Hotel Industry Update
R esponse and Recovery Government Submission
The BCHA has been and continues to work with the government at both provincial and federal levels to advocate for the needs of the hospitality sector. A recent submission to the provincial government was made to ensure we continue to push for the needs of our fragile industry in the wake of the pandemic. Continued focus for recovery includes revenue loss and liquidity, occupancy levels, employment and property tax relief, among others. Read the recent submission below.
Employment and Labour Relations
In addition to letters surrounding relief and recovery, along with revisions to the Public Health Order, the BCHA wrote a formal request to discuss the ongoing issues surrounding labour relations within our industry. While we are pleased to be exploring the new temporary layoff variance portal, offering the upcoming webinar in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, we are mindful that this variance only applies to non-union properties. Significant work is needed to ensure that our industry can remain solvent in order to retain thousands of jobs within the province. Please read the formal letter below as we push to create an open dialogue surrounding labour relations.
Upcoming BCHA Webinar
Next week the BC Hotel Association will be hosting a webinar and open forum in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour. The webinar will outline important information surrounding the Temporary Layoff Variance tool and how to apply.

The webinar will be 45 minutes in duration, with 15 min Q&A to follow.

Please complete the registration form below and a Zoom link will be sent to you with meeting details the day prior to the webinar.
BCHA & Members in the News
Tough times for hotels in the province

New data shows revenue for accommodation in Victoria fell by 86 per cent in June. Bryan Pilbeam, board chair, BC Hotels Association and vice-president and general manager, Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops, joined the program to discuss BC's...

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Hotel association keeps fighting

The B.C. hotel industry is doing what it can to keep its members in business as the increase of B.C.'s COVID-19 cases creates further restrictions. Provincial health minister Dr. Bonnie Henry released a revised public health order in the wake of...

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4 British Columbia Properties Reopening with Success

British Columbia has been in Phase 3 for nearly a month, and the hotels, resorts and backcountry lodges in the province have gradually reopened to welcome back guests eager for a change of scenery and a chance to relax and enjoy holiday time this ...

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Accommodation revenues in Victoria down 86 per cent in...

With tourism numbers down across British Columbia, including Greater Victoria, the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) reports accommodation revenues in Victoria dropped 86 per cent in June after dropping 90 per cent in both April and May.

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Eldorado Resort Kelowna Safety Video

The Eldorado Resort in Kelowna has shared their safety video for guests and staff on how they are following guidelines and protocols to be able to welcome B.C. residents and ensure a safe stay for all.