As the 2021 conference, now called the B.C. Tourism and Hospitality Conference, moves online on Monday, a series of speakers and panels is expected to tackle topics from inclusion and reconciliation to sustainability and mental health. But the focus will undoubtably be on reviving one of the industries hardest hit by the pandemic.
“There’s probably no other sector of the B.C. economy that has been more impacted by the COVID crisis,” said Jock Finlayson, senior policy advisor with the Business Council of B.C. “It has been a devastating 12 months for tourism operators. Many are struggling to see their way through.”