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July 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – July 19, 2024

Last fall dozens of unexpected and unwelcome European visitors led to the destruction of my entire lawn. Seems the dreaded invasiv...

July 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – July 12, 2024

In 2018, my wife and I joined another couple for a camping weekend at a beautiful spot on the south coast. Because we wanted to dr...

July 2024

TIABC's Voice of Tourism Podcast – Episode 26 - Dave Butler

Meet Dave Butler, Vice-President, Sustainability at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures as he joins TIABC's Voice of Tourism host ...

July 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – July 5, 2024

When my wife is done talking or listening to a podcast and decides a book is better company than me on long road trips, I typicall...

June 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – June 28, 2024

No matter how early or late I go to bed, I sleep solidly for the first two hours after my head hits the pillow, then catnap the re...

June 2024

TIABC's Voice of Tourism Podcast – Episode 25 - Nancy Stibbard

Meet Nancy Stibbard, owner and CEO of the Capilano Group of Companies as she discusses with TIABC's Voice of Tourism host Walt Jud...

June 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – June 21, 2024

Three weeks ago, my wife and I embarked on a road trip from our home in Tofino to Edmonton and back, visiting friends and family a...

June 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – June 14, 2024

When I purchased a boat a few years ago from two retired brothers in Vernon, I headed straight to the launch ramp at West Kelowna...

June 2024

TIABC's Voice of Tourism Podcast – Episode 24 - Charlayne Thornton-Joe

Meet Charlayne Thornton-Joe, Visitor Experience and Facilities Coordinator at the Chinese Canadian Museum Society of BC, who joins...

June 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – June 7, 2024

Watching a lone cyclist saddled with heavy gear struggling to make his way up a long steep hill on Highway 5 (Yellowhead) a couple...

June 2024

TIABC's Voice of Tourism Podcast – Episode 23 - Sandra Riches

Meet Sandra Riches, Executive Director of BC AdventureSmart who joins TIABC's Voice of Tourism host Walt Judas to discuss her care...

June 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – May 31, 2024

For a good decade of my tenure at Tourism Vancouver (now Destination Vancouver - DVAN), there were four of us on the senior manage...

📬 Postcards from BC 

Wish you were here from Matt Jennings, BC Fishing Tourism Association, at Phillips Lake. 🎣
🎙️ Just Released | Episode 26 - Dave Butler 🎙️

Meet Dave Butler, Vice-President, Sustainability at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, as he joins TIABC's Voice of Tourism host Walt Judas to discuss his career path, his work in sustainable tourism, and the challenges business owners and operators are facing in the province today.

You can listen to the Voice of Tourism podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Check us out on Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, Deezer, Podcast Addict and Podchaser. Or listen through the link in bio. 👆
🌅 Wish you were here from Gladys Atrill, Executive Director of Tourism Smithers, at Morin Lake in the Bulkley-Nechako Region! 🏞️
📈 With a view to building a stronger and more strategic relationship, TIABC CEO Walt Judas Met with Joe Baker, Dean of the Okanagan College School of Business in Kelowna. 

Okanagan College will officially break ground on its new Centre for Food, Wine & Tourism in September.
TIABC CEO Walt Judas checked in with Tourism Kelowna CEO Lisanne Ballantyne and TIABC Director Chris Lewis (Tourism Kelowna) while in the Okanagan this week. Walt and Lisanne discussed a range of topics including short-term rentals, emergency preparedness, infrastructure, business on the books and other priorities in the months ahead as the peak of the visitor season unfolds.
👥 TIABC's Membership & Communications Committee convened at the Richmond Oval recently for a strategic planning session that encompassed topics such as values, benefits, structure, fees and opportunities. 

Pictured left to right:
- Deb Kulchiski - TIABC
- Ceri Chong - Tourism Richmond
- Chris Lewis - Tourism Kelowna
- Nicole Ford - Rocky Mountaineer
- J.J. Belanger - Crystal Cove Beach Resort
- Jamie Cox - St. Andrews by the Lake
- Walt Judas - TIABC
- Mike Retasket - CCCT
- Joanne Burns-Millar - Pacific Destinations