With so much information about the COVID-19 crisis, it can be very confusing. Most if not all businesses in the tourism industry are feeling the impacts from the unprecedented quarantine measures imposed by governments around the world to deal with the crisis. How businesses will recover is anyone’s guess, but aid and stimulus packages are being announced at both the provincial and federal levels. Here are a few useful links for businesses looking for help as well as support for staff whose jobs may be affected.
Federal programs and updates:
Provincial programs and updates:
All BC tourism industry stakeholders should also refer to the latest updates from the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) and Destination BC.
Health authorities have been clear to avoid all non-essential travel and to practice social distancing and elevated personal hygiene when in the presence of other people. This message should be applied consistently by all members of the tourism industry. Businesses can refer their customers to the following link
If we all work together, we will get through this and demonstrate the resilience of the tourism sector.