News & Articles - Royce Chwin

  • 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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  • 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…

    Event Branding & Marketing, The Business of Meetings

  • Vancouver tourism

    Tourism Vancouver Fills CEO Role Left Unexpectedly Vacant

    British Columbia’s oldest destination marketing organization has named a new ‘ambassador.’ Longtime Travel Alberta president and CEO Royce Chwin will head up Tourism Vancouver, starting July 13. “The tourism and hospitality industry is a critical part of Vancouver’s future economic success,” says Chwin. “I’m excited to return to my hometown to join this world-class organization and destination to help rebuild the vibrant tourism economy that Vancouver is admired for globally.” Chwin replaces former CEO Ty Speer, who left suddenly and…

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