Today's update includes:

  • General Updates
  • Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day!
  • Reminder | TAKE SURVEY for BC 2030 Olympic Games Feasibility Study
  • Level Up Service with go2HR Training
  • Destination BC | Research Roundup
  • Snapshot | Hotel Performance BC
  • Budget 2023 | Share Your Feedback
  • Just Announced | Join HAC & CBRE for a Canadian Hotel Mid-Year Update Webinar
  • News - See more below!
  • BC | Canada News
  • World News
  • Industry Trends
  • Tipping Our Hat to Industry!
  • Okanagan Valley Nominated for 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards | Vote by July 18
  • Mark Your Calendars
  • Comment Card | Thoughts and Comments from Our Industry
  • Last Laugh | A Little Something to Make Our Members Smile
Celebrating National Indigenous
Peoples Day!
National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples in Canada. Today, we celebrate the many cultures, languages, and traditions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. We also recognize the significant contributions that Indigenous Peoples have made and continue to make across Turtle Island.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) have created a series of graphics to celebrate the day which you can access at the link below.
Reminder | TAKE SURVEY for BC 2030 Olympic Games Feasibility Study
In anticipation for potential planning of the 2030 BC Olympic Games, the Lil̓’wat7úl (Lil’wat), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations have entered into an egagement phase to learn how the games can be delivered to the benefit of British Columbians.

For our accommodation industry, there could be enormous economic benefits to hosting the games once again. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you take the survey below to share your perspective. Get involved below.
Level Up Service with go2HR Training
Tourism and Hospitality students can benefit from industry leading training from go2HR. go2HR offers comprehensive customer service training with the SuperHost® Service for All. SuperHost® Service for All Foundations of Inclusive Service is a turnkey online training solution which provides students with the flexibility to manage their own learning schedule and obtain an industry-recognized certificate.
 
The course will share practical knowledge to better understand and recognize diversity and will allow students to learn the tools they need to adjust and adapt service to the unique needs of every guest. 
Destination BC | Research Roundup
Destination BC has released two new reports measuing resident perception and sentiment.

  • THIS REPORT summarizes the various research findings from Destination BC, suppliers, other tourism agencies and associations.
  • Key finding: 70% of BC residents' feel safe travelling to other Canadian provinces or territories

  • THIS REPORT is released every month to track BC Residents' tourism opinions and intentions, and watch how results trend over time
  • Key finding: 64% of BC residents are comfortable travelling via airplane for non-essential purposes, a historic high for the study.
Snapshot | Hotel Performance BC
Domestic Overnight Visitors Week Ending June 12 Highlights:
 
  • Average Domestic Overnight Visitation to BC for Week 23 (June 6 - June 12, 2022) is up 7.8% compared to the same week in 2019
  • When comparing Week 22 (May 30 - June 5, 2022) to Week 23 (June 6 - June 12, 2022) Thompson Okanagan, Vancouver Coast & Mountains, and Northern BC saw an increase in visitation. Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Kootenay Rockies, and Vancouver Island saw a decrease
  • British Columbia increased 7.9% when comparing Week 22 (May 30 - June 5, 2022) to Week 23 (June 6 - June 12, 2022)
 
STR Report Highlights Week Ending June 11:
 
  • British Columbia had a 72.9% occupancy from Sunday-Thursday and a 82.8% occupancy during the weekend, down -5.1% compared to the same week in 2019.
  • British Columbia had an ADR of $226.16 from Sunday-Thursday and an ADR of $258.58 during the weekend, up 5.9% compared to the same week in 2019.
  • British Columbia had a RevPAR of $164.98 from Sunday-Thursday and a RevPAR of $214.19 during the weekend, up 0.6% compared to the same week in 2019.
 
Regional STATS the Weekend of June 10-11, 2022:
 
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast: OCC 70.6% ADR $152.89 REVPAR $107.89
  • Kootenay Rockies: OCC 65.3% ADR $160.87 REVPAR $105.08
  • Northern BC: OCC 66.5% ADR $127.33 REVPAR $84.70
  • Thompson Okanagan: OCC 84.0% ADR $196.33 REVPAR $164.97
  • Whistler: OCC 65.2% ADR $310.86 REVPAR $202.53
  • Vancouver Island: OCC 78.4% ADR $261.00 REVPAR $204.52
  • Vancouver: OCC 91.1% ADR $310.59 REVPAR $283.06
Budget 2023 | Share Your Feedback
The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has opened public consultations for Budget 2023.
 
The Committee has made some adjustments to the consultation process that are based on best practices observed from previous consultations and aim to make the process more efficient and accessible for all participants. This year, participants are asked to focus on three recommendations for the next provincial budget.
 
Opportunities to complete the submission form and the survey are open until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24th. Though the BCHA has already presented based on feedback from members, we encourage all members interested to share their insights below.
Just Announced | Join HAC & CBRE for a Canadian Hotel Mid-Year Update Webinar
Join HAC and CBRE Hotels for a member exclusive mid-year update on Canada's hotel industry as we delve into the year-to-date 2022 performance and take a look at the economic, travel, and industry trends expected to impact the sector over the balance of the year and into 2023. This will be a 30 minute update with time for extended Q&A.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2022 at 10am PST
Industry News & Quick Links
Tipping Our Hat to Industry
Okanagan Valley Nominated for 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards | Vote by July 18

Congratulations are in order for the Okanagan Valley! The region has been nominated for USA Today’s 2022 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards!

An expert panel selected Okanagan Valley as a contender for Best Wine Region category, out of more than 250 North American grapegrowing regions. Voting ends Monday, July 18 and winners will be announced on 10Best on July 29 at 9AM PT.

Mark Your Calendars
Jun 23, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Host: Tourism HR Canada
Preparing an "Indigenous Cultural Tourism Strategy
July 11, 2022 | 9:00 - 12:00 PM PT 
Price: $30.00
Limited availability. Registration closes July 8, 2022 | Learn More
ABLE BC Member Webinar: Understanding Bill 10
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Zoom | RSVP Here
BCHF Vancouver Golf Tournament
July 4 @ 11:30 am – 8:00 pm | Only 4 Spaces available
Yes SHEF! Elevating Women in Food & Wine returns this summer in Vancouver!
August 15, 2022
More details to come! Email yesshef@worthassociation.com for sponsor / partnership opportunities
Comment Card
Celebrating Nation Indigenous Peoples Day!
Building a Company That
Fosters Positivity
Celebrating World Refugee Day
Last Laugh