Dear Accommodation Community,
This week, we have been busy meeting with hotel owners, our board of directors, and hosting our AGM as well as the presenting to the Hotel Association of Vancouver, the Kelowna Hotel Motel Association, and several other industry organisations. We have been communicating the advocacy and education we have been working tirelessly on with our provincial partners across Canada and the Hotel Association of Canada. It has been a big week!
On Monday, we virtually hosted our first by invitation hotel owners meeting across the province to provide fulsome updates on the priorities of the BCHA and the advocacy files we have been working on over the past months to support our industry survival and recovery. We received positive comments and feedback from the meeting and will therefore continue to host hotel owner meetings quarterly by invitation.
The federal relief announcement communicated earlier this week was a culmination of months of work by you, our industry, us as your provincial voice and our partners at the Hotel Association of Canada. Rest assured – we are not finished yet – the announcement was positive to be sure, but the workability, timely access to the relief funds, and ensuring the gaps to accessing relief measures still need to be addressed. It is our intention to continue to host Hotel Owner meetings quarterly by invitation.
Yesterday, we hosted our final board meeting of the year with our board of directors followed by the BCHA Annual General Meeting. In addition to welcoming back fourteen returning directors, we are delighted to have three new directors joining the BCHA board including Chris Watson, Ravinder Dhaliwal, and Scott Johnson.