Today's update includes:

  • General Updates
  • COVID-19 Border Measures Removed
  • BCHA Partners with Alltourage | Simplify the Hiring Process
  • ITBC | Resources & Education for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Celebrate World Tourism Day!
  • New Regulations in Effect to Protect Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Watch Now! Business Smarts Webinar
  • Member Spotlight | Inn at the Harbour
  • Have You Purchased Your Tickets for SPARK Yet?
  • #ICYMI Join Speed-Jobbing | 100% Online Speed Recruitment Event!
  • Mark Your Calendars
  • Tipping Our Hat
  • Historic Hotels Worldwide Announces Finalists for 2022 Historic Hotels Worldwide Awards of Excellence!
  • Comment Card | Thoughts and Comments from Our Industry
  • Last Laugh | A Little Something to Make Our Members Smile
COVID-19 Border Measures Removed!
Starting October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements will end for all travellers entering Canada whether by land, air or sea.

The evidence-based removal of COVID-19 barriers at the border is an important step forward for the hospitality and tourism industry—along with the wide-network of ancillary businesses that rely on the tourism ecosystem—providing the predictability and certainty our sector needs.
The BC Hotel Association has long-advocated for these critical changes and welcomes this exceptional news.
BCHA Partners with Alltourage | Simplify the Hiring Process
Finding solutions to the workforce crisis is among our most significant priorities at the BCHA and we are excited to share that we have partnered with Alltourage to help support the recruitment efforts for our association members.

Alltourage is a Vancouver-based company whose mission is to accelerate the hiring process by leveraging their own ecosystems in an easy-to-use referral platform, allowing employees to tap into their own networks, send referrals, and be rewarded. It truncates the time that it typically takes HR to receive high-quality leads by sharing opportunities directly with those in the workplace ecosystem, capitalizing on the number one and fastest form of communication todaySMS (or text) messaging.
ITBC | Resources & Education for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Ahead of Canada's second-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation taking place this Friday, Indigenous Tourism BC has shared additional resources to commemorate the occasion: "Residential school findings are ongoing. Our national dialogue must also be. We must all commit to creating safer places for ongoing dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians."

ITBC announced that over the next year, they will share unique Indigenous stories of truth and reconciliation. With ongoing national dialogue, they share the first steps on a long journey toward a safe space where true collaboration, partnership, and reconciliation can happen.
Celebrate World Tourism Day!
Today is World Tourism Day! The global theme 'Rethinking Tourism' aims to inspire the debate around rethinking tourism for development, including through education and jobs, and tourism’s impact on the planet and opportunities to grow more sustainably. Here's how you can get involved:
  • SPREAD THE WORD: Find everything you need to celebrate World Tourism Day, including social media images, graphics and animations.
  • SHARE YOUR STORY! Share your personal experiences and journeys to showcase the transformative power of tourism.
New Regulations in Effect to Protect
Temporary Foreign Workers
  • mandating that employers provide all TFWs with information about their rights in Canada;
  • prohibiting reprisal by employers against workers, for instance against those who come forward with complaints; and,
  • prohibiting employers from charging recruitment fees to workers and holding them accountable for the actions of recruiters in this regard.
In addition, employers are now required to provide reasonable access to health care services. Employers using the TFW Program, are also required to provide private health insurance when needed. 
Watch Now! Business Smarts Webinar
Watch this virtual session as Paul and Kristen Moxness outline the steps toward making jobs more meaningful, customer experiences more memorable, and share how to start turning your business into a destination of choice.

This is a superb industry session where employers and their teams will learn:
  • What is Spin the Bottle Service and how can you and your team create compelling customer experiences
  • How team members can work together to create an exceptional experience
  • Ways feedback and follow-up can enhance the overall customer service experience
  • The significance of trust and empowerment

(PS. BCHA members receive 10% off on in-person workshops)
Member Spotlight | Inn at the Harbour
The BCHA recently had the pleasure of visiting with accommodators from across Northern BC during our Industry Update Series in Prince Rupert and Terrace! During the engagement, we were delighted to visit with the Inn on the Harbour located at 720 First Ave West Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3V6. A home away from home, Inn on the Harbour is a boutique hotel located on a bluff overlooking the scenic Prince Rupert harbour. Click below to learn more about this fantastic hotel and jumping off point for your Northern adventures.
Have You Purchased Your
Tickets for SPARK Yet?
Created for hoteliers, liquor retailers, and hospitality owners and managers, the SPARK BC Hotel & Liquor Conference will bring together BC’s hospitality industry for an array of informative and industry-driven sessions on NOVEMBER 15 at Granville Island, that will SPARK ideas relating to growth, advocacy, labour, and more!

The event will include targeted industry sessions, the BCHA AGM, a special lunch at Dockside restaurant, networking reception, and much more!
#ICYMI Join Speed-Jobbing | 100% Online Speed Recruitment Event!
Looking to hire this fall season? Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to join the upcoming virtual "Speed-jobing event". The event connects BC employers with qualified bilingual immigrants willing to settle permanently in the local job market. This Speed-jobing session will focus on the Tourism, Non-Profit, Insurance and Finance sectors.

  • Join the completely virtual event for the low cost of $100, and you will be provided a “virtual booth” to conduct interviews
  • Many of the candidates in attendance are currently in Canada with their permanent residency (PR) or working holiday permits or enrolled in the Express program, so they are available right away!
  • NO LMIA is required to hire a worker through the Francophone Mobility program

DON'T FORGET | BCHA members are eligible for a free consultation with BCHA Workforce Strategist Alison Langford - please reach out to Alison at
Industry News & Quick Links
Tipping Our Hat
Historic Hotels Worldwide Announces Finalists for 2022 Historic Hotels Worldwide Awards of Excellence!

Historic Hotels Worldwide® has announced the nominee finalists for the 2022 Historic Hotels Worldwide® Awards of Excellence! The Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate the world’s finest historic hotels and hoteliers, through categories of excellence such as Historic Hotels of Worldwide Best Historic Resort, Historic Hotels Worldwide Sustainability Champion, and Historic Hotels Worldwide Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year.

Of course, BC is home to a wide array of tremendous hotels, and to no one's surprise, there are a number of hotels that have made the list!

Mark Your Calendars
The Black Experience In Foodservice
Tuesday, October 4th, from 11am - 12pm PST
2022 Small Business Week Summit
October 17-21, 2022
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!
Comment Card
Nancy Small Attends
Economic Discussion
BCHA Attends Tourism HR Canada Labour Market Forum
Industry Celebrates World Tourism Day!
Last Laugh
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