BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards nominations open

VANCOUVER—It's time for tourism and hospitality stars to shine in British Columbia. Presented by the Tourism Industry Association of BC and the BC Hotel Association, the 2014 BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards are now open for nominations.

VANCOUVER—It's time for tourism and hospitality stars to shine in British Columbia. Presented by the Tourism Industry Association of BC and the BC Hotel Association, the 2014 BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards are now open for nominations.

“The BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards recognize businesses and individual leaders whose considerable achievements contribute to one of British Columbia's most important economic drivers,” Christine Willow, chair of the Tourism Industry Association of BC, said in a release. “We have some outstanding talent in BC's tourism and hospitality industry and they deserve the spotlight.”

Award categories include Tourism & Hospitality Business of the Year; Tourism & Hospitality Leader of the Year; Employees First Award; Outstanding Customer Service; Best Tourism & Hospitality Media Coverage; Best Tourism & Hospitality Marketing Campaign; Best Technology Innovation in Tourism & Hospitality; and BC Destination Marketing Organization Association Professional Excellence Award.

Winners will be announced at the BC Tourism and Hospitality Industry Awards gala on Nov. 4, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The gala wraps up the two-day BC Tourism & Hospitality Summit and CONNECT Food+Drink+Lodging Show.