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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.

June 2024

Advocacy

Minister Responds to TIABC Regarding Changes to International Student Program

Hon. Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) has responded to a letter from TIABC regarding the rece...

April 2024

Advocacy

Industry Leaders Express Concerns on Scope of Bill 12

TIABC, along with over 20 other business associations supported the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in a letter last week to Prem...

March 2024

Advocacy

TIABC Appeals for Assistance on Behalf of Small Air Carriers

TIABC recently submitted letters to the US Consul General in Vancouver and the US Ambassador to Canada, appealing for assistance i...

February 2024

Advocacy

TIABC Releases 2023 Advocacy Report Card

TIABC's annual Advocacy Report Card provides a brief snapshot of the work we did on behalf of our members and stakeholders in 2023...

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...

✉️ Wish you were here! 

A postcard from Dawn Rueckl, Director of Industry Development at the Ministry of Tourism Arts, Culture & Sport, at Sun Peaks Resort!
✉️ 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.