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September 2023

TIABC's Voice of Tourism Podcast – Episode 10 - Scott Benton

TIABC's Voice of Tourism host Walt Judas speaks with Scott Benton, President of the BC River Outfitters Association, about the rol...

September 2023

Extreme Weather Putting Reputation as Tourist Destination at Risk

TIABC CEO Walt Judas told the Canadian Press this week that while it’s difficult to immediately quantify how severe the impact o...

September 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – September 1, 2023

Driving through a remote part of New South Wales a number of years ago, I was thoroughly enjoying the sights of the countryside un...

August 2023

Impact of Wildfires on BC's Tourism Industry

TIABC Chair J.J. Belanger joined BNN Bloomberg earlier this week to discuss the impact of the wildfires on BC's tourism industry a...

August 2023

Industry Hopeful for Recovery Upon Lifting of Travel Restrictions

TIABC CEO Walt Judas spoke with Robin Gill of The Vassy Kapelos Show earlier this week about the impacts of the wildfires and what...

August 2023

TIABC Addresses How Wildfires Affected Tourism Operators in BC

TIABC CEO Walt Judas spoke with CFAX Radio's Al Ferraby yesterday and explained how the wildfires are impacting BC's tourism busin...

August 2023

How Travel Restrictions in Parts of BC Disrupted Tourism

TIABC CEO Walt Judas told CTV News earlier this week the travel restrictions meant many tourism operators in the region would be ...

August 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – August 25, 2023

I’m always amazed at what lengths tourists are willing to take for a vacation. Whether it’s waiting in a lineup for hours and ...

August 2023

BC's Tourism Industry Responds to Canada Not Included in China's Approved Destinations

Responding to the news that the Chinese government left Canada off a list of countries approved for tour groups, TIABC CEO Walt Ju...

August 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – August 18, 2023

Do you ever find yourself in a gathering where one person not only dominates the conversation but eventually loses everyone’s at...

August 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – August 11, 2023

When word came down a few weeks ago that Prime Minister Trudeau was about to announce changes to his cabinet, I kept my fingers cr...

August 2023

TIABC's Voice of Tourism Podcast – Episode 9 - John Wilson

TIABC's Voice of Tourism host Walt Judas speaks with John Wilson, President and CEO of the Wilson’s Group of Companies, about th...

🏆🌟TIABC Director Miranda Ji and CEO Walt Judas celebrate with Madone Pelan, GM of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and Brian Cant, VP of 4VI who won Business of the Year and the Sustainability Award respectively at the Canadian Tourism Industry Awards gala in Ottawa on Wednesday night.
🎵Music Advocacy Update! 

TIABC CEO Walt Judas catching up with Erin Benjamin, president of the Canadian Live Music Association, who spoke on the value of live music at the TIAC Tourism Conference in Ottawa. Walt and Erin worked together to lobby the federal government for support for the live music industry (which was severely impacted) during the pandemic.
TIABC CEO Walt Judas chaired an all-day meeting with his provincial and territorial counterparts prior to the start of the TIAC Congress this week in Ottawa. 🇨🇦🤝

The PTTIA Committee tackled issues such as business insurance, workforce, debt, and other priorities at a national and provincial/territorial level. The group also spent some time on association best practices and discussed advocacy strategies with Federal Tourism Caucus Co-Chair, Senator Karen Sorensen.
🎉 We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the 2024 BC Tourism Industry Conference. The conference will take place at the Victoria Conference Centre on March 6 & 7, 2024 

Visit our website to view the 2024 registration fees. Early bird rates are available with member and non-member pricing options. Full conference registrations include complete access to all conference sessions, workshops, silent auction, welcome reception, and the awards gala. Register at our early bird rate before January 17, 2024 to save $100 on your registration!

Learn more and register through link in bio! 👆
📸 TIABC CEO Walt Judas with CCCTA director Shannon Landsdowne, CEO Amy Thacker and Williams Lake Mayor Surinderpal Rathor at the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast AGM & Summit.
🍁🕊️ TIABC's Board of Directors and staff join Canadians nationwide in remembering those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice. We express our gratitude for their service.

🌺 Lest We Forget.