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TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter

March 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – March 15, 2024

In a previous role, I worked with consultant Duane Knapp to help our organization reshape its brand. Duane is considered to be one...

March 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – March 8, 2024

As the tributes and accolades poured in for Brian Mulroney from all corners of the world last week, I was reminded about my own en...

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,...

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 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

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 ...

January 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – January 12, 2024

My wonderful daughters-in-law describe themselves as football widows for the better part of five months of the NFL season (which i...

January 2024

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – January 5, 2024

Happy New Year! I trust you enjoyed a restful and relaxing holiday season. To be sure, many folks are still away this week but TIA...

December 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – December 22, 2023

Twenty years ago, Michael J. Fox, renowned for his role as Alex P. Keaton on the 1980’s series Family Ties, as well as playing t...

✉️ Wish you were here! 

A postcard from Dawn Rueckl, Director of Industry Development at the Ministry of Tourism Arts, Culture & Sport, at Sun Peaks Resort!
✉️ 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.