BCHA Joins Coalition & Sends Letter to Premier on Min. Wage
In partnership with sector associations, the BCHA recently submitted a letter of concern to Premier David Eby, expressing concerns regarding the pending minimum wage increase.
The coalition strongly recommends that the province cap this year’s increase at 3% due to the labour cost increases and that the BC government should also consider implementing minimum wage adjustment support programs that offer small business rebates.

Early bird registration is open for the 2023 BC Hotel Association Summit until March 17! The accommodation business event of the year will take place May 1-2, 2023 at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna. Join this two-day forum, featuring a curated marketplace of over 40 vendors; engaging keynotes and breakout sessions; an industry reception at BNA Brewing Co.; and the BC Hotel Association Awards of Excellence! 

BCHA Director David MacKenzie Advocates for Change in Ottawa
BCHA Board Director, David Andrew MacKenzie, recently traveled to Ottawa to discuss the ongoing workforce shortage at the Hotel Labour Summit. During his visit, he met with the hon. Randy Boissonnault, Federal Minister of Tourism, to discuss potential solutions to this pressing issue. As the Owner and General Manager of Pemberton Valley Lodge, David is well aware of the challenges that hotels face. He emphasized the need for government support in addressing this issue.
Local Advocacy & Membership Support with BCHA
BCHA Member Services Manager, Samantha Glennie met with our Whistler/Pemberton-area members recently to detail membership opportunities, programs, and cost-savings. In addition, Samantha was able to discern from our members some of the most pressing concerns impacting the Vancouver Coastal Region, which will help to continue driving our advocacy efforts. Samantha looks forward to connecting with members in every corner of the province!

Province Extending TESA Authorizations until Dec.31,2024
The Province is extending existing temporary expanded service area (TESA) authorizations until Dec. 31, 2024! This is to aid liquor-licensed businesses such as restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries to have more time to make outdoor seating areas permanent as patio season approaches. Businesses that wish to make their current TESA permanent must apply through the Liquor and Cannabis Licensing Portal.
Budget Update | MTACS Debate Summary
On Thursday March 9th in the Legislature, Estimate debates were held for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. The ministry operations come in at $176,229,000, which includes a $1 million increase in support for Destination BC. Read our complete update at the link below.

WCC Hiring Fair | Mar.23
Western Community College is excited to host its fourth job fair for graduate and graduating students on March 23, 2023, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Newton Recreation Centre in Surrey, BC. This is an opportunity to find your next star employee from a pool of talented candidates! You can even conduct spot interviews and hire on the same day! Don't miss out on this chance to grow your organization.

Foodbuy Launches New Magazine!
BCHA and Foodbuy have partnered to offer significant savings to hotels, now detailed in FoodBuy’s new Hotel Magazine! If you're not a member, contact Foodbuy to learn about rebates available through the BCHA-Foodbuy program. The program offers potential savings with no cost, including significant rebates on current purchases and a detailed analysis of additional opportunities. Foodbuy will be expanding its offerings beyond food and new opportunities will be shared. Contact Samantha Glennie, Member Services Manager at samantha@bcha.com to learn more.

NOW AVAILABLE | Safer Spaces Workers Course 
The second chapter of go2HR's incredible Safer Spaces Training is now available! This second in a series of trainings from go2HR focuses primarily on how to understand, determine and report sexual harassment should it occur, from your perspective as a worker. The course is self-directed, takes place entirely online – and it’s FREE!

Member Benefit: 10% Off Your 1st Print Supply Order with Quad Distribution
Quad Distribution is one of Canada's leading suppliers to the hospitality industry. With a wide range of products that include Televisions, Lighting, Printers, Print Supplies and Ptac units; Quad is able to provide quality products at competitive pricing. Hotels, airports, malls and offices alike choose Quad to service their industry's needs. Quad's mission is simple: provide the hospitality industry with unbeatable customer service with price savings to match. 

Discounts with The Baker Hotel
15% off rack rates during off peak season. All BCHA members are eligible to receive 15% off standard rack rates on any room at The Baker Hotel during off-peak season rates. Eligible up to May 18/2023 and after October 10th up to May 16th 2024.

How to Leverage Work-Integrated Learning
Propel connects tourism employers with post-secondary students looking to develop work-ready skills to help secure meaningful employment upon graduation. Each qualifying placement is eligible to receive a wage subsidy. Learn more about work-integrated learning and the Propel program at our next virtual information session: Thursday, March 23, at 1PM Eastern.


Vancouver developer Marcon has revealed plans to build the city's largest new hotel in decades – a 318-foot-tall structure at 516-534 West Pender Street and 509 Richards Street, which would have 32 storeys and 578 hotel rooms.

BCHA Virtual Event | Greening Your Hotel
Mar.22, 2023
BCHA Summit Returns!
May 1-2, 2023
Here's to Our NEW Members!
We are beyond delighted to welcome a collection of new members to our hotel community! Our members are the driving force beyond our efforts and we couldn't be happier to welcome these incredible businesses and organizations to the BCHA! Please join us in welcoming:

Days Inn Opens Newest Hotel in BC
Days Inns - Canada has proudly announced the opening of its newest franchised hotel British Columbia. Located in Sidney, Vancouver Island the Days Inn by Wyndham Victoria Airport is just minutes away from the Victoria International Airport. We're delighted to add another