Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

Rounds played at top golf courses hit rough spot

Rise in average number slowed after year of record growth at B.C. public courses

Governments pump money into B.C. tourism organizations

Feds provide $1.5 million in new money while Destination BC provides $400,000

UPDATED: Canada's cruise season officially over after federal ban extended to Oct. 31

Ottawa has extended the ban of cruise ships from entering Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31, the federal government announced Friday - a decision that has officially spelled the end of Canada's...

Vancouver council approves temporary patio expansion for restaurants, bars

City will waive application and permit fees, turn around approvals within two days

Despite hiccup, record reservations for B.C. campgrounds

Despite an opening day marked by technical issues for B.C.’s camping reservation system, a record 50,479 bookings were made. The Ministry of Environment repeated its apology to people who had...

One of Vancouver's best restaurants is re-opening for dine-in, but you'll have to pre-pay for your meal

We aren't just no fun city, we're no show city, and in the COVID-era, a no show for a restaurant running on half capacity could do a lot of damage

Local chefs create seafood chowders to sell in support of the Vancouver Aquarium

From now until June 8 - World Oceans Day - you can spoon up some seafood chowder in support of the Vancouver Aquarium

B.C. tourism readies for a staycationing summer

Destination British Columbia negotiating partnership deals in provincewide campaign

Why B.C. will have trouble putting the genie back in the beer bottle

Hard for B.C., cities to rescind loosened restrictions following pandemic, experts say