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TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter

June 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – June 14, 2024

When I purchased a boat a few years ago from two retired brothers in Vernon, I headed straight to the launch ramp at West Kelowna...

June 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – June 7, 2024

Watching a lone cyclist saddled with heavy gear struggling to make his way up a long steep hill on Highway 5 (Yellowhead) a couple...

June 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – May 31, 2024

For a good decade of my tenure at Tourism Vancouver (now Destination Vancouver - DVAN), there were four of us on the senior manage...

June 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – May 24, 2024

I remember the first time I took my family to New York City, when upon exiting the arrivals terminal at LaGuardia, a well-dressed ...

May 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – May 17, 2024

I recently heard a story that left me speechless. Seems the ex-partner of one of our friends has a habit of stealing from retailer...

May 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – May 10, 2024

For me the toughest shot in golf is inside of 120 yards. According to Golf Channel instructors, instead of generating speed on my ...

May 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – May 3, 2024

While cleaning out my tool shed a while back, I found an old hard hat with the words, “I helped raise the roof at BC Place Stadi...

April 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – April 26, 2024

Years ago my uncle joined several of his Keremeos neighbours to erect homemade signs that said, “No National Park”. Travelling...

April 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – April 12, 2024

Of all the times travelling on ferries throughout British Columbia, I’ve experienced both the relief of being the very last vehi...

April 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – April 5, 2024

It has been a tough new year for you. If you own a vineyard or winery it has been tough. If you are a manager or a leader you have...

March 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – March 28, 2024

Whenever I visit the Fraser Valley, it evokes childhood memories of when, on the first Sunday of every month, my mom and dad would...

March 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – March 22, 2024

After arriving in Maui for a week-long golf trip with some buddies several years ago, our first order of business was to stock up ...

✉️ 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.