Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

Vancouver Island resort named B.C.'s 'best hotel of the year'

Award given by B.C. association representing 800 hotels across the province

Vancouver digital marketing firm Rtown acquires assets of Mintent

The acquisition is expected to double Rtown's headcount and revenue

Cruise ship terminal still a possibility for Delta

The need to accommodate newer, much larger ships seen as a long-term priority

International visitors flocking back to B.C.

Foreign visitor traffic to Canada via B.C. was up 147.5 per cent year-over-year in February

Russian airspace ban means pricier flights for Canadian travellers and airlines

European airlines are among the most affected, having to reroute planes on hours-long detours to reach Asia and parts of the Middle East

Why some businesses in B.C.'s tourism industry might be adding new fees

The Sea to Sky Gondola has joined forces with BC Parks Foundation to establish a Sea to Sky Legacy Fund

Vancouver readies for record cruise season

A record 1.2 million to 1.3 million cruise passengers could pass through the Port of Vancouver this year

At least 300 visits expected as B.C.'s 2023 cruise ship season officially launches

Cruise ships returned to B.C. last year following a two-year, COVID-19 related break

Tourism shot up in 2022, but still far short of pre-pandemic levels: StatCan

Spending on tourism continued to grow last year as travellers returned to planes and patios, but it remained well below pre-pandemic levels, according to Statistics Canada. Tourism expenditures...

Restaurants and bars brace for biggest alcohol tax jump in 40 years

BC Liquor Distribution Branch says it’s not possible to confirm what level of price increase consumers may or may not see