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News Archive | 2017

Congratulations to all the tourism and hospitality small businesses that were nominated and listed as the top 10 semi-finalists in their respective categories! For the 15th Annual Small Business BC Awards, the public nominated and voted for their favourite small businesses in the last two months. Nearly 600 businesses were nominated and tasked with gaining as many votes as they could. The ten who received the most votes have made it into the semi-finals of the awards. We wish the following tourism and hospitality semi-finalists the best of luck:
Today, the B.C. government, police and ICBC marked the 40th anniversary of CounterAttack. Since CounterAttack began in 1977, alcohol-related fatalities have decreased from over 300 per year to an average of 65 related deaths*. Yet the sobering truth is that impaired driving still remains a top contributing factor for fatal crashes in B.C.
The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada's tourism industry, and have become the standard of excellence for industry businesses and organizations. The following BC tourism and hospitality businesses and employees have been named the winners of this year's Canadian Tourism Awards, having gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travellers in Canada. The Tourism HR Tourism Employee of the Year Award
Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Medical Services Plan (MSP) premium rates and the Regular Premium Assistance program will be changing. This information may be important to you if you are a Group Plan Administrator for your company’s health plan. Changes include:
Vancouver, BC – go2HR, BC's tourism human resource association, is pleased to become certified by the Certificate of Recognition Program (COR).
On November 2, three teams of post-secondary students from the Thompson Okanagan region competed in the Winning Pitch regional competition. The Winning Pitch, hosted by go2HR, is a case competition where post-secondary students apply their strategic thinking to come up with a new tourism business or service idea based on a local, realistic scenario to support the destination development in each host region.
The Prep Cook Certificate program has been developed for individuals who have a passion and commitment to the food service and culinary industry. The program is well suited to individuals who can benefit from formal training, while acquiring a credential in support their personal and professional career goals. The program also affords individuals the opportunity to assess whether apprenticeship programming may be of interest to them in the future.
The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in the province. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of BC’s entrepreneurs and celebrate the contributions new and existing businesses registered in BC, with fewer than 50 employees, make to their local communities and the global economy.
Vancouver, BC - go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to share that the 2018 WorkSafeBC Base Rates will reduce for most tourism and hospitality sectors. The preliminary base rates were announced today on the WorkSafeBC website. “This is great news for our industry,” says Arlene Keis, CEO of go2HR. “These are substantial decreases - some up to 19%. We look forward to continuing to work with WorkSafeBC and our industry on ongoing education on effective injury prevention and management practices."
The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada's tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travellers in Canada. The Canadian Tourism Awards have become the standard of excellence for businesses and organizations in the travel industry, showcasing the nation's best tourism products, services and experiences.

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