January 2020
BC Hospitality Summit Keynotes Announced!
Graham Sherman,
Owner - Tool Shed Brewing
Graham will share his experience on 'Why Collaboration Beats Competition' when growing your business.
Doug Stephens,
Founder - Retail Prophet
Doug will share his insights on the latest retail trends within the hospitality industry and how demographic and technological shifts are affecting your customer base.
Early Bird Registration Opening Soon!
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Event Highlight
Destination BC's Designing Remarkable Experiences Workshops
How can you turn a tourism product into a remarkable experience for travellers in BC? Destination BC and Regional DMOs are once again holding two-day workshops to help tourism businesses across the province do just that!

The workshops will explore experiential tourism concepts and best practices, along with traveller data, hands-on activities and group input to help participants enhance existing product offerings or develop entirely ones.

Local tourism businesses are encouraged to register early for the upcoming January and February 2020 workshops:

  • Kelowna, January 28-29
  • Mackenzie, February 8-9
  • Port Hardy, February 20-21

...and more!
Important changes to Informed Dining program
The B.C. government has decided to discontinue its Informed Dining program for commercial foodservice businesses, which was introduced in 2012 as a way for participating establishments to provide diners with nutritional information.

Read more on required actions here .
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Dear Members,

We want to hear from you, and communicate your success stories, embrace your expertise, and promote your properties. How can you get involved?

  • Share Your Digital Assets: We are requesting high resolution, professional imagery and videography to share with media, and to promote via the BCHA's social media channels, website, and e-newsletter. Please add your files, along with the appropriate information and photo credit in the file name, to this dropbox folder

  • In the News: Be the Voice of Your Region/Community. We are seeking BCHA member spokespeople to participate in media print, online, and broadcast interviews, and represent their property and community in the latest regional news and industry trends.

  • New Product Updates: From renovations and new hotel restaurant openings, to seasonal offers and packages, share what’s new with us!

  • Niche Offerings: An onsite wellness concierge, unique and cutting-edge eco-friendly initiatives, onsite cultural guides and programs, and more - what sets your property apart from others? We'd love to hear about it.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating in any of the above by emailing  communications@bcha.com .

We look forward to hearing from you!
Welcome to New BCHA Members
  • Hotel Belmont – Vancouver
  • Microtel Inn & Suites – Kelowna
  • Skky Hotel – Whitehorse

Associate Members:
  • Focus Hospitality
  • Intello Technologies
  • IslandAire
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