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Industry News

April 23, 2021Province introduces travel restrictions to curb spread of COVID-19
April 20, 2021TIABC News Release: Tourism & Hospitality Sectors Respond to 2021 BC Budget
March 9, 2021 – When can B.C. be hospitable again?
March 9, 2021COVID-19: Drop in number of travellers to B.C. described as ‘precipitous’
March 6, 2021BC tourism sector expecting another dip in summer without international travellers
January 26, 2021With virtually no international travellers B.C.’s tourism industry faces an uncertain future
January 21, 2021British Columbia will not impose restrictions on inter-provincial travel, premier says
January 19, 2021 – B.C.’s recovery economy: Tourism, hospitality sector outlines future needs
January 15, 2021TIABC News Release: Tourism Coalition Urges Province Not to Pursue Domestic Travel Ban
November 16, 2020 – B.C. tourism marketing suspended amid travel restrictions
November 10, 2020B.C.’s latest pandemic travel restrictions are ‘devastating’ blow for tourism, industry CEO says
November 9, 2020COVID-19: Surviving pandemic far from certain for many B.C. businesses
October 27, 2020Tourism Vancouver Island turns focus to pandemic recovery
October 4, 2020B.C. tourism industry looking to keep sector front-and-center during provincial election campaign
September 17, 2020TIABC News Release: Tourism, Hospitality, and Accommodation Collective Say Provincial Support for Recovery a Good Start
August 26, 2020Op-ed: Tourism and hospitality need government support
August 25, 2020Op-ed: Tourism businesses can’t weather this crisis alone, sector urgently needs targeted government aid
August 24, 2020Op-ed:It’s Time For The Province To Act On Behalf Of Tourism
August 20, 2020Tofino residents concerned about environmental impact as more tourists travel to area
August 11, 2020Op-ed: The answer must be yes for tourism support. We all stand to lose otherwise
July 21, 2020TIABC News Release: Tourism & Hospitality sector seeks $680 million recovery stimulus package from B.C. Government
June 26, 2020TIABC (joint) News Release: BC-Yukon Border to Open July 1 2020
June 22, 2020TIABC (joint) News Release: Businesses Province-Wide Call on Labour Minister to Urgently Act to Avoid More Employee Terminations and Forced Small Business Bankruptcies
June 17, 2020A summer with no foreign travellers concerns Squamish businesses, but fall uncertainty is downright scary
June 16, 2020 – Tourism downturn hammers B.C. hotel bottom lines
June 15, 2020Here’s how funding is being used to revive BC’s tourism sector
June 11, 2020B.C. whale-watching firms suffer ‘devastating’ season
June 11, 2020Tourism vs. virus anxiety: Nuu-Chah-Nulth council resists opening to visitors
June 7, 2020Tourism industry suggests pilot project to bring U.S. travellers to remote areas of BC
June 7, 2020COVID-19 travel advisories create tensions in B.C. tourist towns
June 4, 2020Greater Victoria tourism industry ‘can’t wait any longer’ for financial aid
June 3, 2020COVID-19: Horgan promises help for B.C.’s devastated tourism industry
May 28, 2020TIABC (joint) News Release: Tourism, Hospitality, and Accommodation Collective Say Critical Support Still Needed to Re-Open Backbone of the BC Economy
May 28, 2020Tofino mayor urges “kindness” as tourism reopens
May 28, 2020Comment: Without lifeline, tourism industry faces mass failure
May 27, 2020  – ‘We love you folks’: Are tensions thawing in B.C. over Alberta licence plates?
