British Columbia’s Regional Tourism Secretariat Supports Minister’s Strategic Framework

Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueum and Squamish Territory (Vancouver, BC)

Members of the BC Regional Tourism Secretariat were present as the Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Lisa Beare unveiled the new strategic framework for tourism in BC at the annual tourism industry conference in Vancouver.

On behalf of the BC Regional Tourism Secretariat, representing each of the Provinces’ Tourism Regions, we could not be more proud with the bold leadership and direction outlined in this strategic framework for tourism by Minister Beare today,” shared Secretariat Chair, Glenn Mandziuk, CEO of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. “This bold new strategy presents a blueprint for the Province’s future, clearly articulating a responsible and sustainable approach to the advancement of tourism which respects and recognizes people, culture and our environment as the critical path to success.”

Putting people, culture and environment at the heart of tourism are principals strongly supported by our members. The Secretariat looks forward to supporting implementation of this transformative strategy with industry and staff across government ministries.

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About British Columbia’s Regional Tourism Secretariat: British Columbia’s Regional Tourism Secretariat is a coalition of industry-led, not-for-profit organizations that provide a trusted voice for businesses, communities and residents. Consisting of the five regional tourism organizations, the goal of Secretariat is to put people and communities at the heart of BC’s tourism industry.

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association:
Glenn Mandziuk, CEO   E: ceo@totabc.com

Northern BC Tourism Association:
Clint Fraser, CEO  E: clint@nbctourism.com

Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association:
Kathy Cooper, CEO  E: kathy@kootenayrockies.com

Tourism Association of Vancouver Island:
Anthony Everett, CEO   E: anthony@tourismvi.ca

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association:
Amy Thacker, CEO  E: amy@landwithoutlimits.com

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