Tourism Skills Training Program now Accepting Applications

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Thanks to funding from the provincial government, the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), in conjunction with the University of Victoria-Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, will be delivering a 13-week online program focused on preparing participants with the skills needed to work in the tourism industry. …

Provincial Government Announces Dedicated Relief Funding for the Tourism Sector

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In response to the Tourism Task Force's final report, which was presented to Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport last week, the provincial government issued a press release this morning announcing that they will be committing $100 million in dedicated relief funding for the tourism sector, while also allocating $5 million to Indigenous Tourism BC to administer relief grant funding targeted for Indigenous businesses…

Tourism Task Force Releases Final Report

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In mid-September, as part of the province’s StrongerBC Economic Recovery Plan, an 11-person Tourism Task Force, made up of leaders from within the industry, was assembled to provide recommendations on how to allocate the $50 million in recovery funding and on how to remain competitive as an industry beyond recovery. On December 9, the Tourism Task Force presented its final report, The Future of Travel: Positioning B.C. to Accelerate Recovery and Growth , to the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport…