Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

Restaurants usher in higher prices, smaller portion sizes as costs rise, report says

TORONTO — Restaurants in Canada are raising prices, shrinking menus and reducing hours in a bid to survive inflation and labour shortages, a new report says.  The Restaurants Canada report released...

Hotels to rebound to pre-pandemic revenues in 2023, two years ahead of forecast: CBRE

TORONTO — Real estate firm CBRE says Canadian hotels will return to pre-pandemic revenues next year, two years ahead of its previous forecast. The firm is projecting the Canadian hotels market will...

'Now 15 per cent is rude:' Tipping fatigue hits customers as requests rise

The tipping point for Caitlin Green came when she was buying infant formula. "I was asked to tip for an online order of baby formula," said Green, a new mom and radio announcer in Toronto. "I wasn't...

Labour shortages, job actions hinder tourism recovery

Tourists in B.C. face delays, disruptions from labour unrest and staffing challenges

5 things you (probably) didn't know about Vancouver's Italian community

Vancouver's lions wouldn't be standing guard at the bridge if it weren't for an Italian sculptor

Vancouver mayoral candidate aims to double food truck count

Mark Marissen's plan finds pushback from restaurant sector

Strike strands cruise ship at Vancouver's Canada Place

Tug boat workers' job action prevents Celebrity Eclipse ship from leaving

North Van's Cheshire Cheese Restaurant is closing for good

The family diner with a distinct English pub vibe opened 36 years ago as one of the original tenants of Lonsdale Quay Market