The B.C. Tourism Resiliency Network is available to support the 19,000 tourism-related businesses in the province and is delivered through B.C.’s regional destination management organizations.
These organizations have extensive knowledge of the tourism sector and local challenges, and strong relationships with tourism operators. The network was supported through an additional $600,000 from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and culture.
- To date, over 1,192 tourism businesses have registered in the BC Tourism Resiliency Network, with more registering each week.
- The network is a provincewide expansion of the Vancouver Island Coastal Tourism Resiliency Program, funded in partnership with Island Coastal Economic Trust.
- Western Economic Diversification Canada has provided $1 million for the BC Tourism Resiliency Network. Canada’s regional development agencies work closely with businesses and innovators in their regions to fuel economic growth.
- In 2018, tourism generated $20.5 billion in revenues in B.C.
- The tourism industry creates well-paying jobs for over 161,500 British Columbians.
- B.C. is a top destination for visitors from around the world, welcoming 6.2 million international visitors in 2019.
To register for the BC Tourism Resiliency Network, visit: www.tourismresiliency.ca