Calgary Meetings & Conference Update

Tourism Kelowna recently attended the One Conference in Calgary hosted by the local MPI and ILEA Chapters

Tourism Kelowna’s Business Development Consultant in Calgary, Nicolle Gomez de Sousa has been busy reminding Calgary based corporations that Kelowna is an affordable, easy and welcoming option for their business meetings.  In all her meetings, she has been told  that with energy prices stabilizing, businesses are now increasing production, hiring staff, and ultimately making more money which enables them to lift travel bans and meeting restrictions.

Earlier this month, the local Calgary chapters of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the International Live Events Association (ILEA) joined forces to host 80 meeting industry professionals for the annual One Conference.  Nicolle attended the conference and had an opportunity network with a number of third party and association meeting planners during the course of the day.  The event also included a small marketplace to further promote our destination to the attendees and she is currently working on a familiarization trip for one of the planners who Nicolle met during the conference.

For more information on this and other Calgary sales initiatives please contact Nicolle Gomez de Sousa at nicolle@tourismkelowna.com or at 587-716-5599.

2017 Guides Ready for Spring

The 2017 Kelowna Wine Trails and 2017 Kelowna Farm to Table guides are in and they look fantastic!  Each publication has a fresh new look and is packed with deliciously helpful tips and tricks on how to make the most of the wineries, craft breweries, distilleries, farms and foodie experiences available in Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Lake Country. Continue reading

SIDIT-UBC Okanagan Co-Op Grant Program

Are you interested in hiring a co-op student to join your team but not sure how you’ll cover the cost of his or her employment? If you are a small- to medium-sized enterprise (‘SME’) located in the Southern Interior, you may be eligible for a grant through the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (‘SIDIT’). Continue reading