Virtual Event | How to Welcome LGBT+ Guests and Employees
Join the BCHA and Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) Feb.15 at 1pm to discover how to thoughtfully welcome the LGBT+ community to your property. Learn actionable tactics to create a safe space at your property and gain insight on how to market your efforts to the $200 billion LGBT+ travel market. 

Tourism HR Canada | Compensation Survey Underway
Tourism HR Canada is conducting a compensation study for the Canadian tourism and hospitality sector. Our aim is to get a comprehensive picture of how tourism business operators think about compensation within the context of COVID-19 recovery, and the ongoing labour crunch affecting the sector.

Meet the Team | Alison Langford
The BCHA's workforce wonder woman, Alison's steadfast commitment to delivering solutions to our workforce crisis is something our members can get excited about! Receive a 1:1 consultation with Alison and introduce yourself to a wealth of hiring opportunities. 

Earlybird Pricing Ends TOMORROW for the 2023 BC THC
Register for the 2023 BC Tourism and Hospitality Conference—taking place in Prince George from March 1-3— before Jan.18 and save $100 on your registration.

Fully Funded Hospitality Professional Program | Apply by January 20
Applications are now open for the Hospitality Professional Program, a fully funded virtual program delivered by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and Okanagan College. This 17-week training program will prepare participants for a variety of positions, including supervisory positions within the hospitality sector in the Thompson Okanagan region.

YVR Releases Statement on Recent Holiday Season Travel Issues
Read a message from YVR's CEO, Tamara Vrooman, to learn what YVR is doing to improve the overall travel experience for passengers.

TIABC Launches Voice of Tourism Podcast Series
Add the Voice of Tourism Podcast to your listen list! Twice each month, TIABC's Voice of Tourism will feature CEO Walt Judas interviewing some of the most respected professionals in the tourism industry to learn about their career journeys, the organizations or businesses they oversee, and the issues or opportunities they're focussed on.
Now available on Spotify, or the TIABC website

Rethink2gether Now BetterTable | Featured in Food Synergy Movie
If you are not measuring food waste, you are losing money! A BC documentary dives into the impacts of food supply and features Ben Liegy of Better Table (formerly Rethink2gether) along with the team at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver to explore the topic further. Learn how food waste prevention can help improve F&B efficiencies to control food costs and achieve a triple bottom line.

Hiring Event with SDECB
The SDECB-- a non-profit based in Vancouver that helps francophones get hired in BC-- will host free sessions across BC to support operators with their recruitment needs. Gain information on how to market to job seekers, navigate immigration/work permits, and more. All with the aim of hiring easily and fast. 
They will take place:
  • Whistler, on January 25th
  • Kelowna, on February 23rd
  • Vancouver, on March 22nd

Workers Aged 18-24 Can Earn $150 Taking WorkSafeBC Survey
WorkSafeBC is looking for young workers to participate in an online dialogue session and register before Feb.3. Selected participants will receive a $150 honorarium for participating in and completing a two-hour online dialogue session.

Elevate Your Storytelling With Arkitek Creative
Arkitek Creative is a full-service creative studio that was built by storytellers and marketers. They employ a strategic combination of video production, post-production, photo production, brand development and design, social media marketing, public relations, corporate communications, and web development. They support projects from the spark of inspiration through to dazzling completion.

Get Green This New Year & Discover Energy & Cost-Saving Solutions
Did you know the BCHA has a number of sustainability programs aimed to help your property become more sustainable and save tens of thousands of dollars at the same time? Reach out to BCHA Energy Specialist, Dylan Tomlin at Dylan@bcha.com or explore our pages below.

Meetings Industry Trends to Watch in 2023
A meetings industry trend report released by Skift, which explores seven key trends shaping how we plan, design, and execute business events in 2023 and beyond, notes that the meetings industry has had to adapt and innovate rapidly as the forces impacting the sector continue to shift and that the only certainty is uncertainty.
Despite the challenges, recovery is in full swing, even if uneven and far from complete.

Register National Tourism Town Hall
Register for the BC Tourism Town Hall taking place Jan.27 and delivered by Tourism Industry Association of Canada. The event will provide an opportunity to better understand advocacy efforts undertaken nationally and discuss local tourism issues; and offers a forum for open dialogue, discussion, and constructive debate.

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
Sparking and Supporting Tourism Innovation in BC | Tourism Innovation Lab & Destination BC
Jan.17 at 12:00 pm (PST)
Happy Member-versary!
The BCHA would not exist without the support of our members and we are incredibly grateful for their continued loyalty. Thank you to our Member - Simply Kimberley - who is celebrating one year with the BCHA!
Forbes Names BC Accommodations Top Indigenous Spots
In a recent Forbes article, Klahoose Wilderness Resort, Haida House at Tllaal (HaiCo | Haida Enterprise Corporation) and Nemiah Valley Lodge, were spotlighted as some of the many incredible Indigenous-owned and -operated experience in Canada that invite guests to explore a slower, more mindful way of travelling.