Media Release – Lisanne Ballantyne Named Tourism Kelowna CEO

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.

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Industry News: Register for the TOTA Annual Tourism Summit & AGM (Nov 1&2, 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.

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Marketing Kelowna and area continues into Autumn

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.

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Kelowna’s Ale Trail helps quench your thirst for beer (and adventure!)

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.

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Request for Feedback: TOTA’s Survey of the Economic Impact of the BC Wildfires

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.