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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.

Business

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.

Large Business

151+ employees

$1,545 /year

Medium Business

51-150 employees

$800 /year

Small Business

2-50 employees

$465 /year

Self-employed

1 employee

$260 /year


Sector Association

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

$3,080 /year

Medium Sector Association

Membership revenues from $75,000 to $150,000

$1,545 /year

Small Sector Association

Membership revenues less than $75,000

$465 /year


DMO/RDMO

A Regional Destination Marketing Organization (RDMO) / Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) / Chamber membership with TIABC is based on the size of the organization’s budget.

Large DMO

Budget over $4.0 million

$5,650 /year

Medium DMO

Budget of $500,000 to $4 million

$2,070 /year

Small DMO

Budget less than $500,000

$800 /year


Student Membership

Students do not receive voting privileges at TIABC’s AGM, but do receive member discounts to events.

Student Membership

This annual membership is available to any student enrolled in a tourism-related educational program in British Columbia.

$25.50 /year

New Member Registration

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.

Marsha Walden

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!

Joanne Sweeting

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.

Jay Minter

Director of Marketing, Helijet International Inc.

TIABC webinar series returns on November 24th! 

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important elements in sustainable labor recovery. But what do these really mean in the workplace context? While businesses are aware of the importance of these elements, many are often unsure where to start.

go2HR is committed to building strong and safe workplaces. We have engaged ParriagGroup, a leading EDI firm, to build a webinar that deepens our understanding of EDI and how to start reshaping the workplace.

Date: November 24th | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (PT)

Tap link in bio to register. 👆
REMINDER: Registration is open for TIABC 2022 Annual general meeting and industry forum! 🎉 

Registration is open for TIABC's AGM, to be held Friday, November 18th at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster. 

Schedule of Activities:
11:00 AM - Reports of the Society and election of directors
12:00 PM - Complimentary lunch for AGM attendees
12:30-2:00 PM - Presentation and workshop on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with guest speaker, Joanna Jagger, founder & president, WORTH (Women of Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality) Association

Register through the link in bio.👆 

#bctourismcounts #bctourism #tourismsector #bc #tourism #bcstrong #explorebc #hellobc #GreenMeansGo
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at TIABC! 🍂 

#explorebc #hellobc
In Recognition of National Truth & Reconciliation Day, TIABC is dedicating this edition of our weekly newsletter to honour the children who never returned home and the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. TIABC understands that public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

We open with an updated re-post from TIABC Director Brenda Baptiste and her poignant editorial from last year's inaugural National Truth & Reconciliation Day. Also included is a "Member Spotlight" on St. Eugene Golf, Resort and Casino which features content relating to the Indigenous peoples and communities in our province.

Tap the link in our bio to read the full newsletter. 👆

#NDTR2022 #OrangeShirtDay #TRCCanda #WeWearOrange #TruthAndReconciliation #NationalDayForTruthAndReconciliation #DestinationIndigenous #IndigenousBC
In Ottawa this week, TIABC CEO Walt Judas met with @tourismhrcanada CEO Philip Mondor to discuss workforce challenges at THRC’s annual Labour Market Forum.
TIABC Call for Nominations 📢

The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) Governance Committee is seeking qualified individuals for the 2022-2024 term that are dedicated to the success of the Association and will support its principles as a member of the Board of Directors. Acceptance of nominations is based on a specific set of skills and experience.

Eligible candidates must demonstrate specific experience in the following areas:

1. Tourism Industry Knowledge

2. Technical & Business Expertise

3. Governance Competencies

4. Education and Training

The Board of Directors is made up of a maximum of 13 directors, consisting of 11 directors elected by the active members. TIABC is seeking a total of six (6) candidates for the 2022-2024 term:

The deadline for application submissions is Friday, September 30th at 5:00 pm

To receive the TIABC Board Nomination Form, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deborah Kulchiski (Manager, Special Projects, TIABC) at deborah@tiabc.ca or p. 604.530.9979

Tap the link in our bio to learn more. ☝️