Advocacy Win! Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) to Now Include Chefs & Cooks
The EMPP allows skilled refugees to immigrate to Canada through economic programs, providing access to a new pool of candidates. The program connects employers with skilled refugees overseas, through organizations that have partnered with Government. The EMPP will now includes chefs and cooks, positions that many of our members are desperately in need of.

Important Notice for Members Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers 
The Provincial government now requires all employers to register with them before hiring foreign workers. This certification is called the Temporary Foreign Worker Act Certificate of Registration. There are no fees but processing time are over 4 weeks so members are encourage to register as soon as possible.

24/7 Customer Service Training Registration! Major Savings!
As part of the BCHA Fast Track Your Future Education Series, we are pleased to launch Customer Service Training with Blue Mountain Solutions - available online, 24/7! Register your team and explore topics that include Professionalism, Exceptional Service, Special Skills, and Working Together! Use code BCHASpecial and save over $140!

Meet the Team | Mike Macleod
Much more than just the BCHA's designated TikTok dancer (you've likely seen his signature "finger gun" move), Mike is the bridge builder of our industry, connecting members to resources and opportunities that support the bottom line. 

BCHA Buy & Sell | Coffee Pots!
Looking for coffee? Copper Point Resort has 90 8-12 cup machines - the majority are Hamilton Beach digital and programmable models. Lightly used condition. $40 each or $2,700 ($30ea) for the entire lot | OBO! Delivery to Raduim, Invermere, and Fairmont locations is negotiable. Call 250-691-1124 or message Rhiane at housekeepingmanager@copperpointresort.com.
DBC Releases 2022 Public Perceptions Survey Results
Destination BC has released the results of the 2022 Public Perceptions of Tourism survey. Launched in May 2022 to understand BC residents’ perspectives on the impacts of tourism in our province, the survey provides a number of key insights.
Deadline Dec. 22 | Spotlight Your Team!
We need frontline employees to play a starring role. People are this sector’s greatest asset, and this is your moment to showcase the rising stars on your team and help us spotlight hotel jobs. Nominations close this Thursday!
Thompson Okanagan Region Receives $5.5+ Million
The Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced over $5.5 million in PacifiCan funding for 23 projects throughout the Thompson Okanagan to upgrade existing infrastructure and building new public assets means.
BC THC Award Extension
Nominations End This Week!
Nominate by Dec.22 for Awards that include: Indigenous Operator or Experience, Sustainability, Employees First, Business Woman of the Year, Innovation, Community Contribution & Impact, Professional Excellence, Access and Inclusion, and Remarkable Experience.

Holiday Mental Health Tips
Take the time to protect your mental health with these holiday tips prepared by the Canada Mental Health Association. BC's Hub for Workplace Mental Health, in partnership with go2HR, shares additional tips in these educational videos, which aim to support employees during the stressful holiday season.

Sustainability Tips & Tricks
Check out GreenStep’s Top 12 Ways to Save Energy in your Tourism Business. One example, gather your bills from the past year and enter the monthly cost and usage into a spreadsheet. Are the totals more or less than you thought? How can you reduce impact and save money? Write down any ideas or actions you can take.

Recording! New Year New Tactics Virtual Event
Thank you all for joining us for the New Year, New Tactics Virtual Event with Jennifer Woppenkamp. Thank you also to Jennifer who shared 5 Leadership Tools to Bring into 2023. Miss the webinar? Don't fret! Watch the recording below.

Enhance Your Fitness Amenities with Matrix!
Preferred by some of the world’s finest hotels and resorts, Matrix makes it easy for exercise enthusiasts to find their favorite workout equipment while they’re on the road. From cardio to strength to group exercise, all of their equipment provides premium performance, unmatched durability and beautiful design sure to enhance your space and welcome your guests.

Checking In—The Hotel Industry Embraces Higher-Tech Hospitality
A key step in the transformation of hotel stays is the smart hotel room that leverages and extends levels of control and monitoring, increasingly common in consumer homes, to provide new capabilities for guests and operators.

BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference
March 1-3, 2023
Submit award nomination by Dec. 15!
January 22-25, 2023
2023 International Indigenous Tourism Conference
March 8-10
BCHA Summit Returns!
May 1-2, 2022
Delta Hotel by Marriott Opens in Delta!
Located next door to the new Cascades Casino Delta, the new Delta Hotels by Marriott has officially opened its doors! The 124-room hotel also features a fitness centre and meeting space with hotel rooms named after characters from James Bond films! Congrats!

Oh Happy Day! A Warm Welcome to Our New Members

Thank you for being an integral part of our community!