September 27, 2017: Kelowna, BC – Following a comprehensive search that drew in over 90 applications from across Canada, the Board of Directors of Tourism Kelowna is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisanne Ballantyne as its President and CEO. Ballantyne is a seasoned executive with senior leadership experience that spans tourism, economic development, major events, marketing sponsorships, sales, and public assembly facilities management and will join the Tourism Kelowna team October 30, 2017.
Registration is now live for the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) AGM and Summit on November 1 & 2 in Kamloops, BC. The summit will take place at the Hotel 540 and will include discussion on the challenging year and information on how TOTA is aligning forces with partners such as DBC, TIAC, TIABC, Aboriginal Tourism, Destination Canada and other industry stakeholders. The opening reception will be held at the Rocky Mountaineer.
Tourism Kelowna will be holding its AGM and Networking Social event on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 2:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: Coast Capri Hotel
More details to follow!
It’s safe to say that 2017 has been a challenging year for our destination. What’s important to note is that throughout the weather-related challenges, local businesses have remained open and continued to provide great experiences for visitors from far and wide. Tourism Kelowna continued to market our destination throughout the summer, and we have extended paid marketing tactics into the autumn.
The British Columbia Wine Institute (BWCI) is extending a special, limited-time industry discount of 15% to the Wine and Culinary Tourism Futures Conference in Kelowna.
August 22 & 23, Tourism Kelowna and seven partners attended IncentiveWorks, the largest meetings and events industry trade show and conference in Canada. Continue reading