Tourism Vancouver names BC Hospitality Foundation

 as first official charitable partner  

Vancouver, BC (August 9, 2013): The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is pleased to announce that Tourism Vancouver has chosen the BCHF as its first official charitable partner. Tourism Vancouver will provide access to various marketing channels and work with the Foundation to find new and innovative ways to enhance its profile within the tourism industry.


In keeping with its new charity policy, Tourism Vancouver’s support of the foundation and future charitable initiatives is designed to create a more vibrant and diverse community for those who live and visit the city.


Walt Judas, vice president, Marketing Communications, Member Services & Sport, said, “Tourism Vancouver is proud to be working with the BC Hospitality Foundation as our inaugural official charitable partner. The mandate of the BCHF is closely aligned with our new charity policy which focuses on philanthropic endeavours that support the growth and diversity of the region’s tourism industry. We look forward to promoting the efforts of the foundation and providing assistance in spreading the word about the important work that they do.”


Alan Sacks, executive director of the BCHF added, “We are thrilled to be the first official charitable partner of Tourism Vancouver and to have the support of such a progressive community-based organization.”


The BC Hospitality Foundation offers assistance to individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with financial crises arising from health or medical conditions.


Tourism Vancouver’s focus is on building exceptional customer relationships with meeting planners, travel influencers, travel media and independent tourists. The organization’s brand essence is about “exceeding expectations.”


Tourism Vancouver Contact:

Amber Sessions, manager, Travel & Trade Media Relations

604.631.2870 or via email at