A Pitt Meadows-based helicopter tour company was recognized by BC’s tourism and hospitality industry at an awards gala on Thursday, March 10 in Richmond.
SKY Helicopters Inc. has been nominated for the BC Tourism and Hospitality Innovation Award which recognizes an individual, organization or consortium that has developed, promoted and implemented an innovative product, initiative, customer service or tourism experience, or a marketing campaign – at any time during 2021.
They were shortlisted for the award along with Wine Growers British Columbia and Malahat SkyWalk on Vancouver Island winning the award.
George Lacny, Marketing Director of SKY Helicopters, explained that the award recognizes innovation in marketing and, in an online post, said it was an honor to be a finalist.
“Innovation can only take place in an environment that allows creativity to excel,” he wrote.
The BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards celebrate excellence, leadership and innovation within the province’s tourism and hospitality industry.
According to the industry website, hundreds of nominations were received for the nine categories.
The awards, which were presented at the 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Conference – a partnership between the Tourism Industry Association of BC and the BC Hotel Association – also recognized professional excellence, sustainability, hotelier of the year , employees first, community contribution and impact. , Business Woman of the Year, Accessibility, Indigenous Operator.
SKY Helicopters offers helicopter adventure tours, including mountain escape tours, city tours, flights over Vancouver or in the backcountry.
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