2019 BC Tourism Industry Awards
Nominations for the 2020 Awards will open in late 2019 (or early 2020)
The BC Tourism Industry Awards recognize excellence in the province’s tourism industry. Recipients provide outstanding service, exemplify best business practices, innovative marketing and deliver tourism experiences that contribute to the success of BC’s tourism industry – which currently generates $14.6 billion in revenue for the province’s economy.
To view past award winners, click here.
Recognize a special tourism industry individual or organization by nominating them in one of the six award categories below. Help us recognize the best of the best in BC’s tourism industry!
Employees First Award
This award recognizes a British Columbia tourism industry employer who has upheld high standards of excellence in human resources and people management practices.
Winner: Accent Inns
Go RVing Canada Customer Service Award
This award recognizes frontline employees whose exceptional customer service contributed to outstanding travel experiences for visitors.
Winner: Jan Dobbener, Quail’s Gate
This award recognizes an individual, organization or consortium that has devised and implemented an outstanding marketing campaign or initiative that is directed at increasing the number of visitors to or within British Columbia.
Winner: Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association of BC and Fishing BC
Remarkable Experience Award
This award recognizes a British Columbia tourism business or organization that has developed, delivered, promoted and sold a new or improved tourism product or experience that reflects the essence of British Columbia and contributes to a remarkable visitor experience. Festivals/events, adventure/outdoor, food and beverage, cultural/ heritage, urban/rural and accommodation experiences may all be considered within this category.
Winner: CMH Summer Adventures
Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO) Professional Excellence Award
Recognizes community DMOs for outstanding performance, accountability and commitment to the tourism industry in British Columbia.
Winner: Tourism Kelowna
Indigenous Tourism Award
This category recognizes Indigenous tourism operations that demonstrate authenticity, cultivate a greater understanding of Indigenous culture, history and traditions, and contribute to the sustainability of the local Indigenous community.
Winner: Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Golf Course