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Today, the BC Government has launched a new grant program for small businesses. The new Launch Online Grant program is designed to help over 1,500 eligible small- and medium-sized B.C. businesses adapt to changes in consumer behaviour and pivot to market their products online. 

For More Information and to Apply

DBC Provincial Health Order Messaging Guidance

The current PHO strongly advises the public to avoid non-essential travel to, from and within the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sea-to-Sky and Sunshine Coast areas until February 5, 2021. DBC has created messaging guidance for tourism entities located within Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health Regions. For more information about the latest Provincial Health Orders, click here

DBC Messaging Guidance for Industry


Sign Petition E-3027 to Call for a Tourism-Specific Recovery Plan from Government

Canada’s travel and tourism industry was hit first by the COVID-19 pandemic and it will take the longest to recover. MP Tony Baldinelli has sponsored an e-petition calling on the federal government to present a tourism-specific recovery plan.
Show your support by signing the e-petition and sharing it with your networks before the deadline of February 7, 2021, at 5pm EST.

Sign the Petition


WTTC Safe Travels Stamp

Tourism Vancouver has an agreement with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to administer the WTTC Safe Travels Stamp in our Destination. This is a globally recognized commitment to COVID Safety protocols and procedures, designed to build visitor and community confidence.

The more businesses in the Vancouver tourism service ecosystem that are participating the better we are able to communicate in the promotion of the city our commitment to health and safety during visitors’ journey to Vancouver.

75 Tourism Vancouver members have already received their Safe Travel Stamp! Reach out to our team for more information on how your business can apply for the stamp.

Apply Now

Downtown Laneway Transformation Survey – chance to win $650 to Fairmont Hotel & Botanist

The Downtown Vancouver BIA is conducting a business member survey and your input is needed to inform our 10-Year Laneway Strategic Plan and Network. 

Submit your feedback before Monday, February 8 to be entered in a prize draw for a chance to win a $650 gift card towards the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel and Botanist restaurant!

Enter the Survey


Webinar: Business Intelligence & Rebuilding Demand for Vancouver
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:30am | Online via Zoom 

Please join the Tourism Vancouver team for a live, two-part webinar on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

1) Business Intelligence – Market and Consumer Insights
Time: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
This session will focus on:

  • Current destination performance
  • Key indicators of forward-looking demand
  • Available traveller research highlights

Presented by: Eugene Chu, Manager, Research & Business Analytics

2) Rebuilding Demand for Vancouver
Time: 10:45 am to 11:30 am
This session will focus on:

  • Key insights informing our marketing plans
  • Creative concept and upcoming promotional activities
  • How your business can align and benefit from upcoming promotions

Presented by: Candice Gibson, Manager, Marketing

Register Now


2020 Year-End Downtown Economic Snapshot

DVBIA report on Impacts of COVID-19 and downtown’s economic recovery. The pandemic’s impacts are global in magnitude and differ by region – even at the neighbourhood level. The DVBIA’s latest report examines the impacts of COVID-19 on downtown Vancouver’s street-level businesses, hotels, workplaces and mobility.

Download Report

More grants available for B.C. businesses to upgrade to commercial electric vehicle fleets.

The ministries of energy and environment a news release on Monday February 1st announced new rebates and supports are now available for businesses, first nations and municipalities. The $5.7 million program will bump up the size of the rebate already offered for the installation of EV charging stations.

Go Electric Fleets program, those eligible can get money back for installing level 2 and direct-current fast-charging stations for fleets of one or more electric vehicles.

This means up to $4,000 back for level 2 charging station installations, which the government says is about 75 per cent of the basic installation rate.

Additionally, businesses buying electric vehicles for a fleet can now get the same $3,000 point-of-purchase rebate that was already available to the general public.

Earlier this month the provincial government also announced a doubling of the incentive for the CleanBC Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) and Commercial Vehicle Pilot (CVP) programs. Eligible vehicles will have access to 33% of the cost, up to a maximum of $100,000 per vehicle, up from $50,000 maximum. 

Learn More:

To learn more about the suite of CleanBC Go Electric programming
To learn more about the Fleets program
To learn more about the CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger program
To learn more about the Speciality-Use Vehicle Incentive program
To learn more about the Commercial Vehicle Pilot program


Meetings & Conventions – A Fresh Perspective on Engagement

February 8-10, 2021 | Virtual 
Engineering and scientific societies play a crucial role in the development of the professions that are key to advancing innovation.  The Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE), incorporated in 1977, is a professional society of chief executive officers and mid- to senior-level staff members of engineering, technical, math and scientific societies dedicated to leadership excellence. 
The 2021 CESSE CEO Meeting is an annual gathering of 60-70 top association executives who explore new ideas and seek solutions to shared organizational concerns in an exclusive, intimate virtual meeting environment. The 2021 CESSE CEO Meeting on February 8-10 will deliver quality programming that will help CEOs grow as a STEM society leader through thought-provoking, engaging, and relevant educational seminars and break out rooms for networking.   
Tourism Vancouver is a Gold sponsor. Jackie Kavcak will be attending on behalf of Tourism Vancouver.  
February 10, 2021 | Virtual 
Immerse yourself in “all things association” at Tête-à-Tête, now in its 31st year. The schedule is packed with informative roundtable discussions, expert panel presentations and engaging speakers.  
Tourism Vancouver is a sponsor. Michelle Taylor and Michael Drake will be attending on behalf of Tourism Vancouver.  
March 8, 2021 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm CST | Virtual 
Description: Join MPI-CAC’s annual education and technology conference – hosted on Convene's virtual platform – which will include sessions, tools and networking opportunities. This year’s topics and speakers will be invigorating, engaging, and will inspire you to answer the question of “What’s NEXT?”    
Tourism Vancouver is the CSR sponsor. Lacy Hawley will be attending on behalf of Tourism Vancouver.
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