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January 26, 2022

Destination Vancouver
Destination Vancouver

Lunar New Year of the Tiger festivities begin January 27th

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

MISSION - To responsibly rebuild a sustainable visitor economy to $13B by 2026.

PURPOSE - To transform our communities and our visitors through the power of travel.

  • By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of full vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses in B.C. Yesterday, Dr. Bonnie Henry extended the order and vaccine passports will be in place until June 30, 2022.


2022 Business Sprint

Destination Vancouver is pleased to share our recently published 2022 Business Sprint. Members can find important information including our organization's focus areas, initiatives the team will be leading in 2022 and how we measure success.

Read our 2022 Business Sprint

Career Opportunities

Are you, or is someone you know, 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.

As industry leaders, our job is to promote the tourism industry in Metro Vancouver and generate business for our members through strategic, innovative and sustainable sales and marketing initiatives.

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.

View Current Opportunities

Meetings & Conventions – Jackie Kavcak Attends 2022 CESSE CEO Meeting

From January 23-26, 2022, Jackie Kavcak joined Destination Canada Business Events and other Canadian partners to sponsor the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) CEO Meeting. This premier event attracted CEOs and Executive Directors of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) societies and allowed Destination Vancouver the opportunity to connect with key US association clients. After two years of virtual CEO Meetings, everyone was thrilled to be back in-person. 


Study of digital skills demand and supply in B.C. – Business Survey

The B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation (JERI) has engaged Deloitte to conduct a study of digital skills demand and supply in B.C. to gain a clearer understanding of the specific digital skills that organizations are seeking today, and in the future. The Government of B.C. will use the recommendations from this study to consider the development of micro-training programs to help address the digital skills gaps identified.

We would like to have strong representation from the tourism industry as the more we are represented, the better the Ministry can develop programs that are valuable and relevant to you, other stakeholders, and operators.

Your feedback is essential in supporting JERI as it works to make B.C.’s economy more competitive in the future.

Survey Access: To access the survey, please click here. Please complete the survey by the end of day Thursday, February 3rd 2022.

Please note: This survey is designed to be completed by your organization’s leadership (e.g., CEO), or individuals with knowledge and understanding of talent needs (e.g., HR leadership).

Privacy Statement: Please note that JERI and Deloitte are committed to protecting the confidentiality of your responses. All responses are collected by Deloitte via Qualtrics and will be confidential and presented in an aggregated format only.


Should you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Deloitte at

Skift Megatrends: Defining Travel in 2022

Skift has published a forecast of the top trends that will define the travel industry in 2022. This report draws on data, research and insights, along with conversations with industry leaders across the globe. The headline for 2022 is “Uncertainty is the new certainty”. Skift provides an optimistic outlook for recovery of international travel by 2024. Other key trends revolve around Community, Ruralization, Mobility and Climate. As we move from recovery to rebuild of the tourism industry, there is a need to think and act differently and evaluate the implications of these forecasted trends.

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Canadian Resident Sentiment - January 18th

BC resident’s comfort with travelling to nearby communities and within the Province continues to be strong, but has dropped to 76% and 64% recently (prior to Omicron, travel sentiment reached a high of over 80% for inter-provincial travel).

Similarly, for residents of Alberta and Ontario, comfort with travelling outside the Province has dropped to 64% and 52% respectively most recently.

For residents of BC, level of happiness towards seeing advertising for their community as a destination for visitors from Canada remains net positive, but net negative for visitors from the United States and other International markets. There remains a relatively large proportion of the population with neutral sentiment towards seeing advertising for their community as a place to visit – especially for domestic visitors.

View Full Report



Design-Centric Hotels Around the World with White Monochromatic Colour Schemes

Hotels smartly and chicly employ white—the color of purity, peace, modernity, and fresh starts—to highlight views, art, and architecture, reflect light to make spaces seem bigger, and mentally cool down hot zones.


7 Amazing Things to do in Vancouver

There are lots of reasons to visit Vancouver, but here’s the main one: Qantas is about to start flying there direct from Sydney.


Canada: Can Do

Where to go in Canada. Across recent years, Vancouver traditionally been one of Air Zealand’s most popular destinations, and, when our borders reopen, British Columbia’s biggest city is a great base for exploring the country’s west coast.

Uniquely Vancouver Date-Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

This Valentines’s Day celebrate your love with a #VeryVancouver date night. Hold hands as you snowshoe under the stars, gaze into their eyes over a romantic dinner, or bliss out at the spa. Here are our picks for some uniquely Vancouver date night ideas for Valentine’s Day.

VMF Winter Arts Transforms Downtown Vancouver Into an Open-Air Gallery and Celebration of Art from February 11-27

Discover a free outdoor celebration across Downtown Vancouver this winter. From February 11-27, 2022, VMF Winter Arts transforms the city’s downtown core into an interactive, open-air gallery and celebration of art and live entertainment. 

6 Dog-Friendly Winter Adventures Near Vancouver

Take your dog for an adventure this winter. There are lots of dog-friendly options, including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and visiting dog parks. Here are our picks for the best dog-friendly winter adventures near Vancouver.

Marking Lunar New Year in Vancouver with Lucky Food and Drink

Willian Chen, executive chef of A.Bento, looks forward to Lunar New Year on February 1 and the festivities and eating it will bring. “It means a brand new year starts, so everyone gathers together to celebrate and to eat together,” he says.


RECORDING: Destination Update & 2022 Business Sprint

Kicking off the first webinar of the year, Destination Vancouver's Senior Leadership Team provided a destination update and shared the 2022 Business Sprint which outlines our focus for the year ahead.  Thank you to those who were able to join live.

A recording of the presentation has been posted on our website.  You can also download a PDF of the slide deck.  If you have any questions about the content, please contact us.

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.

Statistics Canada

2021 Census Webinar Series: Population and Dwelling Counts

February 10, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eastern Time

Statistics Canada is presenting a 2021 Census of Population Webinar Series, which is based on our most recent census, held on May 11, 2021. The webinars will be presented after the major data releases scheduled between February 9 and November 30, 2022 and will share information on census concepts, data products, and resources available from the 2021 Census.

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