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TIABC Seeking $680 Million Recovery Stimulus Package

Immediate Financial Help Vital For Sector, Hard Hit By COVID-19, Travel Restrictions

TIABC Seeking $680 Million Recovery Stimulus Package The Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia, along with a coalition of dozens of sector associations representing British Columbia’s more than 19,000 tourism and hospitality businesses, have presented the provincial government with a recovery stimulus proposal that would see the... more ›
Posted in Attractions, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research, West

Refreshing Changes From Anderson Vacations

Refreshing Changes From Anderson Vacations Anderson Vacations has refreshed, repriced and shortened the duration of a selection of its escorted tours in order to help agents provide their clients with the option of staying close to their home provinces and to keep travel times to a minimum while continuing to provide an enriching travel... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, West

Destination Indigenous

ITAC Celebrates National Indigenous People’s Day With New Initiative

Destination Indigenous The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is launching its new Destination Indigenous marketing campaign in an effort to encourage, highlight and educate travellers about the many Indigenous experiences that will welcome Canadians this summer. The new initiative will be... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, West

TIABC, Key Partners Pen Letter To Government

Industry Looking For Coordinated Effort, Meeting With Provinces, Feds

TIABC, Key Partners Pen Letter To Government In a letter to B.C. Premier John Horgan, TIABC and a number of its local and national partners stressed the importance of a cooperative approach between the federal and provincial governments to take immediate steps to coordinate and facilitate the restart of Canada's tourism and travel... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, Hotels, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, West

Wild Times In Harrison Hot Springs

True Key Welcomes Sasquatch At Harrison Beach Hotel

Wild Times In Harrison Hot Springs It’s Friday and we all need a bit of a lighter look at the world around us. Too much COVID-19 all the time. So, a tip of the hat to True Key Hotels & Resorts who brings a touch of humour to us today. The BC hospitality company reports that with COVID-19 keeping everyone close to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, Hotels, News, Resorts, Responsible Travel, West

Rocky Mountaineer Delays Season

Rocky Mountaineer Delays Season Rocky Mountaineer is delaying the start of its next season from April 13 through to the end of April in response to COVID-19. Guests on suspended departures will receive a credit valued at 110% of their original booking to be used for travel by the end of the 2022 season. “Along with... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Rail, West

A Cry For Help

TIABC Calls On Governments To Intervene Before Visitor Economy Collapses

A Cry For Help The Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) is calling for government intervention to prevent “a complete collapse of the visitor economy” as a result of the “COVID-19 crisis.” The industry association said that with the massive cancellations that include flights,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, West

Tourism Ireland Takes The West By Storm

Tourism Ireland Takes The West By Storm Tourism Ireland is in western Canada this week, showcasing the island of Ireland to travel agents in British Columbia and Alberta. A delegation of tourism enterprises from Ireland and Canadian partners are taking part in the targeted sales mission focusing on the cities of Vancouver,... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, West

Tune In To These Two Cities

Tune In To These Two Cities “Come and experience the edginess of Berlin in contrast with the cultural side of Vienna,” beckoned Kirsten Schmidt, USA & Canada Representative for Visit Berlin, during a recent lunch at the Bauhaus Restaurant in Vancouver. Between January to November 2019, Berlin welcomed 12.9... more ›
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Booking Site Gets Thumbs Up At YVR India Event

Booking Site Gets Thumbs Up At YVR India Event The smooth functionality of a booking website operated by tour operator Services International Ltd. of New Delhi took centre stage during a dinner presentation on India tourism in Vancouver recently, reports Press Today's western editor, Ted Davis. The automatic rate adjustment function of... more ›
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