President & CEO of British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA) was 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, Ingrid is an industry powerhouse who has spent the past three decades directly contributing to the tourism sector across BC and Canada – indisputably making a positive impact through her leadership, ingenuity, and drive.

The award honours the accomplishments, professional expertise, and leadership of exceptional women who make indispensable contributions to the tourism sector.

"I am so grateful for our industry and honoured to be recognized in such a meaningful way," said Ingrid Jarrett, President, and CEO of the BC Hotel Association (BCHA). "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 BC Tourism Industry Conference are as follows:

Business Woman of the Year Award | Sponsored by Prince of Whales

Community Contribution & Impact | Sponsored by Tourism Richmond

DMO Professional Excellence | Sponsored by BC Regional Tourism Secretariat (BCRTS)

  • Tourism Richmond

Employees First | Sponsored by go2HR

Inclusive and Accessible Tourism Experience | Sponsored by Destination BC

Indigenous Operator or Experience | Sponsored by Indigenous Tourism BC and Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

Innovation | Sponsored by Tourism Innovation Lab

Remarkable Experience | Sponsored by BC Destination Management Organization Association (BCDMOA)

Sector Association Excellence Award | Sponsored by Acera Insurance

Sustainability Excellence | Sponsored by Nanaimo Airport

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