Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) changes name to Destination Canada

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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)

List your events and festivals for Free on HelloBC.com

Cultural Events in BC will be in the spotlight this summer. Photo courtesy of Tourism Kelowna.

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

Now You Can Rent the Kelowna Brand

 

These destination-branded flags are available to rent through Tourism Kelowna for your next function.

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 julia@tourismkelowna.com or at 250-861-1515 ext 217 to arrange the rental.

Tourism Kelowna Tracks Down Sport Events at Toronto Congress

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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

Kelowna Participates in Canada Meet Week

 

Wine Tasting Event at Canoe Restaurant

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