News & Articles - Destination Vancouver

  • Vancouver Hotel Shortage Looms

      Without new investment, the lack of hotel supply in Metro Vancouver will translate into significant losses to the provincial economy, according to a new study released by Destination Vancouver. To close the gap between current supply and projected demand, 20,000 new hotel rooms are needed in Metro Vancouver by 2050; with 10,000 of those new hotel rooms necessary just in Vancouver. Between 2022 and 2050, the cumulative economic impacts are projected to be: $30.6 billion in foregone output. $16.6 billion in…

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  • BCAMA Marketer of Year Award Winner

      The BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (BCAMA) has named Destination Vancouver winner of the coveted “Marketer of the Year” award for 2022. The award is the BCAMA’s most prestigious honour. Now in its 50th year, the Marketer of the Year is presented annually for the most outstanding integrated marketing strategy in the province. “The BCAMA is pleased to pay tribute to Destination Vancouver with the 2022 Marketer of the Year Award. This annual honour is bestowed upon…

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    Historic Partnership Promotes Indigenous Tourism

      A historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Destination Vancouver and Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) to develop a coordinated, sustainable, and socially conscious Indigenous tourism industry. The MOU begins the process of building an ongoing relationship between Destination Vancouver and ITBC, as well as the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations to promote Indigenous cultures, experiences and businesses. The goal of the MOU, which is grounded in a commitment to reconciliation, is to respect proper protocols,…

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  • Destination Vancouver: Outlook and Goals

      After thriving for decades, Vancouver’s tourism and hospitality industry has been predictably hit hard by the ongoing pandemic. According to the Vancouver Economic Commission, cruise and conference traffic is significant to the city, representing an estimated $2.2 billion in direct and indirect economic impact. Meanwhile, the meetings and conferences sector drives more than $1.6 billion in direct and indirect visitor spending. We ask Royce Chwin, president and CEO of Destination Vancouver, about what is happening and projections for how…

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  • Mandatory PCR Test Hurting Travel Industry

      Businesses in Vancouver’s travel and tourism industry are bracing – yet again – for booking cancellations and delayed recovery this winter season. Vancouver welcomed more than 11 million overnight visitors in 2019, contributing $14 billion in total revenues to the Metro Vancouver economy and supporting over 104,000 full-time jobs. By comparison, revenues fell by 70 per cent in 2020. As the largest Canadian city located on the West Coast, Vancouver is Canada’s gateway to the Pacific and the Far East – a critical…

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