To kick off the peak season Tourism Kelowna is hosting an Industry Tradeshow & Training event for local attraction, activity and hospitality staff on Tuesday May 3, 2016, at the Laurel Packing House. All of Tourism Kelowna’s stakeholder front-line staff and visitors centres from the Okanagan Valley have been invited to this event. Continue reading
Local attractions are featured in the March issue of SOAR Magazine, the in-flight magazine for Pacific Coastal Airlines (PCA). Inside, the 2.5-page piece spotlights the new, 65-minute flights PCA offers twice daily between Kelowna and Victoria by describing a day trip to Kelowna and West Kelowna teeming with opportunities to sip, savour, and explore our beautiful area.
“Kelowna in a Day” is the result of a familiarization tour hosted by Tourism Kelowna and PCA in celebration of their inaugural Victoria-Kelowna flight. Mentions in the article include Pulp Fiction Coffee Shop, Quails’ Gate Winery and Old Vines Restaurant, Mission Hill Family Estate, The Hatch, Okanagan Spirits, and Curious Café before hopping aboard the evening flight returning to Victoria.
I’m excited to share details with you about the proposed new visitor centre for Kelowna. While the official zoning application has yet to be sent to the City of Kelowna, and the project timeline isn’t yet set, we are sharing early plans with media and the public. Continue reading
On Friday, March 18, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) provided an update to industry that tourism business temporary foreign workers (hired for periods of 6 months or less) are exempt from current program caps.
SIP. SNAP. SHARE.
The 2016 Kelowna Wine Trails Guides arrived this week and there’s a cool new contest component that encourages people to take photos and share their experiences. The contest acts like a visual and sharable tour and tasting passport. There is one photo entry per location so the more stops a shutterbug makes, the more chances they have to win!
Look for #sipKelowna on Twitter and Instagram this spring!
Canada 150 is coming and the City of Kelowna is encouraging community organizations to celebrate. Continue reading
March is upon us and as we start gearing up for the spring and summer season we have some Visitor Sales & Services updates for you: Continue reading