Mobile Visitor Services Connecting with Visitors in 2017

L-R Danny Coyne - Budget Car & Truck Rental, Chris Lewis - Tourism Kelowna, Steve Wood - Budget Car & Truck Rental

L-R Danny Coyne – Budget Car & Truck Rental, Chris Lewis – Tourism Kelowna, Steve Wood – Budget Car & Truck Rental

Budget Car and Truck Rentals have partnered with Tourism Kelowna for another year giving the mobile visitor services program a lift with a 2016 Ford Transit Connect. The van has just been wrapped with bright new imagery for 2017 and will be found attending events and festivals throughout Kelowna and the Central Okanagan. The van is also used by the Tourism Kelowna team for familiarization tours, site visits, and to deliver the 2017 Official Kelowna Visitors’ Guide and other print materials to over 500 locations.

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New and Noteworthy in 2017. We Want to Hear from You.

Intimate vineyard dinners, pop up shops, special events and live music. Restaurant and hotel expansions, and new attractions and openings. Fresh products, new releases, and collaborations. We know there is always something new to share with us. As we plan out our 2017 travel media and content marketing program, and even look towards 2018, we’re asking our stakeholders to spill the beans on what’s new, noteworthy and up and coming.

Tourism Kelowna wants to highlight the diverse list of things to do, places to visit and must-have local products through a variety of mediums. The information you provide may be used to pitch to travel media to visit Kelowna, to create dynamic media materials and content on, to share on social media, or to inform our Visitor Centre staff and volunteers so they may continue to boast about all our destination has to offer.

Help us showcase you the best we can. Tourism Kelowna wants to note when our stakeholders feel they are at their best and brightest. Whenever possible, we’ll aim to bring media and influencers in at times that put you in the best light and create a desire to travel to our destination.

Happening now or happening later, the more information we have the more information we can share!

We can keep a secret. Let us know if any of the information you are passing on is for our ears only or is not to be shared before a certain date.

Send Information To:

Jennifer Widmer, Communications Co-ordinator
Tourism Kelowna
P: 250.861.1515 ext. 204

Dive In – The 2017 Kelowna Visitors’ Guide is Here!

2017 Visitors' GuideIt’s here!  The 2017 Kelowna and area Visitors’ Guide is hot off the press and has already started finding homes on racks and counter-tops across the city, the valley, province, and the country! Continue reading

Tourism Kelowna’s New Extranet

Earlier this morning Tourism Kelowna launched the latest version of the stakeholder Extranet – an online portal where you may make changes and monitor your Tourism Kelowna web listing directly. In addition to a new layout, visual update, and improved navigation experience, the new Extranet boasts several notable new features.

Add Events for your business directly through the Extranet.
Submit Material Requests including the Wine Trails Guide, Farm to Table Guide, and the Official Visitors’ Guide directly through the Extranet.
View Destination Calendar Report offers a quick look at upcoming conferences, sport tournaments, and events to serve as a potential indicator for increased customer traffic.

The new Extranet can be accessed by signing in with your current account details on Tourism Kelowna’s Extranet login page.

For a comprehensive overview of Tourism Kelowna’s stakeholder Extranet including the new features, please click here.

To request Extranet access, ask questions, or to schedule a short training session, please contact

Join us at the Tourism Kelowna Society AGM

Please join us for the Tourism Kelowna Annual General Meeting, followed by an Industry Social. The AGM includes reports from the Board Chair, Finance Committee, Governance Committee, a recap of 2016 marketing and sales activities and results, a peak at 2017 plans, and other official business including the appointment of auditors and announcement of the 2017 Board of Directors.

What: The 2015-16 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Tourism Kelowna Society (TKS), followed by an Industry Social
When: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: AGM: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Industry Social: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport – 5505 Airport Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 3C3

Registration: You can register for the AGM online here.