Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

Hopes high in B.C. as China lifts border rules, but tourism recovery may take months

VANCOUVER — Zhengwen Hao says the phone for his Richmond, B.C., restaurant hasn't stopped buzzing in recent days as relatives and friends in China make reservations as part of their plans to visit...

50 guests or less: Couples opt for micro-weddings amid inflation

Danielle Woodcock was planning her wedding when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, delaying and eventually cancelling her big day. By the time she revisited it in 2021, she had decided to go in a different...

Violence in Mexico hasn't deterred Canadian travellers, say travel agents

Canadians looking for a break from winter are still booking travel to Mexico, despite violence last week that led to the cancellation of flights and a federal advisory telling visitors to exercise a...

Vancouver's two-week celebration of poutine returns this February

Like a good cheese pull, this choose-your-own-adventure poutine fest stretches a full two weeks!

Lego convention returns to Richmond River Rock Casino

The largest Lego exhibition in Canada is happening in April!

Vancouver hoteliers pursue growth despite recession fears

Strong leisure demand drives expansion plans across North America

Vancouver-based Coast Hotels expands to U.S.

Coast Hotels Ltd. buys master franchise agreement that includes nine U.S. hotels

B.C. serves cap on what food delivery services can charge restaurants

A permanent cap on fees charged to restaurants by food-delivery companies will start in 2023.  Starting Jan. 1, 2023, Canada's first permanent delivery-fee cap will give B.C. restaurant owners more...

Vancouver's favourite New Year's Day swim returns for in-person icy plunge

Kick off the new year with a cold plunge.  Vancouver's beloved Polar Bear Swim returns for its 103-year anniversary and first in-person swim in three years.  The annual event will take place on...