Kingfisher finalist for Business of the Year award

The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa has been recognized as an industry leader by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.

The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa has been recognized as an industry leader by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.

The Business of the Year Award recognizes overall strength and long-term viability of strategies, commitment to visitor satisfaction, growth and innovation, contribution to tourism, and commitment to human resource development.

The Kingfisher is renowned for its stunning location and the Pacific Mist Hydropath. Over the past year, it has realized an annual revenue growth of $3 million, an annual increased occupancy from 50 to 85 per cent, and an annual decrease in resort wide expenses by almost $5 million.

“Teamwork may not seem like a new and exciting innovation for success in a hospitality business today, but based on the past year’s performance at the Kingfisher, it is impossible to ignore that teamwork is the innovation behind our phenomenal success,” says Natasha Richardson, general manager. “When people come together and set aside their individual needs for the good of the whole, they can accomplish what might have looked impossible on paper.”

The award winner will be named Dec. 3 at the Canadian Tourism Association Gala in Ottawa.

 

Just Posted

Food bank filling a need in Black Creek

“Massive pocket” of people using the Black Creek Bread of Life Food Bank

Bike helmets, tools donated to Santa’s Workshop

Cross Canada Cycle Touring Society and Canadian Tire embraced the season of giving

Annual labyrinth walk welcomes the festive celebration of lights season

Take a break from the commercial activity of the holiday season and… Continue reading

Strong winds to hit B.C.’s south coast

Western regions may see winds of up to 80 km/hr

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

Canadian detained in China, not clear if related to two other detentions

Reports suggest the person is not a diplomat or entrepreneur doing business in China.

Trudeau sees 2019 election as choice between positive Liberals, divisive Tories

Trudeau is drawing much the same battle lines that propelled the Liberals to a come-from-behind victory in 2015

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla, Highway 3

Make sure to equip winter tires if travelling

Lightning top Canucks 5-2 in feisty battle

NHL’s No. 1 team too much for Vancouver

Bear cubs try to take Vancouver Island woman’s Christmas cookies

Incident happened in the early-morning hours today, Dec. 18, in Nanaimo

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

Most Read