Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

Covering food, drink, travel and marketing in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada as a whole

Whistler businesses ‘optimistic’ ahead of an unpredictable summer season

Amid climbing costs of doing business, B.C.’s minimum hourly wage rose to $16.75 on June 1

AG largely praises B.C. COVID-19 tourism supports, cites 'minor' shortfalls

VICTORIA — B.C's auditor general says the province's COVID-19 support program for the devastated tourism industry followed most required guidelines, though he raised some concerns about the way it...

BC Hotel Association strikes sustainability partnerships

New pacts with Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and Biospere Tourism are expected to benefit members

Lifted Canadian pandemic restrictions help pump tourist spending

Year-over-year tourist spending in Canada soared in the fourth quarter of 2022

Destination Canada wins international award for business-event sustainability

Vancouver-based organization's winning plan aims to improve how business events are held in the country

Summer hotel booking pace ‘softening,’ says Tourism Whistler CEO

With other resort towns and cities reporting a similar cool-down, the trend isn’t unique to Whistler’s tourism industry

B.C. pub chain Donnelly Group files for creditor protection

CEO’s cannabis venture also filed for creditor protection last year

B.C., Mexican governments reach deal to bring 100 hospitality workers to province

'The BCHA is strongly committed to delivering innovative and results-oriented solutions to support our industry’s workforce needs,' said BCHA president and CEO Ingrid Jarrett

Travel, tourism sectors set for major recovery this year: report

Industry set to contribute $162.6B to the Canadian economy in 2023

YVR working to get more skiers on Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler’s mayor and council hears update on airport operations in the Lower Mainland