We have fantastic news that will greatly benefit your recruitment efforts during the ongoing workforce crisis. The British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA) has successfully advocated for significant changes to the Francophone Mobility Program, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share them with you. Let's break it down in simple terms:
In the journey towards sustainable operations, hotel operators play a vital role in reducing environmental impact and promoting responsible practices. The British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA) recognizes this and has developed a comprehensive Sustainability Playbook to guide hotels through the process. In this blog post, we will explore Step 3 of the playbook, which focuses on creating a sustainability action plan. By following this step, you can develop a roadmap that sets clear goals, outlines actions, and assigns responsibilities to drive sustainability within your hotel.
Welcome back to our series on sustainable practices for British Columbia Hotels! In Step 1, we discussed the importance of engaging your team in the journey towards sustainability. Now, let's dive into Step 2 - measuring your baseline. By understanding where you currently stand in terms of sustainability, you can set informed goals and take targeted actions to improve your hotel's environmental and social performance.
Embracing sustainability as a hotel operator is not only beneficial for the environment but also for your business. By taking steps towards sustainability, you can attract eco-conscious guests, reduce operational costs, and contribute to a greener future. The first crucial step on this journey is to engage your team. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of creating a Green Team and how it can lead you towards a successful sustainability action plan.
In today's rapidly changing hospitality landscape, sustainability has emerged as a key driver of success for hotels. Not only does it contribute to a healthier planet, but it also presents significant opportunities to increase your bottom line and market to the growing group of sustainability-driven travellers. By adopting sustainable practices, hotels can attract eco-conscious guests, reduce operating costs, and enhance their brand reputation. Let’s explore some of the easiest ways for hotels to maximize their profitability through the adoption of sustainability initiatives.
The province’s Future Ready Action Plan was been announced on May 9 by Premier David Eby, Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills Minister Selina Robinson, and Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation Minister Brenda Bailey.
Dear BC Accommodation industry,
Last week, we witnessed the return of the BCHA Summit after a four-year hiatus, and we could not be prouder of the strength and unity of our industry that was demonstrated by your participation. We are truly grateful for all of you who joined us and made the event a success.
Seeing so many of you reconnecting in person, meeting with suppliers and sponsors, and feeling a sense of community was a joyous experience for us all. It was heartening to witness our connections and hotel community thrive throughout the event.
Kelowna, BC (May 3, 2023): The winners of the 2023 BC Hotel Association Awards of Excellence were announced on May 2, 2023, during the Summit Spring Fling—an event that marked the culmination of the 2023 BCHA Summit, held from May 1-2, 2023, at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna. The awards ceremony celebrated exceptional accomplishments in British Columbia's accommodation sector and highlighted the remarkable strength and talent of the industry.
The BCHA Summit Spring Fling was an eagerly awaited occasion that brought together more than 200 industry leaders and influencers for a memorable evening of celebration. The event was graced by the presence of the Honourable Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport, who presented all seven awards to the deserving winners and gave a powerful speech on the resilience and strength of the hospitality sector. Also among the esteemed guests were Mayor Tom Dyas, Mayor of Kelowna, and Kelowna City Councillor, Maxine DeHart. The crowd was entertained by the outstanding comedy performance of MC CJ Wilkins, while Okanagan-inspired cuisine added flavor to the night. The talented Andrew Johns and the Yellow Brick Road Experience kept the energy high, and had guests dancing with their lively performance, making the evening truly unforgettable.
The winners and finalists for the 2023 BC Hotel Association Awards of Excellence are as follows:
"We are thrilled to celebrate the winners of the 2023 BCHA Awards of Excellence," said Ingrid Jarrett, President and CEO of the BC Hotel Association (BCHA). "Their commitment to excellence, innovation, and the overall advancement of our industry has elevated the standard for the provincial accommodation sector. We are delighted to recognize their outstanding contributions and thank both the winners and all nominees for their integral role in making hotels in British Columbia such phenomenal places to work, visit, and enjoy.”
Learn more about this annual event designed to celebrate and drive success in BC's hospitality sector by visiting www.bchasummit.com.
About the BC Hotel Association
The British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA) is a non-profit organization that has advocated for the best interests of the province’s accommodation sector since 1917. Working closely with over 750 members, partner organizations, and all levels of government, the BCHA champions solutions to issues that affect the successful operations of accommodation businesses including the workforce shortage, labour mobility, the impact of short-term vacation rentals, and more. Through advocacy, education, and communication the BCHA promotes responsible and safe hospitality practices and drives economic, social, and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit www.bcha.com.
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