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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.

TIABC needs our industry businesses, DMOs and sectors that are united and speaking to government with one voice on issues that affect or impact tourism. 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, and worked with members all over British Columbia to address issues through strategic government relations and advocacy efforts.

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.

TIAC’s Associate Program Now Available to TIABC Members

The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) are happy to announce an exceptional offer to TIABC members! Effective now, TIABC members in good standing can enroll in TIAC’s Associate Program FOR ONLY $25.

TIAC is the national voice for the travel and tourism sector and acts on behalf of Canadian tourism businesses promoting and supporting policies, programs, and activities that will benefit the sector’s growth, development, and prosperity.

Fill out the “New Membership Registration” form below, or contact info@tiabc.ca for more information.

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.

✉️ 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.