From May 27 to June 2, 2018, Destination BC, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, go2HR, and the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) invite stakeholders from every community to celebrate Tourism Week and acknowledge the operators, employees, suppliers, destination marketing organizations, and others who contribute to the industry. This initiative is part of a concerted effort to showcase local tourism products and experiences and demonstrate that #BCTourismMatters. Tourism touches every part of our province and has become a leading business sector, contributing $17 billion in revenue to the provincial economy in 2016. The BC visitor economy comprises more than 19,000 tourism-related businesses that employ more than 133,100 people. Here are some hands-on ways to celebrate the power of tourism in your community.