About

Partners in Tourism – TIP Society is a group of passionate and forward-thinking tourism professionals who have identified the importance of giving back to the tourism and hospitality industry as well as the local community.

The mission is to foster future generations of tourism and hospitality industry professionals.

B.C.’s tourism and hospitality sector is a thriving and integral part of the local economy, generating a total of $17 billion revenue in 2016 with current employment of 290,000. With increasing growth, this sector is experiencing a shortage of skilled workers and will require 110,000 new employees in the next 10 years.

The name Partners in Tourism – TIP Society was conceived with the notion that all parties, services, and offerings are related and contribute to the local tourism and hospitality industry; therefore, all parties are partners of the industry. With this in mind, the society will continue to raise funds to support our future generations and grow B.C.’s economy through educational bursaries and opportunities for professional development within the wide-reaching industry.

Over the past decade, the society has provided funding of special projects including the purchasing of culinary equipment, professional development, and financial assistance to hospitality students in excess of $550,000!

2017 Board

Michael Pye – (formerly at) Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
James Terry – James Terry Inc.
Peggie Terry – Where Vancouver
Norm Mastalir – Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Doug Cucheron – Treasurer
Sheron Empey – Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Dennis Green – go2hr