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Voice of Tourism Newsletter & Media

November 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – November 18th, 2022

Earlier today, TIABC held its annual general meeting at Anvil Centre in New Westminster. It was good for our board and members to ...

November 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – November 10th, 2022

Whenever I see a service truck pull into my neighbour’s (I call him Bossman) driveway, I’m tempted to run out and let the cont...

November 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – November 4th, 2022

When car manufacturers introduced vehicles with DVD players, I thought nothing of piling the kids into our new mini-van and drivin...

October 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – October 28th, 2022

It’s a long one today so put the fire on and settle in. In the late eighties, credit card company American Express introduced th...

October 2022

TIABC comments on governments decision regarding 2030 Games

Chair of the Tourism Industry Association, J.J. Belanger comments on Vancouver 2030 Olympic bid.

October 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – October 21st, 2022

One way to virtually guarantee a face-to-face conversation with a provincial cabinet minister or MLA is to hang out at the Helijet...

October 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – October 14th, 2022

As I stepped up to the podium to offer a few remarks at the Vancouver Tourism Awards (VTA) Gala Breakfast the other day, I marvell...

October 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – October 7th, 2022

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’ve been talking turkey with many members in recent weeks during my travels across the province....

September 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – September 29th, 2022

Tomorrow is National Truth & Reconciliation Day. To mark this important date, TIABC is dedicating this edition of our weekly newsl...

September 2022

TIABC Chair discusses how BC's tourism industry is feeling after lifting of travel restrictions

TIABC Chair discusses how BC's tourism industry is feeling after lifting of travel restrictions

September 2022

TIABC CEO explains why new Van/Seattle Amtrak service is a boost for tourism

TIABC CEO explains why new Van/Seattle Amtrak service is a boost for tourism

September 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – September 23rd, 2022

In any given year, I only pay close attention to specific dates such as family birthdays, my wedding anniversary, annual work-rela...

TIABC webinar series returns on November 24th! 

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important elements in sustainable labor recovery. But what do these really mean in the workplace context? While businesses are aware of the importance of these elements, many are often unsure where to start.

go2HR is committed to building strong and safe workplaces. We have engaged ParriagGroup, a leading EDI firm, to build a webinar that deepens our understanding of EDI and how to start reshaping the workplace.

Date: November 24th | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (PT)

Tap link in bio to register. 👆
REMINDER: Registration is open for TIABC 2022 Annual general meeting and industry forum! 🎉 

Registration is open for TIABC's AGM, to be held Friday, November 18th at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster. 

Schedule of Activities:
11:00 AM - Reports of the Society and election of directors
12:00 PM - Complimentary lunch for AGM attendees
12:30-2:00 PM - Presentation and workshop on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with guest speaker, Joanna Jagger, founder & president, WORTH (Women of Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality) Association

Register through the link in bio.👆 

#bctourismcounts #bctourism #tourismsector #bc #tourism #bcstrong #explorebc #hellobc #GreenMeansGo
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at TIABC! 🍂 

#explorebc #hellobc
In Recognition of National Truth & Reconciliation Day, TIABC is dedicating this edition of our weekly newsletter to honour the children who never returned home and the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. TIABC understands that public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

We open with an updated re-post from TIABC Director Brenda Baptiste and her poignant editorial from last year's inaugural National Truth & Reconciliation Day. Also included is a "Member Spotlight" on St. Eugene Golf, Resort and Casino which features content relating to the Indigenous peoples and communities in our province.

Tap the link in our bio to read the full newsletter. 👆

#NDTR2022 #OrangeShirtDay #TRCCanda #WeWearOrange #TruthAndReconciliation #NationalDayForTruthAndReconciliation #DestinationIndigenous #IndigenousBC
In Ottawa this week, TIABC CEO Walt Judas met with @tourismhrcanada CEO Philip Mondor to discuss workforce challenges at THRC’s annual Labour Market Forum.
TIABC Call for Nominations 📢

The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) Governance Committee is seeking qualified individuals for the 2022-2024 term that are dedicated to the success of the Association and will support its principles as a member of the Board of Directors. Acceptance of nominations is based on a specific set of skills and experience.

Eligible candidates must demonstrate specific experience in the following areas:

1. Tourism Industry Knowledge

2. Technical & Business Expertise

3. Governance Competencies

4. Education and Training

The Board of Directors is made up of a maximum of 13 directors, consisting of 11 directors elected by the active members. TIABC is seeking a total of six (6) candidates for the 2022-2024 term:

The deadline for application submissions is Friday, September 30th at 5:00 pm

To receive the TIABC Board Nomination Form, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deborah Kulchiski (Manager, Special Projects, TIABC) at deborah@tiabc.ca or p. 604.530.9979

Tap the link in our bio to learn more. ☝️