Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

Tentative agreement reached in Vancouver hotel strike

Pact is between employers and workers at Westin Bayshore, Hyatt Regency, Pinnacle Harbourfront and Four Seasons hotels

Tourism Whistler is predicting a slight downturn in international visitors this winter

Tourism Whistler (TW) is predicting a “slight decline” in room-night bookings to the resort this winter due in part to a softening global economy that is impacting a handful of key international...

The Cambie has been saved: Vancouver’s oldest bar isn’t closing after all

A contentious divorce led to the necessary sale of the property by ex-owner Sam Yehia, and the venue seemed poised to end its tenure as Vancouver’s oldest bar come Nov. 30. However, operators The...

Vancouver hotel strike disrupting corporate events

Local strike threatens to drag on longer than the sector’s 24-day job action in 2000

Forget lattes, you can get Pumpkin Spice Spam Fries in Vancouver right now

You’ve seen the memes and gifs: Fall means leaves on the ground, scarves around our necks, and pumpkin spice on everything even remotely edible. Each year seems to bring a fresh crop of food products...

A visit to this remote Sunshine Coast village is an ode to beautiful B.C.

“Where exactly is Lund?” That was a question I asked recently while planning a cruise of Desolation Sound with Pacific Coastal Cruises and noted our itinerary included one night in Lund on the...

Month-long Asian Dining Festival starting in Richmond soon

The countdown is on to FEAST: Asian Dining Festival, which is the multi-week celebration centred in Richmond that has Asian restaurants offering specially-priced group menus. Now comes the exciting...

Earls co-founder Bus Fuller dies at 90

Family patriarch owned part of Earls, Joey, Cactus Club and other restaurants