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Feb 27, 2024

TIABC Releases 2023 Advocacy Report Card

TIABC is pleased to release its 2023 Advocacy Report Card, which details the advocacy efforts and achievements of the organization from January to December.

TIABC's annual Advocacy Report Card provides a brief snapshot of the work we did on behalf of our members and stakeholders in 2023. It also provides a synopsis of some of the organization’s key initiatives to ensure that we’re transparent and accountable to our constituents for the objectives we set out to achieve.

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TIABC is pleased to release its 2023 Advocacy Report Card, which details the advocacy efforts and achievements of the organization from January to December.

As noted by CEO Walt Judas in this report, “For the most part, the broader tourism industry fared well in 2023 but some regions and sub-sectors struggled. Suffice it to say, there is much more work to do to help the BC visitor economy become more resilient, reach its full capacity, and thrive once again”.

TIABC’s annual Advocacy Report Card provides a brief snapshot of the work we did on behalf of our members and stakeholders in 2023. It also provides a synopsis of some of the organization’s key initiatives to ensure that we’re transparent and accountable to our constituents for the objectives we set out to achieve.

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📬 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