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Join us in Prince George and Cranbrook! October 11th and 15th

Hoteliers & Lodging Operators are invited to join James Chase, President & CEO of the BC Hotel Association for a presentation on recent activities and initiatives of the BCHA. Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm Location: Prince George, Coast Inn of the North Cost: Complimentary (up to two representatives from each property) This presentation is […]

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Wage Survey Deadline Extended to October 4th

The BC Hotel Association is working with go2HR to conduct a wage survey. This type of comprehensive wage study hasn’t been completed in a number of years and will provide insights into the average wages for key staff positions in the hotel industry. In order to protect confidentiality of your data, the survey is being conducted […]

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Released today: Roadmap to a Modern Framework for Regulating Airbnb

Today, the British Columbia Hotel Association in partnership with the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), released best practice guidelines for regulating short-term rentals. Governments at all levels are grappling with the implications of the growing short-term rental industry and platforms like Airbnb. The paper, “Developing a Modern Approach to Short-Term Rentals in a Digital Economy,” gives […]

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BC Hotel Association Housekeeping Award Recipients Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural BC Hotel Association Housekeeping Awards. These properties have demonstrated excellence in cleanliness with housekeeping staff that consistently exceed guest experience expectations. The properties selected met the stringent criteria established by the awards committee. We received an overwhelming number of entries and are thrilled that properties […]

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BCHA Celebrates 100 Years

The BC Hotel Association (BCHA) was established on April 9th, 1917. While the details of our very early years are not as concrete, the impact that our organization and our members have had across the province is clear. Formed following the first convention of the Hotel Innkeeper’s Association of the Dominion of Canada in Winnipeg […]

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‘A level playing field’: Vancouver holds public hearing on Airbnb

Vancouverites had a chance to give their opinions on short-term rentals legislation proposed by the city at a public hearing Tuesday evening.  Under the proposal, which was announced in the summer, homeowners and renters would only be allowed to list their primary residences on sites like Airbnb for a licensing fee of $49 each year, plus a one-time application […]

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Host with Multiple Entire-Home Units Key Driver of Airbnb Growth: Study

Study examines short-term rental market in comparison to Canada’s hotel sector with a spotlight on Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) September 27, 2017 – The British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA), in partnership with the Hotel Association of Canada, has released a new study which demonstrates that commercial operators are growing exponentially, far outpacing […]

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