About the Conference

When the first BC Tourism Industry Conference was organized by the members of the Council of Tourism Associations  and their partners in 1993, tourism was worth less than $4 billion annually to the BC economy.

The industry was just starting to show signs of becoming one of the province’s lead generators of economic growth.

Over the past decade, tourism has grown to the point where it now generates $10.2 billion annually — nearly as much as it makes from people who visit casinos online — for our province’s economy and directly employs 117,500 Canadians.

When tourism-related employees are included, the total swells to 266,000. Tourism is currently the second largest industry in Canada after forestry.

The BC Tourism Industry is the only province wide conference which brings together the many sectors from accommodation, transportation, resorts, attractions, tourism associations, industry suppliers, and educators. The conference unites the industry and provides a forum for discussion, business development and updates on the latest advances.

The BC Tourism Industry Conference is a remarkable experience and an essential educational and networking event for the tourism industry.

For the past decades, the tourism conference has become something that no one could ever imagine. It has gone to heights that no one thought of reaching when it came to tourism. For those that do not really know what it is about, keep on reading and get inspired.

Get to know what it is that you will gain from this whole experience. And if the involvement is even worth-while.

What happens there?

The conference is a forum that brings together people of great intelligence. Gurus in the tourism industry. What they do is explain current issues and issues that are likely to affect them in the long run in the industry. And they suggest ways in which they can overcome them together.

New ideas as to how the industry can move forward. The great thing about these conferences is that one person’s old idea might surprisingly turn out to be another person’s new idea. That is the most powerful thing about sharing.

This eliminates the mentality that people in the same business cannot come together and share ideas. With the fear that the next person/business might get more clients than the other. Rather it encourages togetherness. That is the only way that a nation will move forward.

Open door policy

Are you a marketer? Owner, industry organizers, or educators or just a person who finds fascination in the tourism. BCIT will not shut you out. But will welcome you with the greatest smile ever. In addition to their offers, they have started offering additional services that are reaching out to a wider audience.

Adopt-A-Student is one of their programmes that they have introduced. It helps students that want to major in tourism be familiar with these events. Make sure that you keep on reading and you find out what they have in store with this programme.

For the past decades, the tourism conference has become something that no one could ever imagine. It has gone to heights that no one thought of reaching when it came to tourism. For those that do not really know what it is about, keep on reading and get inspired.

Get to know what it is that you will gain from this whole experience. And if the involvement is even worth-while.

What happens there?

The conference is a forum that brings together people of great intelligence. Gurus in the tourism industry. What they do is explain current issues and issues that are likely to affect them in the long run in the industry. And they suggest ways in which they can overcome them together.

New ideas as to how the industry can move forward. The great thing about these conferences is that one person’s old idea might surprisingly turn out to be another person’s new idea. That is the most powerful thing about sharing.

This eliminates the mentality that people in the same business cannot come together and share ideas. With the fear that the next person/business might get more clients than the other. Rather it encourages togetherness. That is the only way that a nation will move forward.

Open door policy

Are you a marketer? Owner, industry organizers, or educators or just a person who finds fascination in the tourism. BCIT will not shut you out. But will welcome you with the greatest smile ever. In addition to their offers, they have started offering additional services that are reaching out to a wider audience.

Adopt-A-Student is one of their programmes that they have introduced. It helps students that want to major in tourism be familiar with these events. Make sure that you keep on reading and you find out what they have in store with this programme.