2017 BC Tourism Industry Awards Nominations Now Open

VANCOUVER – Destination BC and the Tourism Industry Association of BC are pleased to open the call for nominations for the 2017 BC Tourism Industry Awards.
These awards recognize excellence within BC's tourism industry from across the province. Recipients provide outstanding service, exemplify best business practices, innovative marketing and deliver tourism experiences that contribute to the success of BC’s tourism sector - which currently generates $14.6 billion in revenue for the provincial economy.
Five awards will be handed out at the Tourism Awards Gala, held during the BC Tourism Industry Conference. Award information and nomination forms can be found on the conference website. The submission deadline is January 9, 2017. 
The BC Tourism Industry Conference runs from February 22-24, 2017. The conference will offer a variety of keynote speakers, workshops and the Tourism Awards Gala which is on February 23. Conference registration will be open Friday, November 18, 2016.
Tourism is a critical part of BC’s economy. The industry is showing excellent growth and has huge opportunity ahead. BC’s international overnight visitors grew by 7.9% in 2015. Tourism supports nearly 19,000 businesses and 127,500 employees in B.C. and is a key sector in the BC Jobs Plan.
Media Contact:
Destination BC, Media Relations