Recently at Rendez-vous 2015, the Minister of State, Maxime Bernier announced that the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) is coming out with a bold new corporate identity: Destination Canada. Destination Canada represents the dynamic campaigns and programs used to distinguish Canada as a competitive global destination. The CTC will use Destination Canada instead of Canadian Tourism Commission whenever doing business at home and abroad.
“Our government is committed to supporting the CTC as it reinvents itself just in time to lead a new initiative to attract travellers from the U.S. Events such as Rendez-vous Canada also present opportunities for the CTC to position Canada’s small and medium-sized tourism businesses to take advantage of international growth opportunities, increase revenues and create jobs.” ~ Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (Agriculture)
Cultural Events in BC will be in the spotlight this summer. Photo courtesy of Tourism Kelowna.
Here is an innovative initiative that we can all get involved with. Tartan Group, in partnership with the Ministry of Community, Sports and Cultural Development (CSCD) and Destination BC, is working over Spring / Summer 2015 to shine the spotlight on arts and culture events taking place across British Columbia, with the aim of driving tourism and engaging residents. Continue reading
Kelowna Food Tour
Tourism Kelowna’s sales team hosted a Kelowna Food Tour for a group of local residents to showcase what their colleagues could experience at a meeting or event in Kelowna. Continue reading
These destination-branded flags are available to rent through Tourism Kelowna for your next function.
Looking to have the Kelowna brand at your next event or trade show? Well now you can. Tourism Kelowna has procured a series of promotional banners, flags and even an event tent that can be rented for nominal fees. For more information, or if you would like to have the Kelowna brand at your next event please contact Julia Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 250-861-1515 ext 217 to arrange the rental.
Tourism Kelowna chats with a meeting planner in Seattle
Tourism Kelowna attended a Business Events Canada sales event last week in Seattle to continue to build awareness of our city as a new meeting destination for planners. Continue reading
Attending the CSTA’s Sport Events Congress leads to events like Skate Canada International
National sport organizations (NSOs) were the big draw as Tourism Kelowna attended the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s 2015 Sport Events Congress, March 30-April 1 in Toronto. Continue reading
Wine Tasting Event at Canoe Restaurant
For the second year, Kelowna has had a strong presence in Toronto during Canada Meet Week. Pat Gappmayr organized a series of initiatives for our Kelowna team, culminating in team attendance at the Ignite Business Expo in the downtown Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Continue reading