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January 19, 2022

Destination Vancouver
Destination Vancouver

credit: Destination Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala


To support Vancouver's tourism industry in developing their experiences, and promoting Vancouver in target Canadian, US, and International markets.

We invite you to learn more about Destination Vancouver’s new expanded mandate:

  • Businesses that remain closed due to the January 18, 2022 PHO orders are eligible to receive extra funding from the COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant.
    Apply for Grant


We Are Hiring!

Are you looking for a career in a destination management and destination promotion organization? Destination Vancouver wants to meet dynamic, ambitious, collaborative and fun individuals to join our high performing team. Destination Vancouver is committed to fostering an environment that is diverse and inclusive of people from all backgrounds, passions and interests and we invite applications from all qualified candidates. We are dedicated to providing an atmosphere free from barriers in order to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Consistent with our values, we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all Team Members, volunteers, stakeholders, members, external contractors and partners.

Current Positions Include:

Vice President, Global Marketing
Director, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement 
Manager, Visitor Services
Specialist, Business Insights
Specialist, Marketing
Specialist, Travel Trade & Media 



Trans Canada Highway - Traumstrasse In Den Skifahrerhimmel

Der Trans-Canada Highway zwischen Calgary und Vancouver ist eine der großartigsten Routen auf unserem Planeten.

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2022 Presents a Vibrant and Dynamic Line-up of Innovative Artists

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh) presents its 18th annual edition from January 20 to February 6, 2022 at various venues across the Lower Mainland and select programming online.

5 Things to Do at Tynehead Regional Park

Tynehead Regional Park is an oasis of nature in Surrey. The centerpiece is the meandering Serpentine River, home to several species of salmon. Hike the trails, bring a picnic, or cycle in the nearby Serpentine Hills. Use our guide to plan a trip to Tynehead Regional Park.

Hidden Gems of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival

One of the best features of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival is getting to try new-to-you restaurants, experiences and sometimes entire cuisines.

Conversation with Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC: Amplifying Vancouver’s Vibrant and Diverse Music Industry

Michael Bublé. Carly Rae Jepsen. Sarah McLachlan. Nettwerk Music Group. The Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Vancouver is known for some of the top music artists, companies, and events in the world. In 2018, the Province of British Columbia launched the Amplify BC fund, which devoted $7.5 million to furthering the growth of B.C.’s phenomenal music industry. Based on the overwhelming success of the initiative, on April 13, 2021, the government renewed the fund, with $22.5 million to be invested over three years.

106 Delicious Hot Chocolate Flavours to Try at the 2022 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Get warmed-up in this cold weather at the 2022 Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. Now in its 12th year, the event runs from January 15 to February 14. Sample 106 different hot chocolate flavours from 44 different cafes. Use the handy virtual map to find a unique hot chocolate near you, or read on to discover a few of our favourites.


You're Invited!

Webinar: Destination Update & 2022 Business Sprint

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM | Virtual

Please join Royce Chwin, Destination Vancouver Team Member, President & CEO and members of the Senior Leadership Team, for an update on Destination Vancouver's 2022 Business Sprint which will guide activities and plans for the year ahead.

Click Here to Register


Training Opportunities from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) establishes and manages global standards for sustainable travel and tourism, known as the GSTC Criteria which form the foundation Accreditation for Certification Bodies that certify hotels/accommodations, tour operators/transport providers, and destinations as having sustainable policies and practices in place.

Sustainable Tourism Online Course for Industry Professionals - Jan 20 - Feb 18

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) provides the knowledge and tools needed to help improve sustainability practices in travel and tourism. The training covers the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, and provides best practices for businesses and destinations.

Sustainable Business Travel Online Course - Feb 10 - March 11

The GSTC Sustainable Business Travel course provides the knowledge and tools needed to help improve sustainability practices in business travel. The training follows the GSTC Criteria, the global standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, and provides best practices for a business travel program.

Click for More Information

Destination Canada

Tourism's Big Shift Industry Webinar
February 1, 2022 | 10:00AM PT | Virtual

You're invited to join Destination Canada's upcoming industry webinar where they will delve deeper into the key trends outlined in their latest report, Tourism's Big Shift: Key Trends Shaping the Future of Canada's Tourism Industry.  While these trends will have an impact on Canada’s travel and tourism industry as whole, this webinar will focus on the implications and opportunities for small and medium-sized tourism businesses specifically. There will be an opportunity for questions, and we welcome an open dialogue on these important new findings.


Canada Revenue Agency

Q&A Session with the CRA: Answering Your Questions on New Targeted Support Measures
January 20 | 3:00PM - 4:00PM ET | Virtual

Recently, the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program and the Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program received Royal Assent. These new measures will ensure that the hardest-hit sectors and those who are most affected by the pandemic will continue to receive the support they need. The Canada Revenue Agency will hold a virtual briefing and Q&A session for members of the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses, targeted to the tourism and hospitality industry, to answer your specific questions on these new support measures. 

Please also note that the session will use a software called Slido to collect questions in advance. Once registered, you will receive a link to Slido to be able to post questions. You will also be able to ‘upvote’ questions, and those that receive the most votes are most likely to be addressed on the call. The Coalition will submit the following questions on behalf of our members. The CRA will answer those questions that receive the most engagement, so please upvote these questions in Slido to ensure that they are given priority on the call.  

  1. For a seasonal business with incidental revenue for 6 months of the year that does not vary from the reference period can these periods be excluded from the average? i.e. we are down 50% for the year but only 35% if we use the avg of 12 individual months?
  2. If a business has been acquired throughout the past two years, will the reference period become null and be treated as a ‘new’ business, or will the previous books of the business before being acquired be used?
  3. My accountant is concerned that we won't be included in the THRP because "rentals" is not listed as an eligible activity. I believe I am a tourism business and I have qualified for a number of other subsidized programs. How do I find out if my business is eligible?
  4. Can the government confirm that in order to be eligible to apply for the HHBRP subsidy, a business needs to be a CCPC (Canadian Controlled Private Corporation)?

Meetings & Conventions – Generating Business in Today's World


January 23-26, 2022
In-person Annapolis, MD
The CESSE CEO Meeting is for CEO’s from the STEM community who will be exposed to cutting-edge ideas, share their expertise, and learn from colleagues in a safe space created by CEOs, for CEOs.  In partnership with Destination Canada, Destination Vancouver is the first day luncheon sponsor. Jackie Kavcak will be attending on behalf of Destination Vancouver.

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