Details on an upcoming Occupational Health & Safety training summit for the tourism and hospitality industry and opportunities to provide your feedback on policy items including the date of BC Family Day, short-term rentals, and minimum wage are outlined for your information.
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.
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.
Want a view to go with your craft brew? Then the Kelowna Ale Trail is for you.
Tourism Kelowna is proud to support the Kelowna Ale Trail, the BC Ale Trail’s newest itinerary to explore.
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is collecting information regarding the economic impact of the current wildfire situation on tourism businesses in the region.
Your feedback will help TOTA provide the provincial government with an overview of the effects the wildfires are having on local businesses, both in areas directly affected and those outside of the directly affected areas.
You can participate in the survey by clicking here.