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The British Columbia & Yukon Hotels' Association

Mr. Ashley Haslett was appointed Communications Manager of The British Columbia & Yukon Hotels' Association in 2004. Haslett is responsible for media relations as well as communicating matters of policy to hoteliers, industry partners, and government. "Ashley is an experienced communications and government relations professional," says James Chase, Chief Executive Officer of the BCYHA. "Having worked for government in three different jurisdictions, he brings with him a wealth of experience and we welcome him at a very exciting time forour organization."

Prior to joining the BCYHA, Haslett served as a Constituency Assistant for Vancouver- Burrard MLA Lorne Mayencourt, was a Ministerial Advisor for the South Australia Government, and was an Executive Assistant for the Minister of Health, Government of Manitoba. His government and public relations experience will serve the BCYHA members well in this new position.

Headquartered in Vancouver, the BCYHA is dedicated to improving and growing the tourism and hospitality industry within British Columbia and the Yukon. With 580 hotel members and nearly 200 affiliate members, it represents an industry with revenue in excess of $3.1 billion, 48,000 rooms and more than 45,000 employees. A significant component of BC's $9.3 billion tourism trade with member representation in almost every community throughout BC and the Yukon gives the association a strong voice at all levels of government. BCYHA members have invested heavily into their communities and as a result, are integral partners in steering the future development of the province and territory.

Contact: James Chase
Chief Executive Officer
BC & Yukon Hotels' Association
200, 948 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1N9
Telephone: (604) 681-7164
Toll Free: 1-800-663-3153
Facsimile: (604) 681-7649
Toll Free Fax: 1-866-220-2032
E-Mail: hotel@bcyha.com

Purpose: The purpose of our association is to enhance the financial viability of our members in the accommodation and hospitality industry through initiatives in government relations, marketing, education, training, technology, and the promotion of excellence, professionalism and social responsibility.

The BCYHA is a trade association with over 570 member hotels and 200 member affiliates. BCYHA is committed to the advancement and continued improvement of the lodging industry in British Columbia and the Yukon.

- over 48,000 rooms strong and growing, the BCYHA represents an industry with more than 35,000 employees.

- a strong industry association with representation from all areas of the Province and Yukon Territory on its Board of Directors.

- a vital communications network between other hoteliers throughout the Province, Yukon Territory and Canada.  BCYHA staff and executive members maintain regular liaison with the Hotel Association of Canada and other provincial associations on matters pertaining to our industry.

Tourism Growth: BCYHA works closely with the Ministry of Tourism and related groups to build an even larger tourism industry in B.C.