Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

B.C. labour challenges predicted to ease in the fourth quarter

Restaurant executive Carl McCreath found it challenging to staff his large Steamworks pub and two Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar locations in recent months. "We've never really felt comfortable in the...

Michelin to reveal its Vancouver Michelin Guide inductees

Vancouver is to be the seventh North American city with a Michelin Guide

Robot use rises in B.C. restaurant sector

Pizza Hut's pilot project using robots to deliver food has started in Vancouver's West End

Tourism sector welcomes Canada cancelling COVID-19 travel restrictions

Visitors no longer need to use the ArriveCan app, or be tested, vaccinated or masked

Canada drops vaccine, mask mandates for travel

ArriveCAN app is no longer required, but travellers have the option of using app's optional Advance Declaration feature to save time at the airport

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