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January 2023

TIABC's Voice of Tourism Podcast – Episode 2 - Katherine MacRae

Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) CEO and Voice of Tourism host Walt Judas speaks with Kathy MacRae, Execut...

January 2023

TIABC Chair explains that international visitation has not returned to pre-pandemic levels.

In an interview with Pique magazine earlier this week regarding the return of visitors to Whistler and the rest of the province, T...

January 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – January 20th, 2023

As a regular reader of my weekly messages, you know how much I love live music. You also deserve a medal if you remembered that my...

January 2023

Sparking & Supporting Tourism Innovation in BC - January 17, 2023

TIABC hosts guests Alex Beryland from Tourism Innovation Lab, Aimee Epp from Destination BC and Rebecca Mason, a 2021 "Spark" winn...

January 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – January 13th, 2023

Concerned that I was getting bored over the holidays, my wife handed me her Christmas gift - actor Matthew Perry’s new book enti...

January 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – January 6th, 2023

Happy New Year! I trust you enjoyed a break from the daily grind to vacation elsewhere or spend time with loved ones over the holi...

December 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – December 16th, 2022

Tis the season when I hear from a few relatives and friends who take delight in sending (via Canada Post) or emailing me their ann...

December 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – December 9th, 2022

Recently TIABC surveyed its members to solicit feedback on advocacy priorities and other matters we should be focussed on as an or...

December 2022

Understanding EDI to Help Reshape the Workplace - November 24, 2022

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important elements in sustainable labor recovery. But what do these really mean in the ...

December 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – December 2nd, 2022

Even though I'm not a gambler, I was tempted to ditch my vehicle and walk to the casino 500 metres away to play blackjack or roule...

November 2022

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – November 25th, 2022

Often when travelling on business, I set aside at least one night on my own to take in a sporting event, theatre production, or co...

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 ...

TIABC is pleased to release its 2022 Advocacy Report Card, which details the advocacy efforts and achievements and synopsis of some of the organization’s key initiatives last year. 

Read now through link in bio. 👆
Tourism leaders cheer on the @canucks in the Rogers Suite. 🏒👏

L-R: Destination Vancouver's Royce Chwin, TIABC's Walt Judas, Tourism Minister Lana Popham, Sport Hosting Vancouver's Michelle Collens, TIABC Director/VCC's Dennis Innes, Indigenous Tourism BC's Henry Tso.

#bctourismcounts #bctourism #tourismsector #bc #tourism #bcstrong #explorebc #hellobc
Each year, on March 8th, people around the world celebrate International Women's Day and the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Today, TIABC salutes the women on our board and staff who are so valued, respected and appreciated by colleagues throughout the entire BC tourism industry. 

⭐ Brenda Baptiste
⭐Joanne Burns-Millar
⭐Pria Flanagan
⭐Miranda Ji
⭐Deborah Kulchiski
⭐Sandra Oldfield
⭐Sandra van Steijn 
⭐Fiona Wray

Thank you for your incredible contribution to our organization and to BC’s visitor economy.

#bctourismcounts #bctourism #tourismsector #bc #tourism #bcstrong #explorebc #hellobc #internationalwomensday #womenintourism #womensday #IWD2023 #embraceequity
Over the weekend, TIABC CEO Walt Judas, Vancouver City Councillor Pete Fry, and Sport Hosting Vancouver Senior Manager Michelle Collens enjoyed watching the Canada Sevens rugby tournament at BC Place! 🏉

#bctourismcounts #bctourism #tourismsector #bc #tourism #bcstrong #explorebc #hellobc #GreenMeansGo #rugbysevens #bcplace
What a great first day at the BCTHC 👏

We had an incredible first day in Prince George gathering with industry friends and experiencing the many wonders that the incredible Northern BC region has to offer!

#BCTourismandHospitalityConference #bcthc #conference #tourism #StayBC #BCTourismCounts #BCTHC2023Tourism
TIABC CEO, Walt Judas and @bchotelassociation CEO Ingrid Jarrett attended the @pgcougars game on the eve of the 2023 BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference in Prince George. 🏒

#BCTourismandHospitalityConference #bcthc #conference #tourism #StayBC #BCTourismCounts