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A Good Laugh

Laugh Out Loud Funny Nominations

The Vancouver Tourism Awards receives more than 200 nominations every month from visitors and locals who have received amazing service. We read over every single one, and without fail, they impress us with their warmth and sincerity. But once in … read more

Vancouver Touirsm Sutdent Award recipient Frances Aeng

Vancouver Tourism Student Award

  The Vancouver Tourism Student Award is presented each year to a Capilano University student enrolled in a tourism or outdoor recreation-related program. This $1000 scholarship is intended to assist a student who demonstrates an exceptional sense of service, caring … read more

Estrella, Clint, Susan, and Jaci accept gifts for their outstanding teamwork at the Awards Ceremony

The Power of Teamwork

By: Alisa Dalhuisen As you may know, a Vancouver Tourism Award is most often awarded to one outstanding individual in our city each month. However, nomination ballots do not always read just one person’s name. In some cases, an entire … read more

Norman Stowe at the 1st Annual Vancouver Tourism Awards Gala in 1990.

Past Galas

By Brianna Prasloski As the 24th Annual Gala Awards Breakfast approaches, we here at the Vancouver Tourism Awards have been reminiscing about past galas. The very first awards breakfast took place on October 10th, 1990 at the Holiday Inn Downtown. … read more

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Lost & Found

By Brianna Prasloski We’ve all been there – that awful feeling you get when you’ve lost something important. Luckily, Vancouver has some amazing customer service providers to help in our search efforts. Check out these two stories of truly excellent … read more

Your Kind Words

Your Kind Words

By: Alisa Dalhuisen It’s without a doubt that every nomination we receive at the Vancouver Tourism Awards is packed with sincere gratitude. Some visitors like to sum up their experiences in a few expressive phrases, while others take time to … read more

Jerry Gosling receives the first Vancouver Tourism Award from Mayor Gordon Campbell

Our First Winner

By: Alisa Dalhuisen It was early morning on June 24, 1989, when two visitors from Capetown, South Africa met Jerry Gosling, a BC Transit bus driver. They were exhausted from an overnight trip when they stepped onto Jerry’s Fourth Avenue bus. Jerry explained … read more

Vancouver Aquarium winners Mike VanderHeide and Alexis Scigliano with Councillor Elizabeth Ball

Back to Back Wins

By: Alisa Dalhuisen April was an exciting month as we recently awarded two Vancouver Aquarium employees with back to back wins (January and February) for a Vancouver Tourism Award. Read their amazing nomination stories here. How often are two monthly … read more

Happy Holidays from the Vancouver Tourism Awards

Happy Holidays from the Vancouver Tourism Awards!

Thank You, Donors!

On Friday October 28, the 22nd Annual Vancouver Tourism Awards Gala Breakfast took place at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel.  Over 650 members of the travel and hospitality industry were treated to an inspiring and, not to mention, hilarious … read more

NEW WorldHost Training Services Website and WorldHost e-News

It is with great excitement that one of our sponsors, WorldHost® Training Services, announces the launch of the new WorldHost® Training Services website:  www.worldhosttraining.com.  The website was officially launched at the BC Tourism Industry Conference late October in Victoria. The … read more

Vancouver Tourism Awards featured in InnFocus magazine

We’re pleased to have been featured in the Spring 2011 issue of InnFocus, the official magazine of the BC Hotel Association.  Special thanks to Debbie Minke for the awesome write up. Click the link above and check us out on … read more