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September 25, 2020TIABC referenced in BC Local News story about tourism’s difficult summer
September 24, 2020TIABC referenced in story about Province’s relief measures
September 24, 2020Walt Judas interviewed for National Observer article about tourism and the upcoming provincial election
September 18, 2020Walt Judas quoted in News 1130 story on industry’s survival concerns
September 17, 2020Walt Judas quoted in CBC article re: provincial recovery program
September 17, 2020Walt Judas quoted in CTV News article regarding tourism’s reaction to new funding announcement
September 17, 2020Walt Judas quoted in Western Investor publication about provincial recovery relief measures
September 8, 2020Walt Judas quoted in News1130 story about tourism sector struggling during summer season
September 3, 2020Walt Judas quoted in National Observer article on BC Kayaking operators navigating rough summer
September 2, 2020 Walt Judas quoted in CBC article on hotel workers ending hunger strike
September 2, 2020Walt Judas quote in article on BC Labour Minister report on hotel workers strike
August 21, 2020Walt Judas quoted in Province article on summer tourism business around BC
August 8, 2020Walt Judas quoted in Globe & Mail article on BC tourism businesses struggling to stay afloat
August 4, 2020Walt Judas quoted in Canadian Geographic article on ecotourism being hard hit by lack of international visitors
July 28, 2020TIABC Chair, Vivek Sharma, quoted in article on extremely low June 2020 occupancy figures in Victoria
July 24, 2020TIABC’s Stimulus Proposal featured in Pique NewsMagazine article
July 21, 2020TIABC Chair, Vivek Sharma, quoted in Business in Vancouver article re: Recovery Stimulus Package for British Columbia’s Tourism & Hospitality Sector
July 21, 2020TIABC Chair, Vivek Sharma, quoted in CBC News article re: Recovery Stimulus Package for British Columbia’s Tourism & Hospitality Sector
July 21, 2020Walt Judas, TIABC CEO, interviewed on Global News re: Recovery Stimulus Package for British Columbia’s Tourism & Hospitality Sector
July 21, 2020TIABC Chair, Vivek Sharma, quoted in National Post article re: Recovery Stimulus Package for British Columbia’s Tourism & Hospitality Sector
July 21, 2020TIABC Chair, Vivek Sharma, quoted in Canadian Press article re: Recovery Stimulus Package for British Columbia’s Tourism & Hospitality Sector
July 21, 2020 – TIABC Chair, Vivek Sharma, interviewed on CTV news re: Recovery Stimulus Package for British Columbia’s Tourism & Hospitality Sector
July 21, 2020Walt Judas interviewed by News1130 re: B.C. tourism industry proposal for $680M stimulus package proposal
June 26, 2020Walt Judas quoted in Province article re: Phase 3 re-opening
June 26, 2020Walt Judas quoted in National Geographic article on Canadian border closures
June 21, 2020Walt Judas quoted in Province article re: Excitement, hesitation as B.C. tourist towns prepare for visitors
June 10 2020Walt Judas quoted in article re: aviation webinar co-hosted by TIABC, EDABC and BC Aviation Council
June 10, 2020Walt Judas quoted in Globe & Mail article re: tourism sector call for national plan to cut back pandemic travel restrictions
June 7, 2020Walt Judas quoted in article on proposal for pilot project bring people to more remote parts of BC
June 4, 2020Walt Judas was interviewed on CKNW (Mike Smyth show) radio re: impacts of COVID-19 on tourism
June 1, 2020Walt Judas op-ed in Province: Is there hope for the tourism economy this summer or the remainder of 2020?
