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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 […]


‘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 […]


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 […]