Tourism Task Force

The Future of Travel: Positioning B.C. to Accelerate Recovery and Growth

On Sept. 18, 2020, Government appointed 11 business and industry leaders to a Tourism Task Force focused on identifying actions to help B.C.’s tourism industry recover from the impacts of the pandemic and put the industry on a path toward long-term growth. The task force was formed as part of StrongerBC, British Columbia’s economic recovery plan.

Over a period of almost three months, members of the task force gathered information on best practices from other jurisdictions and analyzed the impact of existing provincial and federal relief programs. The task force also held targeted consultations through a series of regional and topic-specific stakeholder roundtables and received presentations from 12 tourism experts.

On Dec. 9, 2020, the task force presented its Final Report to the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport with a series of recommendations to support businesses, the labour force, and maintain confidence in travelers and communities.

Read the Task Force’s Final Report here.

For more information:

Read the news release announcing the Tourism Task Force here

Read member biographies here

Read the Terms of Reference here