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March 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – March 1, 2024

Within a span of seven days my automatic watch stopped, a major component on the car failed, the motherboard on my laptop blew up,...

March 2024

TIABC's Voice of Tourism Podcast – Episode 20 - Gladys Atrill

Meet Gladys Atrill, Executive Director of Tourism Smithers as she joins TIABC's Voice of Tourism host Walt Judas to discuss her ca...

February 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – February 23, 2024

35 years ago, I made the decision to leave broadcast journalism to enter the corporate world in a communications capacity. I’ve ...

February 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – February 16, 2024

During a conversation with a professional colleague from Northern BC a couple of weeks ago, the topic of weather came up. I mentio...

February 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – February 9, 2024

Earlier this week I spoke with a long-time Shuswap resident whose large property was severely damaged by fire. He made some strong...

February 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – February 2, 2024

Every year I receive dozens of invitations to attend or participate in conferences, workshops, summits, annual general meetings, g...

January 2024

TIABC's Voice of Tourism Podcast – Episode 19 - Cheryl MacKinnon

Meet Cheryl MacKinnon, Principal of Wellness Travel BC as she joins TIABC's Voice of Tourism host Walt Judas to discuss the growth...

January 2024

TIABC Discusses Challenge of CEBA Loan Repayment

TIABC Board Chair J.J. Belanger was a guest of Gregor Craigie on CBC LISTEN and spoke about how tourism businesses are having a di...

January 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – January 26, 2024

While I try not to pay much attention to American politics, one can’t help but hear about Donald Trump being heavily favoured as...

January 2024

Tourism AI Network Welcomes TIABC as a Trailblazing Partner in Pioneering AI Integration in BC's Tou...

In an exciting development for British Columbia's tourism industry, the Tourism AI Network (TAIN) proudly announces the Tourism In...

January 2024

TIABC Outlines Position on STR Legislation

TIABC CEO Walt Judas was a recent guest of Fairchild TV where he spoke about why TIABC supports the new provincial legislation on ...

January 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – January 19, 2024

Not long after I told the story about purging my old trophies (see October 27 newsletter), I made a further commitment to get rid ...

🔊 Don't miss out on hearing from Marsha Walden, President, and CEO of Destination Canada, as she shares why you should join us next week at the BC Tourism Conference in Victoria!

📆 When: March 6-7, 2024
📍 Where: Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria BC

Get ready for valuable insights, networking opportunities, and engaging discussions. Register now at BCTourismConference.ca to secure your spot!
TIABC CEO Walt Judas with counterparts Dylan Soo (Yukon), Beth Potter (TIAC), Darren Reeder (Alberta) and Craig Foley (Newfoundland) at this week’s International Indigenous Tourism Conference in Ottawa. 🌟
🎤 Exciting News! 🎤

Get ready to be inspired by Shaun Boothe's opening keynote at the 2024 BC Tourism Industry Conference! You won't want to miss out on his powerful and musical message. 🌟

Register for the conference today through link in bio 👆
TIABC CEO Walt Judas met with BC Hospitality Foundation Executive Director Alana Dickson to discuss the organization's participation in the upcoming BC Tourism Industry Conference (BCTIC), March 6 & 7 in Victoria. 

BCHF will be on hand to enlist industry support via a 50/50 draw, donations, and a contribution by TIABC in lieu of gifts to speakers. 

Secure your spot at BCTIC today! Register through the link in the bio. 👆
TIABC CEO Walt Judas met up with Boating BC Executive Director Bruce Hayne, and Ahoy BC Executive Director Dave Mailloux at the annual Vancouver International Boat Show at BC Place Stadium over the weekend.  Ahoy is one of TIABC's newest members.  Walt has also been working closely with Boating BC to ensure marine tourism interests are represented in the new BC Land Act Amendment consultation currently underway until March 31st.
TIABC at Pacific Northwest Cruise Symposium!🚢

TIABC CEO Walt Judas was in Seattle yesterday, connecting with industry leaders at the Pacific Northwest Cruise Symposium. 🤝 Joined by Butchart Garden CEO Dave Cowen, GVHA CEO Robert Lewis-Manning, and CLIA Senior Advisor Barry Penner.