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International visitors flocking back to B.C.

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.
AI to help hoteliers operate more efficiently

AI to help hoteliers operate more efficiently

Chatbots, price optimization, room security among ways the technology helping sector
Hastings Racecourse readies for busier 2023 season

Hastings Racecourse readies for busier 2023 season

More horses set to run in front of more spectators in refurbished facility, starting April 30
B.C. drinkers are buying less wine but paying more

B.C. drinkers are buying less wine but paying more

Vancouver International Wine Festival may enhance preference for premium wines
Vancouver organizations receive $2.9M to improve local tourism offerings

Vancouver organizations receive $2.9M to improve local tourism offerings

Funding will be used to restore events, revitalize venues and create new experiences
Why some businesses in B.C.'s tourism industry might be adding new fees

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

Vancouver readies for record cruise season

A record 1.2M to 1.3M 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

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

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

Tourism spending jumped 45% last year to $74B as domestic and international travel roared back with COVID-19 restrictions lifted
Restaurants and bars brace for biggest alcohol tax jump in 40 years

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.