Hospitality, Marketing & Tourism

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

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

Marcon applies to build 32-storey hotel in downtown Vancouver

Structure would have a 578-room hotel, some office space and a rooftop restaurant

Whistler is ‘back in business' after COVID, mayor says

With rising inflation, businesses still recuperating from COVID-19, an incredibly tight labour market creating staffing challenges, and growing permitting fees, the relationship between policymakers...

Group aims to broaden where, when tourists visit B.C.

Province's tourist industry showing positive signs of recovery from pandemic blues but some areas still reeling

Budget 2023: Tourism funding increases slightly

Funding for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport to increase by 5.2 per cent

Feel the forest and the ocean at this new coffee shop in New West

Coasters Coffee is the newest addition to the cafe scene in downtown New Westminster

Award-winning Vancouver Indian restaurant announces plans for third location

Another location, another Vancouver neighbourhood for Sula Indian Restaurant

Destination BC reveals new corporate strategy

More attention set for province's regions, shoulder-season visitors

B.C. international visitor entries show resilience

Truck traffic lags 2019 levels at many ports of entry across Western Canada