Today's update includes:

  • General Updates
  • Premier-designate David Eby Announces Transition Team
  • Two Days Left | Have Your Voice Heard in BC Business Survey
  • The Canadian Business Events Sustainability Plan Forges Ahead4
  • Buy Your Raffle Tickets in Support of the BC Hospitality Foundation
  • Mental Health Matters - Injury Prevention & Risk Management in the Workplace Webinar
  • Destination Canada | Domestic Travel Insights
  • ICYMI | Join Class Action Settlement & Share Thoughts on New Credit Charges
  • Industry News & Trends
  • Mark Your Calendars
  • Tipping Our Hat
  • Harbour Air Marks 40 Year Anniversary!
  • Experience Comox Valley Launches New Website
  • Comment Card | Thoughts and Comments from Our Industry
  • Last Laugh
Premier-designate David Eby Announces Transition Team
David Eby, premier-designate, has announced the team that will help him transition and tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the province.

Matt Smith will serve as chief of staff and Shannon Salter will be the deputy minister to the premier and head of the public service, while Amber Hockin and Don Bain will continue in their roles as deputy chiefs of staff. In addition to key staff roles, former finance minister Carole James and award-winning lawyer and First Nations negotiator Doug White have been appointed to co-chair the transition team.
Two Days Left | Have Your Voice Heard in BC Business Survey
How confident do you feel about the future of your Business? Share your voice in the 2022 Collective Perspective Survey to help the BC Chamber identify evolving trends that help us better understand B.C.’s past, present, and future.
The Destination Canada Business Events team has announced the next phase of the Canadian Business Event Sustainability Plan, as domestic partners across the country embark on the Global Destination Sustainability Movement annual benchmarking process. The GDS-Index is the world’s leading sustainability performance program for business tourism destinations globally. 
Buy Your Raffle Tickets in Support of the BC Hospitality Foundation
The Hotel Association of Vancouver is rallying the industry to support the Hotels to Help Campaign, with jaw-dropping prizes to be won! Funds raised supports the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), British Columbia's only hospitality industry charity that offers assistance to hospitality workers who are in imminent financial need due to a health condition. 
Ticket options are:
  • 1 for $5
  • 3 for $10
  • 7 for $20
  • 20 for $50
Prizes Include: weekend in Victoria with golf for 2; Hawai’i luxury getaway and dolphin experience; Osoyoos lake views; wine tasting and dinner for 4; two-night getaway in Seattle; Los Angeles luxury weekend getaway; Tofino & Courtenay 4 day of bliss; great Canadian rockies getaway; and much more!
Mental Health Matters - Injury Prevention & Risk Management in the Workplace Webinar
The British Columbia Tourism Resiliency Network is joining forces with the experts at go2HR and CMHA for a special webinar event to support with industry health and safety. Join the Canadian Mental Health Association's Aaryn Secker, and Go2HR’s Shane Lobsinger to explore more deeply the importance of mental health and wellbeing on the job, and other topics related to injury prevention and risk management in the workplace.
Date: November 23, 2022 at 10:30am PST.
Destination Canada | Domestic Travel Insights
As we move into fall and winter, check out the latest domestic sentiment report from Destination Canada to learn how demand for domestic travel is looking in the coming months for in-province and out-of-province travel. Domestic Travel Demand:
  •  Compared to the previous month, likelihood to travel over the next nine months within British Columbia and to other provinces and territories has remained stable. Strongest demand for in-province travel for the remainder of 2022 is for October (31%) followed by December (17%); demand for inter-provincial travel is low at between 6% to 8% from October to December.
  • Compared to the previous month, demand for travel to British Columbia increased significantly from residents of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland & Labrador.
ICYMI | Join Class Action Settlement & Share Thoughts on New Credit Charges
This month it was announced Canadian businesses are now able to pass on a new credit card surcharge to consumers. This comes as a result of a new Class Action Settlement against Mastercard & Visa for restricting merchants’ ability to surcharge or refuse higher cost (“premium”) credit cards. 
  • Join the settlement:
  • You could be eligible to receive up to $5000 if you apply before Dec.30th. The BCHA is working with Class Action Capital to make this process as seamless as possible. CAC will receive a percentage of commission.
  • Take the Survey:
  • Complete a 1 minute anonymous survey, outlining your approach to these new charges before Thursday Oct.27 at 5pm. Results will be shared with our accommodation members only to help operators understand how their competition is moving forward with the changes.
Industry News & Quick Links
Tipping Our Hat
Harbour Air Marks 40 Year Anniversary!
Over the past 40 years Harbour Air has grown from a 2 to 40+ aircraft fleet, expanded to 14 scheduled locations, increased from 2 pilots to over 400 team members, and made history becoming the world’s first fully carbon neutral airline and launching the world’s first electric aircraft. 

Congratulations to the Harbout Air team on this monumental milestone!
Experience Comox Valley Launches New Website

Experience Comox Valley launched a new and improved consumer website.
This new resource helps travellers plan and book a visit to the Comox Valley and provides ample opportunities to showcase the amazing local tour operators, arts & culture venues, food & beverage experiences, accommodation providers and other tourism businesses.

Mark Your Calendars
2022 Western Canadian Lodging Conference
October 24th - 25th, 2022 | Hyatt Regency, Vancouver
Register Now | Use Discount Code BCHA
SPARK BC Hotel & Liquor Conference
November 15, 2022 | Granville Island
Stay tuned for details!
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Summit
November 9th at Thompson Rivers University Campus (Kamloops).
Register Here
Closing Comments with Premier John Horgan
November 17 | Fairmont Pacific Rim
2022 TIAC Congress
November 22-23 | The Westin, Ottawa
Register HERE
Registration Open | IMPACT 2023
January 23-25 and Day of IMPACT January 22, 2023 | Victoria BC
Comment Card
Industry Joins Forces for Southern Interior Economic Summit Panel
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver & the DOUGLAS Celebrate 5 Years
Shubh Deepavali! | Industry Celebrates Diwali
Last Laugh
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