 – YVR’s passenger numbers soar to all-time high

July 26, 2016 – Plan B for unhappy campers in British Columbia

July 20, 2016 – Kelowna Wineries say its been the best year yet

July 12, 2016 – Strong spring tourism bodes well

July 11, 2016 – Cities take aim at Airbnb

July 11, 2016 – New Agreement between City of Victoria and Tourism Victoria

July 11, 2016 – BC’s Tourism Industry Recognized as World’s Best

June 27, 2016 – Kelowna added to new WestJet route list

June 27, 2016 – Infrastructure funding announced for Kamloops airport 

June 21, 2016 –  A revamped cruise ship strategy with potential

June 20, 2016 – Kelowna airport set for banner year

June 15, 2016 – Water fight with CP Rail threatens summer rafting on Kicking Horse River

June 14, 2016 – Five Cruise Ships Visit Ogden Point on One Day

June 14, 2016 – Tourism Industry Growing in Kamloops

June 14, 2016 – Vancouver to see biggest tourism increase among Canadian cities

June 14, 2016 – Airport improvement fee an embarrassment

June 13, 2016 – Tofino in desperate need of housing for seasonal workers

June 10, 2016 – City of Revelstoke signals active crackdown on illegal vacation rentals

June 9, 2016 – New hotels in Merritt to accommodate rise in tourism

June 3, 2016 – B.C tourism is cruising ahead

May 24, 2016 – Squamish Celebrates Tourism Week

May 21, 2016 – B.C. tourists flocking from Paris, Mexico

April 28, 2016 – Huu-ay-aht First Nation plans for tourism growth in Bamfield

April 26, 2016 – 2015: an exceptional year for tourism in Vernon

April 21, 2016 – Strong tourism growth sets the stage for summer season

April 14, 2016 – Paddle battle brews in Golden B.C. over whitewater access to Kicking Horse River

April 12, 2016 – New marina in Prince Rupert seen as tourism boon for B.C.’s north coast

April 5, 2016 – Turbulent battle as Golden, B.C., fights to save local river rafting industry

April 4, 2016 –  Busiest Vancouver Cruise Season since 2009

April 4, 2016 – Virtual reality poised to transform tourism marketing

March 29, 2016 – Tourism Vancouver anticipating a very busy April

March 27, 2016 – Ferry service on BC’s Central Coast missing link in potential tourism gem

March 26, 2016 – Tourism Matters to the local economy

March 25, 2016 – B.C. tourism off to a great start in 2016

March 23, 2016 – Great Bear Rainforest struggling with tourism transportation

March 22, 2016 – Tourism Report Urges Transportation Links to B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

March 8, 2016 – Record Breaking Year for Comox Valley Airport

March 1, 2016 – British Columbia’s booming tourist trade and why 5 Million Tourists Came To BC In 2015

February 25, 2016 – Tourism a Key Factor for Increased Numbers at Kamloops Airport

February 23, 2016 – B.C. tourism numbers boosted by international visitors

February 15, 2016 – Tourism sector growing faster than rest of B.C. economy

Feb 16, 2016 – B.C. expected to lead provinces in growth as it leans on non-resource industries

Partners