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Around the globe, tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors. This growth means tourism is also one of the most competitive industries. The province's tourism strategy will ensure British Columbia can compete and is poised for continued growth.
This section will provide you with links to research on various aspects of the tourism industry. Use it to inform your business plans, tourism development projects and marketing activities.
A tourism plan provides a picture of the overall vision and economic goals of a destination, and provides a roadmap for the years ahead.
Tourism has great value to the Provincial economy. It is one of the largest employers and one of the largest small business generators.
In collaboration with stakeholders across the province, Destination BC coordinates tourism marketing at the international, provincial, regional and local levels.
There are a number of different funding sources available to support B.C.'s tourism sector.
Tourism is a major jobs creator in B.C., supporting 127,700 jobs in 2015. This includes $7.4 billion in GDP (in 2007 constant dollars) contributed to B.C.'s economy and $4.5 billion in tourism wages and salaries.
There are many different jobs available in the tourism sector. Use these resources to find tourism jobs and access job-related advice.