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Advocacy

As the Voice of Tourism for British Columbia’s 19,300 businesses and 300,000+ employees, we present our list of advocacy activities on our efforts to date with the caveat that our job is far from over.

February 2024

Advocacy

Tourism and Hospitality Businesses Call for New Federal Loan Program

TIAC, TIABC, and its provincial/territorial counterparts are calling for a specific tourism and hospitality loan program to help s...

February 2024

Advocacy

TIABC Delivers Support for Improving Bus Connectivity to Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastruc...

TIABC recently submitted a letter to the Minister of Transport on behalf of our members and stakeholders, in support of the Standi...

October 2023

Advocacy

TIABC and Restaurants Canada Submit Joint Gig Economy Consultation Brief to Government

Restaurants Canada and TIABC recently submitted a joint Gig Economy brief as part of the province's consultation on protections an...

September 2023

Advocacy

TIABC Submits Letter to Ministers in Support of Air Service Attraction Fund

TIABC submitted a letter to Honourable Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport, Honourable Rob Fleming, Minister o...

September 2023

Advocacy

TIABC Submits Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of 2024 Federal Budget

As part of the federal pre-budget submission process, TIABC recently submitted 10 recommendations for consideration in advance of ...

July 2023

Advocacy

Industry Associations Call for More Time to Repay CEBA Loans

TIABC joins more than 250 organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of businesses across Canada in a letter written to Fed...

April 2023

Advocacy

Coalition of Sector Associations Submit Coastal Marine Strategy Intentions Paper to Government

As connected sector associations focussed on the marine tourism environment, we
commend the Province of British Columbia and First...

April 2023

Advocacy

TIABC Develops Briefing Note on Temporary Housing for Seasonal Tourism Workers

To address the housing shortage in communities across the province, particularly for seasonal tourism employees that work as ski i...

April 2023

Advocacy

TIABC Recognizes Benefits to Visitor Economy with Air Canada Route Expansion

On April 13th, 2023, Air Canada announced the strategic expansion of its international network with the addition of new, non-stop ...

March 2023

Advocacy

Coalition of Associations Send Letter to Premier on Minimum Wage Increases

On March 1, 2023, the Coalition of Associations that includes TIABC sent a letter to Premier Eby, expressing concerns regarding th...

November 2022

Advocacy

TIABC Congratulates Honourable David Eby on his Appointment as Premier

On behalf of the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia, I am writing in support of the Outdoor Recreation Council of Br...

November 2022

Advocacy

TIABC Supports TIAC in CARM Challenges

We are writing as a follow-up to our previous letter from Beth Potter, President and CEO
of the Tourism Industry Association of Ca...

🎤 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.🌍✨