The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC), formerly the Council of Tourism Associations (COTA) of BC, is a member based, ‘umbrella’ organization representing the interests of BC’s tourism related businesses.


TIABC Annual General Meeting

TIABC's Annual General Meeting was held June 24th 2013 at the Delta Vancouver Airport in Richmond. Over 50 members attended this important meeting. For more details contact TIABC.

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Destination BC Announced

Details of Destination BC, the new Provincial Destination Marketing Organization (PDMO) were announced at the HOST 2012 conference on Monday, November 5. 

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BC’s Tourism Industry Applauds the Choice of Family Day

The announcement of BC’s Family Day as the second Monday in February has initiated widespread enthusiasm across British Columbia’s tourism industry.

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Summit Presentations Available for Download

By popular request, copies of a variety of Summit presentations are now available!

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YVR Maps Out 10-Year Strategy

Vancouver Airport Authority announced a 10-year strategy outlining $1.8 billion in improvements designed to keep Vancouver International Airport (YVR) competitive and an economic generator for British Columbia.

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Minister Bell Addresses BC Tourism Leaders' Summit Delegates

The second day of the BC Tourism Leaders' Summit kicked off with a speech by the Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, the Honourable Pat Bell. The Minister provided an update to industry of upcoming government priorities, including

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First Day of the 3rd Annual BC Tourism Leaders' Summit a Success!

Photo Credit: Vincent L. Chan, Invisionation Photography

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Tips & Tricks for Working Effectively With Government

The three government relations panelists at the BC Tourism Leaders' Summit had a few great tips and tricks for working effectively with government. Read on for the highlights...

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TIABC Launches New Website!

TIABC is excited to announce the launch of its new website, www.tiabc.ca! The newly redeveloped site features eye catching visuals, social media integration, and fully updated content. 

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PDMO Communique

On April 11th, 2012, the PDMO Transition Team (formerly known as the PDMO Task Force) met with Minister Pat Bell and Deputy Minister Dana Hayden to continue our discussions and negotiations toward a new Provincial DMO which is outside of government and formula funded. We are pleased to advise that the meeting was productive, and we are confident that we are moving in a very positive direction. We appreciate and honour the trust and support that you have shown us to-date. 

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