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TIABC in the News

March 2024

TIABC Provides Update on the State of BC's Visitor Economy Heading into Spring Break

TIABC Chair JJ Belanger and CEO Walt Judas were both asked about how tourism is faring so far this year and what lies ahead for th...

March 2024

TIABC Discusses Potential Impacts of Impending STR Restrictions

On May 1st, new regulations will take effect on short-term rentals (STR) province-wide. TIABC CEO Walt Judas joined host Al Ferrab...

March 2024

TIABC Continues Work on STR Regulations

TIABC Continues Work on STR Regulations

In an interview with the Vancouver Sun earlier this week, TIABC CEO Walt Judas acknowle...

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

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 ...

October 2023

TIABC Confident STR Legislation Will Help Create More Long-Term Housing

Despite concerns being raised since the announcement of new legislation on short-term rentals, TIABC CEO Walt Judas advised Global...

October 2023

TIABC Responds to New Report on Short-Term Rental Impacts in BC

TIABC CEO Walt Judas explained to Global News earlier this week that the goal of new legislation on short term rentals from a tour...

September 2023

TIABC Comments on Impact to Tourism From India's Travel Advisory for Canada

In an interview with Paul James of Radio NL this week, TIABC CEO Walt Judas spoke about the Indian government's latest travel advi...

September 2023

TIABC Responds to New Report on Short-Term Rental Impacts in BC

TIABC CEO Walt Judas told the Vancouver Sun earlier this week that the proliferation of short-term rentals in BC is keeping touris...

September 2023

Government Aims to Crack Down on Short-Term Rentals

In an interview with City News this week, TIABC CEO Walt Judas explained why BC's tourism sector is open to tighter regulations on...

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...

✉️ Wish you were here! 

A postcard from Thom Tischik, Executive Director of Visit Penticton, at the beautiful Summerland to Princeton Road. 

Would you like your image to appear in our weekly Postcards from BC feature? Contact deborah@tiabc.ca to share your slice of paradise!
📬 Wish you were here from Nik Coutinho, Sales and Marketing Manager for Prince of Whales, at the Great Bear Rainforest! 🐻 

Would you like your image to appear in our weekly Postcards from BC feature? Contact deborah@tiabc.ca.
Vancouver's North Shore Tourism Association (VNSTA) revealed its new campaign last week centred around visiting Vancouver's North Shore like a local. The three pillars include: play like a local, learn like a local, and love it like a local, with a commitment to respect Indigenous communities, air, land and waters, and to practice safety in all activities (& more). As part of its new sustainability initiative, VNSTA Executive Director Jennifer Belak (seen with TIABC CEO Walt Judas) is encouraging locals and visitors to take the pledge to play, learn and love like a local.
TIABC CEO Walt Judas joined members of BC's foodservice community, including Restaurants Canada CEO Kelly Higginson and VP Mark von Schellwitz at a networking and recognition reception in downtown Vancouver this week. Celebrating resilience, adaptability and unity, the event also served to acknowledge those who have significantly advanced the industry. Restaurants Canada and the Chefs’ Table Society of BC honoured renowned Chef John Bishop with a Lifetime Achievement award for the indelible mark he's made on the Canadian foodservice sector. 📷: @kasselmancreative
✈️ New aviation technology, the future of the aerospace workforce, impacts of government policy on the aviation sector, regional airport infrastructure and capacity needs, airline operating models, and the aviation sector’s role in emergencies were among the many important topics discussed at the BC Aviation Council Summit in Nanaimo this week. 

TIABC CEO Walt Judas joined BCAC’s Dave Frank (r) and Nanaimo Airport’s Keith Granbois at the conference where delegates also heard from Zara Rutherford, the first female to fly solo around the world.
At Destination Vancouver's 122nd Annual General Meeting, CEO Royce Chwin focussed on industry collaboration as a competitive advantage to ensure that the city's visitor economy continues to generate business and benefits for residents. Royce, along with Mayor Ken Sim and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Bridgitte Anderson also spoke of what Vancouver needs (e.g. infrastructure, new experiences, hotels) in order for the tourism sector to remain sustainable in future years.

TIABC CEO Walt Judas and ITBC's Chief Marketing & Development Officer, Paula Amos were among the 200+ guests at the AGM.