Tourism, Hospitality, and Accommodation Collective Say Provincial Support
for Recovery a Good Start
Industry Looking Forward to Working With Government to Help Businesses Survive
Leaders of the largest associations representing tourism, hospitality, and accommodation say that the Province’s new recovery initiatives give hope for businesses to survive the pandemic. The collective is keen to work with government immediately to put money into the hands of tourism operators to protect jobs and keep businesses from closing permanently in the coming months as the industry continues to struggle from the impacts COVID-19.
In July, more than 40 sector associations signed off on a submission to government requesting $680 million in recovery funds to ensure the visitor economy survives until such time travel, border and other damaging restrictions are lifted and consumer confidence returns.
Since early spring, TIABC, ABLE BC, the BC Hotel Association, Restaurants Canada, the Metro Vancouver Tourism and Hospitality Response and Recovery Task Force, the Greater Victoria Tourism Rescue and Recovery Task Force, and the Adventure Tourism Coalition, among others, have been calling on the Province to provide recovery funds in the form of working capital grants or low interest/no interest loans to help businesses address liquidity.
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