May 26, 2020B.C. visitor centres get help with COVID-19 prevention measures
May 25, 2020Here’s what B.C. plans to do to help the tourism industry
May 14, 2020COVID-19 stalls iconic Alaska road trips, threatens northern B.C. businesses
May 12, 2020Vancouver Island’s tourism industry faces an especially long road to recovery, officials say
May 11, 2020Vancouver Airport Authority lays off 25% of its workforce
May 6, 2020B.C.’s reopening plans are coming. Here is what 5 sectors want to know
May 10, 2020B.C.’s tourist destinations waiting for all-clear on reopening to visitors
April 29, 2020 – B.C.’s road to recovery: Public confidence is key to B.C. tourism resurgence
April 26, 2020COVID-19: Summer plans? Plan to stay home, advises B.C. tourism industry
April 21, 2020COVID-19 impact on tourism communities like Harrison ‘devastating’
April 18, 2020Tourism losses cut deep – BC’s tourism industry could lose between $9.8B and $19B
April 16, 2020Coronavirus: B.C. tourism and hospitality sectors call for freeze on commercial evictions
April 9, 2020COVID-19 puts B.C. tourism on life support 
April 3, 2020Tourism officials tell would-be visitors to B.C. to stay away – for now
April 2, 2020Coronavirus: Financial report offers ‘very sobering picture’ for B.C. wine, tourism industries
April 1, 2020Canada’s airline, tourism sectors facing ‘catastrophic’ decline due to COVID-19 pandemic
March 25, 2020COVID-19: Job losses mount in B.C. as coronavirus pandemic wreaks economic havoc
March 23, 2020TIABC News Release re: Tourism Industry Responds to BC’s COVID-19 Action Plan
March 23 2020This is unprecedented: B.C.’s hotel industry takes big hit during coronavirus crisis
March 23, 2020COVID-19 measures rattle tourism, hospitality sectors
March 23, 2020COVID-19 a ‘devastating blow’ to mountain towns that rely on tourism
March 22, 2020Please do not come: Squamish joins small B.C. communities asking visitors to stay away
March 22, 2020Canada’s hotel industry hammered by COVID-19
March 19, 2020 – Whistler effectively closed for business as COVID-19 spreads 
March 17, 2020B.C.’s visitor economy faces collapse without government relief, tourism association warns
March 16, 2020TIABC News Release re: Tourism Industry Calling For Emergency Fund
February 18. 2020TIABC News Release on 2020 Budget
August 5, 2019Popular tourist spots prompt measures to send visitors elsewhere
August 1, 2019Thompson Okanagan to host World Travel Awards
July 16, 2019Societies Act Consultation 2019
July 6, 2019Whistler, B.C., home to nearly 50 Moroccan chefs after recruiting blitz
July 3, 2019Jack Knox: Well done, Victoria, you passed the guest test
June 24, 2019B.C. businesses say rising costs hurting outlook despite strong economy: survey
June 3, 2019Emergency communications in local tourism industry bolstered by $100K provincial grant
June 3, 2019MOU signed to promote growth of tourism on Gold Rush Trail
May 28, 2019Parksville Qualicum Beach celebrates Tourism Week
May 27, 2019Tourism industry showcased at B.C. legislature
May 26, 2019Tourism Week 2019 – Celebrating Success and Seeking Solutions
May 21, 2019TIABC and Tourism Vancouver Island News Release on New DFO Fishing & Whale Watching Measures
May 12, 2019Jonathan Wilkinson: Together, let’s protect Fraser chinook salmon
May 10, 2019Fishery restrictions on Fraser River fail to address root causes of Chinook’s decline, say anglers 
May 8, 2019 Public outcry wins reprieve (at least temporarily) for old-growth forest near Port Renfrew
April 29, 2019New vessel and terminal upgrades on deck to improve travels for Kootenay Lake ferry users 
April 16, 2019‘We’re concerned’: hundreds attend caribou meeting in Revelstoke
April 16, 2019 Sport fishermen shocked at restrictions on chinook
April 15, 2019B.C. government extends public consultation on caribou restoration
April 11, 2019Consultations open for 2019 measures to address key threats to Southern Resident Killer Whale
April 4, 2019Chinook-fishing closures will devastate coastal businesses in B.C. (BC Chamber of Commerce op-ed)
March 22, 2109B.C. tourism marketers urge Ottawa to eliminate Brazilian visa restrictions
March 20, 2019Budget 2019: A Sign of Progress for a Whole of Government Approach to Tourism
March 12, 2019 HR Leader Recognized for Lifetime Contribution to BC’s Tourism Industry
March 1, 2019 –  New Strategic Tourism Framework Launched at BC Tourism Industry Conference
March 1, 2019Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ITBC
February 28, 2019Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ITBC
February 20, 2019Destination BC Consumer Website Wins Awards
February 19, 2019TIABC News Release on 2019 Budget
January 31, 2019Tourism Kamloops Proclaims “The Year Of Together In Tourism”
December 27, 2018 – 2018 In Review: BC business and industry
December 6, 2018Vancouver Island Chambers Unite to Protect Marine-Based Tourism
November 26, 2018Destination BC’s Maya Lange Named Canada’s Marketer of the Year
November 8, 2018CWSAA (Christopher Nicholson) featured in article on ski industry
June 1, 2018New tourism council will work with government on sustainable growth
February 20, 2018 – TIABC News Release on 2018 Budget
February 7, 2018Airbnb and BC Provincial Government Tax Remittance Agreement


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