World Tourism Day

Learn more about our World Tourism Day events!

Over the past three years, our chapter has been hosting tourism industry panels to celebrate World Tourism Day. Co-hosted by Capilano University’s Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Student and Outdoor Recreation (TRECSA), this annual event gives students an opportunity to build connections with industry professionals and learn from their experiences in tourism.

World Tourism Day 2018

In 2018, the theme was Tourism and the Digital Transformation. Our panel included guest speakers from Destination BC, Landsea Tours, Grouse Mountain, and InterVISTAS Consulting. On that day we also released our first ever podcast episode featuring Bjorn Harvold, the Co-Founder and CTO of Travelkoin and Traveliko.

World Tourism Day 2021

The theme for the 2021 event was based on Tourism for Inclusive Growth. The panel discussion was adapted into a webinar with guest speaker speakers from YVR Airport, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Colour the Trails, and LGBTQ+ Travel Consultancy.

World Tourism Day 2019

Based on the theme Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All, the 2019 panel featured guest speakers from TravDek, the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation, go2HR, Accent Inns and Hotel Zed. The event had more than 220 students in attendance.

World Tourism Day 2020

In 2020, our event was successfully adapted into a webinar. Industry leaders from Tourism Vancouver, Talaysay Tours, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, and the Jordan Tourism Board in North America discussed the theme of Tourism and Rural Development.