Tourism Resources

Looking for information to help start or grow your existing tourism business? Review the latest tourism research, learn about funding and programs, connect with industry partners and much more. 

B.C.'s Tourism Strategy

In September 2015, Government announced an updated three-year strategy for the tourism sector to support the BC Jobs Plan commitment to grow tourism revenue and jobs, and showcase the important role tourism plays in many parts of our economy.

Tourism Research

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.

Tourism Planning Resources

A tourism plan provides a picture of the overall vision and economic goals of a destination, and provides a roadmap for the years ahead.

Value of Tourism

Tourism has great value to the Province's economy. It is one of the largest employers and one of the largest small business generators.

Tourism Marketing

In collaboration with stakeholders across the province, Destination BC coordinates tourism marketing at the international, provincial, regional and local levels.

Tourism Funding and Programs

There are a number of different funding sources available to support B.C.'s tourism sector.

Training & Finding Jobs in B.C.'s Tourism Sector

Tourism is a major jobs creator in B.C., supporting 127,500 jobs in 2014. This includes $7.1 billion in GDP (in 2007 constant dollars) contributed to B.C.'s economy and $4.3 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.

Upcoming Tourism Industry Events

Learn more about upcoming tourism conferences, workshops, and more here.

Destination BC

Whether you are an entrepreneur, looking to start a tourism business or a community or sector interested in tourism, Destination British Columbia provides information for you to consider before formulating your tourism plan. 

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