May 29, 2020Walt Judas interviewed on CBC’s On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko re: extension of cruise ship ban
May 29, 2020Walt Judas quoted in article about tourism businesses seeking relief
May 28, 2020Walt Judas quoted in News 1130 article about tourism businesses struggling to survive
May 12, 2020Walt Judas quoted in Province article about restarting economy
May 7, 2020Walt Judas was interviewed on CKNW (Mike Smyth show) radio re: impacts of COVID-19 on tourism; BC’s Restart Plan
April 29, 2020Walt Judas quoted in Business in Vancouver article re: public confidence key to BC tourism resurgence
April 21, 2020Vivek Sharma (TIABC Vice Chair) quoted in article re: COVID-19 impacts
April 18, 2020Walt Judas interviewed via Skype on Global News Morning BC
March 25, 2020Walt Judas quoted in Vancouver Sun article re: impacts of COVID-19
March 18, 2020Walt Judas quoted in The Province article re: impact of border closure
March 17, 2020Walt Judas quoted in Globe & Mail article re: Businesses call on Ottawa for urgent help as economic crunch deepens
March 17, 2020Walt Judas quoted in CBC article re: B.C.’s visitor economy faces collapse without government relief
March 4, 2020COVID-19 session at BCTIC referenced in industry blog
March 2, 2020Walt Judas quoted in article about BC budget and tourism funding
November 20, 2019TIABC signs Regional Pledge
November 2, 2019Walt Judas quoted in article about new minority federal government
June 1, 2019Alroy Chan quoted in article about challenges facing industry
April 9, 2019Walt Judas quoted about Alberta visitors deterred by pipeline decisions
March 1, 2019Walt Judas quoted about tourism impact on economy
January 21, 2019Walt Judas quoted about Adventure Tourism Coalition
January 10, 2019Walt Judas quoted about Tourism Whistler halting marketing in China amid rising tensions 
December 18, 2018Walt Judas quoted in article reviewing BC business and industry in 2018 
October 25, 2018Walt Judas quoted in Whistler Pique story on summer wildfires
September 30, 2018Walt Judas quoted about impact of summer wildfires
August 18, 2018Walt Judas quoted about current state of tourism during wildfires
July 27, 2018Walt Judas quoted in BC Business
May 29. 2018 – Walt Judas quoted about Tourism Week
April 25, 2018Walt Judas quoted on changes to MRDT
March 12, 2018B.C. airports aiming to adapt to technological demands
March 6, 2018Tourism in the spotlight
February 9, 2018B.C. Family Day moving one week later starting in 2019
February 9, 2018Walt Judas quoted regarding B.C. Wine ban
January 11, 2018Walt Judas quoted about adventure tourism sector
December 13, 2017New B.C. Adventure Tourism Coalition wants a coordinated approach to industry planning 
July 18, 2017Walt Judas quoted on sale of Grouse Mountain and investment in BC tourism businesses
July 17, 2017Walt Judas interviewed on Roundhouse Radio regarding BC wildfires and the 2017 tourism year
June 15, 2017Walt Judas quoted in Globe & Mail article regarding B.C. cities clamping down on short-term vacation rentals
June 1, 2017 – Tourism Week Celebrates Industry’s Economic Contribution
May 11, 2017Walt Judas quoted regarding May 2017 election results
March 3, 2017TIABC referenced in Business in Vancouver article on formula funding for Destination BC
February 28, 2017TIABC and BC TIC mentioned in Kootenay Rockies Tourism Newsletter
February 26, 2017Walt Judas quote in Fernie Free Press story on recent BC Chamber Survey 
February 21, 2017Walt Judas interviewed on CFAX1070 on the BC budget announcement
February 3, 2017 – Tourism advocate Walt Judas and the importance of travel
December 19, 2016Walt Judas interviewed on Roundhouse Radio regarding tourism visitation numbers to BC
December 15, 2016Walt Judas quoted in article on potential Mexican visitor increase with lifting of visa requirements 
December 8, 2016TIABC proposal mentioned in article on hotel push for taxes on short-term rentals
October 27, 2016TIABC Chair Jim Humphrey quoted in Tourism Langley story
October 8, 2016Walt Judas mentioned as speaker at upcoming Vancouver Island Economic Summit
October 6, 2016Walt Judas quoted on B.C government decision to restore ferry to Bella Coola
October 3, 2016TIABC calls for short-term rental solutions
September 6, 2016Walt Judas quoted on B.C. government decision to restore ferry to Bella Coola
September 6, 2016 – B.C. to restore ferry service on Central Coast to boost aboriginal tourism
May 25, 2016Talking Tourism in Sun Peaks
April 10, 2016Walt Judas comments on the sharing economy
April 2, 2016Walt Judas comments on Kicking Horse River controversy (Golden, BC)
April 1, 2016Walt Judas comments on Kicking Horse River controversy (Golden, BC)
March 26, 2016Walt Judas comments on BC’s reputation as a sport hosting destination
February 23, 2016Walt Judas quoted on strong 2015 tourism numbers
February 23, 2016Walt Judas commented on the strong 2015 tourism numbers
November 25, 2015 Walt Judas quoted on strong summer tourism economy
November 13, 2015Walt Judas interviewed on Global TV News on State of BC Tourism
November 6, 2015Walt Judas quoted on issues facing tourism industry  – at TOTA AGM in Kelowna
November 5, 2015Walt Judas quoted on plan launch for tourism and economic development on BC’s Central Coast
October 29, 2015BC Tourism Industry Conference session on sharing economy discussed in Pique news story
October 24, 2015Walt Judas quoted in News1130 story regarding booming tourism numbers
September 1, 2015TIABC mentioned as keynote presenter at upcoming Tourism Vancouver Island AGM
August 5, 2015Walt Judas interviewed on CBC’s BC Almanac regarding booming tourism numbers. Interview starts at 25:36 mark
July 26, 2015Walt Judas quoted in News1130 story regarding booming tourism numbers
July 5, 2015Walt Judas quoted regarding economic impact of BC’s hosting of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015
March 27, 2015Ian Robertson quoted in coverage of Sunshine Coast tourism event
Feb 20, 2015Ian Robertson quoted in Global article regarding BC’s tourism and housing markets benefiting from lower loonie
Feb 20, 2015Ian Robertson quoted in government press release regarding international visitors numbers increasing

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