Tourism Bc

Breaking Down TOIFA Vancouver: Was It Worth It?

Shachi Kurl | Posted 06.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

Everybody had a good time at the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), but that wasn't the real reason the Clark government cut an $11 million cheque to bring TOIFA to Vancouver. She argued it was an investment for a future economic payday. Critics argued it was to give her a platform to woo South Asian voters before B.C.'s May election. The B.C. Liberals viewed TOIFA as a box of ladoos (Indian sweets) they could deliver to hungry ethnic voters. Instead, it turned into a political grenade in their hands.

B.C. Tourism Gets Sucker-Punched

CBC | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Visits to B.C. by U.S. tourists are down by more than a third over the past several years, according to a report from a Vancouver research group. ...

Clark's Big Tourism Move

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark has announced the creation of a Crown corporation called Destination BC to promote tourism in the province.She says ...

I Did Not Upstage B.C. Liberals: Dix

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C. Opposition New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix denies his party is upstaging the Liberal government in connection to a tourism-related anno...

BC Won't MArjket Gay Tourism To China

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - British Columbia businesses must not promote gay tourism, casinos and gambling if they want the help of the provincial government in attra...