Ingrid Jarrett Named Business Woman of the Year by Tourism Industry Association of BC

VICTORIA — Ingrid Jarrett, president and CEO of the British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA), has been recognized as the Business Woman of the Year at the BC Tourism Industry Conference earlier this month.

The first-ever female president and CEO of the BCHA, Jarrett is an industry powerhouse who has spent the past three decades directly contributing to the tourism sector across B.C. and Canada and making a positive impact through her leadership, ingenuity and drive.

“I’m so grateful for our industry, and honoured to be recognized in such a meaningful way,” says Jarrett. “None of my achievements would be possible without our amazing team at BCHA and our incredible board of directors.”

The full list of winners from the conferences are as follows:

Business Woman of the Year Award, sponsored by Prince of Whales

  • Ingrid Jarrett, BCHA

Community Contribution & Impact, sponsored by Tourism Richmond

  • Prince of Whales Whale Watching

DMO Professional Excellence, sponsored by BC Regional Tourism Secretariat (BCRTS)

  • Tourism Richmond

Employees First, sponsored by go2HR

  • GolfBC Group

Inclusive and Accessible Tourism Experience, sponsored by Destination BC

  • Vancouver Aquarium

Indigenous Operator or Experience, sponsored by Indigenous Tourism BC and Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC)

  • Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Innovation, sponsored by Tourism Innovation Lab

  • Tourism New Westminster

Remarkable Experience, sponsored by BC Destination Management Organization Association (BCDMOA)

  • Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

Sector Association Excellence Award, sponsored by Acera Insurance

  • Sport Fishing Institute of BC

Sustainability Excellence, sponsored by Nanaimo Airport

  • 40 Knots Vineyard & Estates Winery Inc


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