Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

WestJet travel credits are not gift cards, rules B.C. court

WestJet credits for cancelled flights, lost luggage and other issues aren't like prepaid gift cards and can expire, states a recent ruling from the B.C. Court of Appeal

B.C. to spend up to $5 million to support tourism events

Application process launched today for events that take place after September

Koningsdam's arrival in Victoria marks revival of the cruise sector after a two-year pandemic hiatus

The cruise ship Koningsdam stayed for 12 hours on Saturday, bringing 1,200 passengers (about half the usual number) and 900 crew

Vancouver chefs spice things up at return of city's annual curry competition

Get a taste of this kicked-up event that pits top chefs against each other

This massive Lower Mainland flower festival is back this spring

There'll be more than nine million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths blooming

B.C. extends simplified licensed-patio-approval program until March

Also extended is the deadline to apply for permanent licensing of patios

Cruise ship headed to Victoria had 'lots of COVID,' passenger says

“The whole 12th floor is an isolation ward,” said Ally Carol of Richmond, who boarded the ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her partner in late March for a 19-day cruise to Canada