Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in B.C. was originally created by a team of authors led by Morgan Westcott in 2015 and received a significant update with the publication of the second edition in September 2020 from a team of editors from across BC’s post secondary institutions led by Wendy Anderson. In June 2021, the book was updated again to include over 60 H5P activities. This creation and following updates were funded by BCcampus Open Education.
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