Advocacy Win! Changes to BC Provincial Nominee Program
Following BCHA engagement, research, and advocacy, changes have been made to the BC Provincial Nominee Program. The changes include updating the Skills Immigration registration scoring system to increase immigration to regions outside the Metro Vancouver Regional District. In addition, eligibility for the International Post Graduate stream has been expanded.

SPARK Survey & Slides
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Nov.15 for our first-ever SPARK BC Hotel & Liquor Conference. If you attended, please take a moment to complete this 5-MINUTE SURVEY by Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5 pm. Missed the conference? CLICK HERE to view presentation decks from some of the sessions. 

Premier David Eby Officially Sworn In as Premier
Premier David Eby was sworn in on November 18. He reiterated his priorities of public safety, affordability, and health care, housing, and announced details of two affordability measures: the BC Affordability Credit, and details on a previously announced BC Hydro credit.

Housing Becomes Standalone Ministry
Housing will become its own standalone ministry as part of Premier David Eby’s plan to address the housing crisis in BC. The minister of housing will be named when Premier Eby announces his cabinet on Dec. 7, 2022.

Action is Needed! Federal Advocacy Support
Raise your voice and let our elected officials know that, with the right conditions, hotels are poised for incredible growth. Take two minutes to create change!

Destination Canada Releases Tourism Outlook Forecast
While challenges prevail, the recovery trajectory for Canada’s tourism sector is becoming clearer, bolstered by the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and resilience in travel demand. Leisure travel is now expected to recover to 2019 levels by 2024. This is one year earlier than our prior forecast (Spring 2022).  

Quarterly Pour Out Now
ABLE BC's quarterly magazine, The Quarterly Pour, is out now! Enjoy content that includes Why Menu Engineering is a Necessary Practice, Creating Dazzling Displays, Tips for Successful Supplier Negotiations and more!

Support Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week
VIFW is looking for partners like you. The event is looking to secure approximately 10 hotel rooms in Vancouver’s downtown or surrounding area for 2-5 nights per room. In recognition of this generous support, VIFW would be able to provide a collection of benefits. Any portion of this request would be welcome.

Tourism HR Canada’s October Employment Summary
Data shows that the tourism labour force in October remained relatively stable compared to September. Across the sector, there were modest increases in the labour force and in employment, and the total hours worked continued to narrow the gap between pre-pandemic levels and more recent estimates.

An Update on Tourism In BC by Jock Finlayson
With COVID restrictions in most jurisdictions steadily easing over the course of 2021-22 and both business and leisure travel rebounding from historic lows, the B.C. tourism industry has made a substantial and much-anticipated recovery over the past year or so.

Early-Bird Registration Open | IMPACT 2023
The IMPACT Sustainability, Travel & Tourism Conference returns January 22-25, 2023. Early bird registration is available until Nov.30, 2022.
2022 TIAC Congress
November 22-23 | The Westin, Ottawa
Register Here
BCHA Summit Returns!
May 1-2, 2022
BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference
March 1-3, 2023
Reshaping the Workplace with an EDI Framework
Thurs, Nov 24, 2022 | 1pm - 2:30pm
Pan Pacific Whistler Wins Big!
Pan Pacific Whistler Hotels came out on top at this year’s World Ski Awards. Coinciding with its 25th anniversary, Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside was named Canada’s Best Ski Hotel for the 10th year in a row, and for the first time, Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre scooped up the award for Canada’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel.

Hotel Association of Vancouver Gives back to BCHF!
BCHF has wrapped this year's Hotels to Help lottery fundraiser and extends its thanks to Board Member, Debbie Morris and the Hotel Association of Vancouver for spearheading this year's campaign. The lottery raised $34,585. You can still contribute!

Jane Stark Named Marketing Director for 4VI!
4VI has announce that Jane Stark will be joining their social enterprise on Monday, December 5. Jane brings more than 15 years of experience in the BC tourism industry with a deep knowledge of community and regional-level destination management. Congratulations Jane!

Member Spotlight | Coast Parksville Hotel
Located just a short stroll from a beautiful sandy beach, family-friendly attractions and the charming downtown district, Coast Parksville Hotel is a terrific destination for experiencing Island life. All guests of the can also enjoy free mini golff experience at the Paradise Fun Park located across the street.