Become a TIABC Member Today
Membership in TIABC has never been more important. The impacts of COVID-19 have been widespread in the tourism industry and coordination with industry partners to share concerns with government is critical.
To assist in recovery for BC’s visitor economy and generate incremental revenues for operators and government, we need the right mix of marketing investment, infrastructure and product development, access to labour, and policies that facilitate and enable success. That’s where TIABC comes in.
Our Vision is “For tourism to be recognized as one BC’s leading and sustainable industries.” As the primary advocate for British Columbia’s visitor economy.
TIABC’s Mission is about “Uniting operators, sectors, DMOs, government and residents to support and be passionate about making BC a great place for tourism.”
But we can’t do it alone. We need businesses, DMOs and sectors that are united and speaking to government with one voice on issues that affect or impact tourism. And membership in TIABC is a good place to start. Together, we can identify challenges that hamper industry growth, and through TIABC, work with all levels of government to mitigate the impacts.
Together We Can Identify Challenges
Together, we can identify challenges that hamper industry growth, and through TIABC, work with all levels of government to mitigate the impacts.
In recent years, we have introduced our policy priorities, launched a three-year strategic plan, hosted highly successful BC Tourism Industry conferences, introduced a new #BCTourismMatters initiative (now #BCTourismCounts), and worked with members all over British Columbia to address issues through strategic government relations and advocacy efforts. We built on that momentum with the annual BC Tourism Industry Conferences, then partnered with the BC Hotel Association in 2021 (virtual) and 2022 (Richmond) to deliver the joint Tourism and Hospitality Conferences. We also enhanced our Tourism Week #BCTourismCounts initiative in 2022, which drew even more attention to our industry.
TIABC remains steadfast in its objective to create a policy and regulatory environment that allows tourism operators to grow and prosper, that provides job opportunities for all ages and skills, that generates economic impact in regions throughout British Columbia, and that helps communities develop in manageable and sustainable ways.
Join TIABC today and become part of our efforts to make BC’s visitor economy the Province’s leading industry.
Three Categories of Membership
TIABC has three categories of membership: A) Business. B) Sector. C) DMO/RDMO plus Student.
A Tourism Business membership with TIABC is based on the number of employees. In addition, there is a new category for self-employed tourism businesses of one employee.
A Sector Association membership with TIABC is based on the membership revenues earned by the sector association.
Large Sector Association
Membership revenues over $150,000
Medium Sector Association
Membership revenues from $75,000 to $150,000
Small Sector Association
Membership revenues less than $75,000
A Regional Destination Marketing Organization (RDMO) / Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) / Chamber membership with TIABC is based on the size of the organization’s budget.
Budget over $4.0 million
Budget of $500,000 to $4 million
Budget less than $500,000
Students do not receive voting privileges at TIABC’s AGM, but do receive member discounts to events.
This annual membership is available to any student enrolled in a tourism-related educational program in British Columbia.
What Our Members Say
The Tourism Industry Association of BC advocates for the interests of British Columbia’s tourism economy. The businesses and organizations that rely on tourism need this strong, unified advocacy voice. When industry stakeholders join TIABC, they become part of ensuring that tourism priorities are brought to the attention of government, keeping our industry strong, vibrant and competitive.
President & CEO, Destination Canada
Tourism Golden understands the value being brought to the industry by TIABC in leading on the key advocacy and policy issues, promoting the tourism industry in BC and promoting opportunity for communication and collaboration between industry stakeholders. We are happy to continue to support the organisation and will be renewing our membership. Congratulations on doing a great job!
Executive Director, Tourism Golden
Over the past 25 years Helijet has witnessed the immense growth of tourism in BC and is proud to have been a part of it. Supporting the industry through our association with TIABC and other organizations is important to continuing the development of our industry.
Director of Marketing, Helijet International Inc.