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Press Releases

We invite you to peruse the latest news from Tourism Victoria.


May 5, 2017: Mr. Floatie to retire today in Seattle  

April 28, 2017: Tourism Victoria 2017 AGM and award winners 

April 11, 2017:  LGBTQ ad-campaign ‘Love is Welcome Here' wins gold at Hermes Awards

March 31, 2017: Tourism Victoria's new CMO brings international marketing expertise

March 14, 2017: Flower count wraps up; Colwood named Bloomingest Community 

February 21, 2017: Victoria hosts BC Tourism Industry

February 20, 2017: Flower count kicks off March 6 

February 6, 2017:  Feb. 16 gala kicks off Dine Around

February 2, 2017: Victoria, Saskatoon and St. John's collaborate to boost tourism

January 31, 2017: Final numbers confirm tourism terrific in 2016


December 22, 2016 Tourism Victoria announces 2017 Board of Directors

December 2, 2016 Victoria tourism operators win national awards

November 25, 2016 Tourism Victoria announces Dennis Turpin, Sales Manager, Business Events Victoria

November 24, 2016 Major travel business conference awarded to Victoria

October 20, 2016 Victoria's tourism sector receives high-profile global accolade

October 12, 2016 New direction for major events in Victoria

October 1, 2016 Canada's haunted capital gets dressed up for October

September 12, 2016 Tourism Victoria announces Miranda Ji as Director of Sales, Victoria Conference Centre and Business Events Victoria

July 11, 2016 Historic agreement finalized between City of Victoria and Tourism Victoria

May 29, 2016 Unexpected stories part of Tourism Week celebrations

May 16, 2016 Artishow 2016 animates Victoria with displays of fine art

April 22, 2016 Tourism Victoria award winners announced at AGM

April 4, 2016  Tourism Victoria promotes Idea Capital to meeting planners in Ontario

January 14, 2016 Tourism Victoria Announces 2016 Board of Directors 

January 8, 2016 Southern Gulf Islands Makes New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2016 


December 30, 2015  Destination and Victoria Conference Centre Results Show Incredible Growth

November 24, 2015 Destination Partnerships Earn International Awards 

November 19, 2015 Historic Agreement Reached Between City of Victoria and Tourism Industry

November 9, 2015 Quarter Three Results Confirm Strong Summer for Tourism

October 23, 2015 One of Canada's Top Researchers to Help Bring Local Tourism Industry to New Heights

October 14, 2015 Living Portraits Part of Halloween Collaboration Inviting Visitors to B.C.'s Haunted Capital 

October 8, 2015  Tourism Victoria and Partners Increase Trade Show Appointments on China Sales Mission by Ten Per Cent

September 15, 2015 Victoria, B.C. in Top Thirty Friendliest Cities in the World 

September 10, 2015 Rogers Hometown Hockey to Hit Victoria's Inner Harbour 

August 12, 2015 Quarter Two Results Show Incredible Growth and Economic Impact for Local Community 

June 15, 2015 Tourism Victoria Invests in Future, Honours Hospitality Management Graduate with Award 

May 22, 2015 Tourism Victoria Congratulates Federal Government and Canadian Tourism Commission on Connecting America  

May 14, 2015  Online Travel Auction Supports Sales & Marketing Initiatives

May 11, 2015 Quarter One Results Show Growth in Business for Greater Victoria 

May 4, 2015  Painting the Inner Harbour in Culture and Colour with ARTISHOW 2015

April 2, 2015 Tourism Victoria Leads Industry with New Campaign in San Francisco

March 26, 2015 Victoria Honoured as #4 Destination in Canada in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards

March 17, 2015 Victoria Blooms as Garden Destination of the Year 

March 13, 2015 Tourism Victoria Congratulates City on Purchase of 812 Wharf Street 

February 27, 2015 January Sees Double Digit Growth 

February 18, 2015 Dine Around & Stay in Town February 20 to March 9, 2015 

February 6, 2015 Tourism Victoria Celebrates Growth in 2014 Business Results 

January 26, 2015 Tourism Victoria, Victoria Conference Centre and Hotels Rally Under Shared Brand    


December 30, 2014 Year-to-Date Results Show Continued Strong Tourism Growth 

November 27, 2014 Two Local Businesses Win National Tourism Awards 

November 26, 2014 Tourism Victoria's Media Relations Earns International Award 

November 13, 2014  Tourism Victoria Celebrates with results round up

October 16, 2014 Tourism Victoria Names BC Hospitality Foundation as First Official Charitable Partner

October 8, 2014 Tourism Victoria and Partners Lead Industry with Close to 1,000 Calls on China Sales Mission 

September 30, 2014 Summer Tourism Numbers Show Red Hot Results 

September 11, 2014 New Destination Video Strikes A Chord With Visitors and Locals Alike 

September 9, 2014 Tourism Victoria Wins BCAMA Marketer of the Year 

July 9, 2014 Greater Victoria's Starring Role in The Amazing Race Canada

August 6, 2014  Victoria, B.C. in top three friendliest cities in the world


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