Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) will be hosting a weekly call, for the foreseeable future for our Stakeholders. ITBC is working weekly with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Destination BC and Federal officials to gather information on new developments as they relate to tourism and provide industry with accurate and relevant updates.
With COVID-19 being top of mind for us all right now, the weekly call shares the latest developments and our pertinent information sources as we all work through the Response Phase and get to the Recovery Phase.
Questions can be sent to [email protected]
The call will be approximately 45 minutes with Q & A time.
The next call is scheduled for Wednesday April 1, 2020 at 10am.
We will record the webinar and have available on our website for you to view at your convenience. Our team is working to assist the Indigenous tourism industry in BC to work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.
Indigenous Tourism BC aligns with Destination BC in their recovery campaign for the tourism industry in three phases:
Additional information about the campaign can be found at Destination BC’s website.
How will ITBC navigate these uncertain times with the Stakeholders?
Indigenous Tourism BC is recommending the following to support the Indigenous tourism industry in BC to manage the uncertainty and financial loss due to COVID-19.
Our team is working hard to minimize impacts and connecting with Governments and industry during this crisis.
We want to hear from you. If you have questions or concerns about the impact of COVID-19, please email the ITBC leadership team.
Paula Amos, Chief Marketing & Development Officer at [email protected]
Tewanee Joseph, Chief Partnership & Governance Officer at [email protected]
Henry Tso, Chief Financial Officer at [email protected]
The following questions came up during the March 25 call. We will list questions and answers to our weekly call updates and post a Q&A sheet that summarizes all questions from our Stakeholders in the near future.
Q – How do we properly clean our accommodations?
A – Destination BC’s corporate website has great online resources that all tourism partners should check out. The Hotel Association of Canada has information for Hoteliers @ http://www.hotelassociation.ca/coronavirus/.
Q – Is there a plan in place to reconnect with Stakeholders on updating the information?
A – Yes, we recommend that all of our Stakeholders fill out our ITBC Stakeholder COVID-19 Response survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ITBCCOVID19. In April we will conduct another survey on how our Stakeholders are being effected.
Q – Is ITBC providing workshops during the response phase? For example social media and marketing?
A – The ITBC team will be hosting a series of webinars and one-on-one mentorship during this difficult time. Additional information will be sent out on Friday April 3, 2020.