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TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter

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

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 Voice of Tourism Newsletter – August 4, 2023

A relative of mine spent close to three decades in the food services industry, first working for a well-known fast food outlet, th...

July 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – July 28, 2023

A pal recently sent me an Instagram video of two 50-something year old, well-dressed golfers wandering into a pro shop and 90 seco...

July 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – July 21, 2023

While boating on Harrison Lake last Saturday, I couldn’t help but admire and dream of owning one the beautiful homes and rustic ...

July 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – July 14, 2023

I prefer to vacation closer to home in the summer months given the endless choices, familiarity and appeal of BC destinations, rel...

July 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – July 7, 2023

In this edition - read about the release of the Federal Tourism Growth Strategy; "Canada 365: Welcoming the world. Every Day". Als...

July 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – June 30, 2023

Considering that I begrudgingly took the same grade 10 math course three times before I passed, it’s ironic that I work with num...

June 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – June 23, 2023

Years ago I promised myself that when travelling on business three or more time zones away, I would make sure to arrive at my dest...

June 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – June 16, 2023

I love the way Director Mike Retasket participates in various TIABC meetings. With a big smile on his face, he imparts encouraging...

June 2023

TIABC Voice of Tourism Newsletter – June 9, 2023

I’m one of the few that still has a landline in my house but only as back up for my security system. Even so, when the home pho...

🎤 Exciting News! 🎤

Get ready to be inspired by Shaun Boothe's opening keynote at the 2024 BC Tourism Industry Conference! You won't want to miss out on his powerful and musical message. 🌟

Register for the conference today through link in bio 👆
TIABC CEO Walt Judas met with BC Hospitality Foundation Executive Director Alana Dickson to discuss the organization's participation in the upcoming BC Tourism Industry Conference (BCTIC), March 6 & 7 in Victoria. 

BCHF will be on hand to enlist industry support via a 50/50 draw, donations, and a contribution by TIABC in lieu of gifts to speakers. 

Secure your spot at BCTIC today! Register through the link in the bio. 👆
TIABC CEO Walt Judas met up with Boating BC Executive Director Bruce Hayne, and Ahoy BC Executive Director Dave Mailloux at the annual Vancouver International Boat Show at BC Place Stadium over the weekend.  Ahoy is one of TIABC's newest members.  Walt has also been working closely with Boating BC to ensure marine tourism interests are represented in the new BC Land Act Amendment consultation currently underway until March 31st.
TIABC at Pacific Northwest Cruise Symposium!🚢

TIABC CEO Walt Judas was in Seattle yesterday, connecting with industry leaders at the Pacific Northwest Cruise Symposium. 🤝 Joined by Butchart Garden CEO Dave Cowen, GVHA CEO Robert Lewis-Manning, and CLIA Senior Advisor Barry Penner.
🌟 Meet one of our keynote speakers: Tuija Seipell!🌟

Tuija Seipell is a highly sought-after Canadian keynote speaker, business advisor and editor. She works globally, but mostly in Europe and North America, including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Spain, Estonia, Latvia, Canada and the US.

She’s a passionate advocate of customer experience and emphasizes the crucial role of emotions in business. She speaks and conducts workshops also on branding, strategy, leadership, trends, creativity, and storytelling. She works with numerous sectors from tourism, hospitality, startups, retail, health care, museums, film, financial and technology sectors, to educational and governmental institutions and universities.

Tuija's session Show Me a Reason to Love You delves deep into the essential hospitality tools at everyone’s disposal: The Moments of Truth that, with the new technologies, staff shortages, sustainability requirements and other uncertainties, have become more crucial, and more effective than ever before. They have also become more and more disappointing to guests and that’s where the Great Opportunity lies. 

📅 Save the date: March 6 & 7, 2024, for the BC Tourism Industry Conference in Victoria! Register today!

Register through link in bio. 👆
With Destination Greater Victoria CEO Paul Nursey, one of the co-founders of the Impact Sustainability Travel & Tourism Summit as another successful Impact conference wrapped up today in Victoria.🌍✨