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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 2022

Advocacy

Letter to Minister Mark Re: Sport

It was good to see you in Victoria on Budget Day. I’m glad we had a chance to connect, albeit briefly at the Helijet terminal. Y...

February 2022

Advocacy

Support Letter for the Continuing Education and Training Association of British Columbia (CETABC)

The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) is a province-wide advocacy organization that represents the more than 19,000 busin...

February 2022

Advocacy

Letter to Premier John Horgan

Today’s news about various restrictions being lifted was both welcome and deeply appreciated by the entire tourism and hospitali...

January 2022

Advocacy

Letter to Mayor & Council re- Tradex

Since the city announced a formal process to seek other options for the management and utilization of Tradex last March, Abbotsfor...

July 2021

Advocacy

Letter from PTTIA (includes TIABC), Supporting Cruise & Motor Coach Industry

We are calling on the Government of Canada to take immediate action to signal the safe restart of Canada’s multi-billion-dollar ...

June 2021

Advocacy

Roadmap for Resuming Cruise Vital to Canadian Economy

Tourism, business, labour, and cruise industry leaders have come together to call on the Government of Canada to take immediate ac...

June 2021

Advocacy

Letter of Appreciation to TIABC

Thank you for your letter of June 7, 2021, regarding BC’s Restart Plan and the certainty it provides to tourism and hospitality ...

June 2021

Advocacy

Minister Kahlon Responds to TIABC Letter of Appreciation

Thank you for your recent letters regarding British Columbia’s (BC) Restart Plan. I am pleased to hear your positive feedback on...

June 2021

Advocacy

TIABC Letter on Cruise to Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure

On behalf of the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC), I am writing to express our concerns regarding the esca...

June 2021

Advocacy

TIABC Included in Joint Statement on Resumption of Travel within BC

TIABC Included in Joint Statement on Resumption of Travel within BC

June 2021

Advocacy

TIABC Backs Calls for Federal Plan to Reopen Borders

TIABC Backs Calls for Federal Plan to Reopen Borders

June 2021

Advocacy

Tourism Industry Announces Campaign to Call on Federal Gov’t for reopening the Canada/U.S. Border

Tourism Industry Announces Campaign to Call on Federal Gov’t for reopening the Canada/U.S. Border

📬 Postcards from BC 

Wish you were here from Matt Jennings, BC Fishing Tourism Association, at Phillips Lake. 🎣
🎙️ Just Released | Episode 26 - Dave Butler 🎙️

Meet Dave Butler, Vice-President, Sustainability at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, as he joins TIABC's Voice of Tourism host Walt Judas to discuss his career path, his work in sustainable tourism, and the challenges business owners and operators are facing in the province today.

You can listen to the Voice of Tourism podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Check us out on Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, Deezer, Podcast Addict and Podchaser. Or listen through the link in bio. 👆
🌅 Wish you were here from Gladys Atrill, Executive Director of Tourism Smithers, at Morin Lake in the Bulkley-Nechako Region! 🏞️
📈 With a view to building a stronger and more strategic relationship, TIABC CEO Walt Judas Met with Joe Baker, Dean of the Okanagan College School of Business in Kelowna. 

Okanagan College will officially break ground on its new Centre for Food, Wine & Tourism in September.
TIABC CEO Walt Judas checked in with Tourism Kelowna CEO Lisanne Ballantyne and TIABC Director Chris Lewis (Tourism Kelowna) while in the Okanagan this week. Walt and Lisanne discussed a range of topics including short-term rentals, emergency preparedness, infrastructure, business on the books and other priorities in the months ahead as the peak of the visitor season unfolds.
👥 TIABC's Membership & Communications Committee convened at the Richmond Oval recently for a strategic planning session that encompassed topics such as values, benefits, structure, fees and opportunities. 

Pictured left to right:
- Deb Kulchiski - TIABC
- Ceri Chong - Tourism Richmond
- Chris Lewis - Tourism Kelowna
- Nicole Ford - Rocky Mountaineer
- J.J. Belanger - Crystal Cove Beach Resort
- Jamie Cox - St. Andrews by the Lake
- Walt Judas - TIABC
- Mike Retasket - CCCT
- Joanne Burns-Millar - Pacific Destinations