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Congratulations Willie Lewis – New Indigenous Specialist for Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Tourism Region!

June 8, 2022 xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories / Vancouver, BC (June 8, 2022): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains (VCM) region are pleased to announce Tsunaxen, Willie Lewis, as the Indigenous Specialist for the region. Willie will collaborate with Indigenous communities and industry partners to support experience […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202253 Views

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Destination BC Provides $4.2 Million for Collaborative Tourism Marketing Initiatives in Communities Across the Province

May 31, 2022 Destination BC is providing $4.2 million to support 84 tourism projects across British Columbia this year through its Co-operative Marketing Partnerships Program, to continue to foster a collaborative “Team BC” approach to tourism marketing and further support the sector as it recovers. The program helps partners drive consumer demand and increase tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202267 Views

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New Tourism Emergency Management Framework to Guide Industry During Crisis

May 5, 2022 – Victoria, BC: In conjunction with Emergency Preparedness Week, a collaborative Tourism Emergency Management Committee (TEMC) has released a new BC Tourism Emergency Management Framework to help reduce the industry’s vulnerabilities and risks and lessen the potentially adverse impacts to visitor experiences during emergencies. The framework provides a unified structure to support […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202277 Views

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Historic Action Plan Guides UNDRIP Implementation in BC

The Province is releasing the Declaration Act Action Plan, developed in consultation and co-operation with Indigenous Peoples, outlining 89 specific actions every ministry in government will take to create a better province for Indigenous Peoples in B.C. “This plan is a first for any government in the world. It will drive transformative change in the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 202270 Views

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Minister’s statement on COVID-19 supports for B.C. businesses

March 17, 2022 VICTORIA – Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has released the following statement on supports for people, B.C. businesses and communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic: “As we take the next step in putting the pandemic behind us, our government wants to thank all of the B.C. businesses that helped […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202277 Views

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Indigenous conservation could mean richer wildlife tourism in Canada – National Geographic

March 16, 2022 Our raft bobs down the Atnarko River in British Columbia’s lush Great Bear Rainforest, one of Earth’s largest remaining temperate rainforests. As we round a rocky strand of riverbank, a young grizzly bear and her two cubs emerge from the canary grass. They march single file alongside us—a little too close for […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202275 Views

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards!

March 15, 2022 The British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA) and Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) have shared the winners of the 2022 BC Tourism & Hospitality Awards. The winners were announced during the 2022 Awards Gala on March 10, presented by Indigenous Tourism BC. Nine awards were given out that recognize and celebrate excellence […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202280 Views

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B.C. launches plan to revitalize tourism, creating opportunities for people

COAST SALISH TERRITORIES/RICHMOND – B.C. has launched a new three-year roadmap for rebuilding and revitalizing tourism, creating jobs and opportunities for people and communities in every part of the province. “B.C. is a world-class destination, and we know the pandemic has hurt tourism,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. As the world opens up again, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 202274 Views

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B.C. launches plan to revitalize tourism, creating opportunities for people

March 11, 2022 RICHMOND – B.C. has launched a new three-year roadmap for rebuilding and revitalizing tourism, creating jobs and opportunities for people and communities in every part of the province. “B.C. is a world-class destination, and we know the pandemic has hurt tourism,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “As the world opens […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2022249 Views

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Government of Canada announces Tourism Relief Fund support to the Fraser River Discovery Centre Society

From: Pacific Economic Development Canada Thursday, March 10, 2022 – New Westminster, British Columbia – Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Canada’s tourism sector as travel restrictions, both domestically and internationally, reduced visits to attractions across the country. That is why the Government of Canada created the Tourism Relief […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202281 Views

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