Out and About in TO

In the Toronto marketplace there are three industry functions not to be missed from a holiday networking point of view, and Tourism Kelowna had its presence at all three. The MPI Gala Event, the Site Holiday Social and the CSAE Holiday Event each have important roles in the three markets segments that interest our destination – Corporate, Incentive and Association.   Continue reading

Tourism Kelowna AGM well-attended, 2012 Board Announced

A big thank you to the Hotel Eldorado for being such gracious hosts to our Tourism Kelowna AGM this week. Thanks also to all our stakeholders who attended – in all, over 80 local tourism industry stakeholders and dignitaries attended.  Continue reading

Seeing Is Believing – The Value of Our Site Inspection Program

As part of Tourism Kelowna’s Site Inspection Program, we recently flew a client from Alberta and their planner to Kelowna and created a suitable itinerary to showcase the city. They had shortlisted Kelowna and another destination and without being very familiar with either, they were struggling with how to proceed. Continue reading

New Tourism Economic Impact Study Shows Tourism Strong in Kelowna

Every five years, Tourism Kelowna commissions a comprehensive tourism economic impact study that provides a detailed analysis of the role tourism plays in the Kelowna Census Metropolitan Area (Central Okanagan). The study looks at tourism’s many direct impacts, like jobs and taxes generated by tourism that return into the community. Continue reading