Clients Eat Up Kelowna Sales Calls

Tourism Kelowna gifts cherries to meeting planners in Calgary and Toronto

Tourism Kelowna gifts cherries to meeting planners in Calgary and Toronto

Pat Gappmayr and Nicolle Gomez de Sousa, Tourism Kelowna’s Sales Managers in Toronto and Calgary respectively, recently brought a taste of Kelowna to their clients.  Pat and Nicolle have been out on sales calls over the last few days delivering baskets of fresh Okanagan cherries to meeting planners.  In their words, their clients have been eating up their visits, literally!

Our sales team wants to ensure that Kelowna is always top of mind for our clients and high on their consideration list for their next meeting or event.  For more information on these and other sales activities, please contact Jennifer Horsnell at or at 250-861-1515 ext 205.

Selling Some Fresh Meeting Ideas

Kelowna Cooking Event - Team Photo - Chef Dawn - April 2016

Pat, pictured sixth from left, educated and entertained Toronto meeting planners on Kelowna’s ingredients and meeting opportunities.

Last week, Tourism Kelowna hosted nine meeting planners from Toronto for an interactive cooking class and taste of Kelowna.

Toronto-based Pat Gappmayr welcomed our clients to a state-of-the-art kitchen in the St. Lawrence Market for a fun-filled evening all about Kelowna and its fantastic and fresh ingredients. The group sipped local wines throughout the evening as they worked with local ingredients to prepare a gourmet meal. The result was a fun and interactive way to share ideas and information about our meeting facilities and the great culinary experiences delegates enjoy while in Kelowna.

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Visitor Sales & Services Update

March is upon us and as we start gearing up for the spring and summer season we have some Visitor Sales & Services updates for you: Continue reading

Street Team Ready for Summer!

E-Bike 2015

The Tourism Kelowna Street Team is geared up and has already started servicing visitors on the Downtown Waterfront Boardwalk. Visitor Centre staff tour the boardwalk on an e-bike and park in key high-traffic areas. This is a great opportunity to service visitors, as on many occasions the Street Team speaks with 60+ visitors per hour. Continue reading

Collateral Distribution

Distribution Photo

Also available are custom acrylic counter top racks, seen on the right.


Every year Tourism Kelowna produces the Official Visitors’ Guide and Map, Wine Trails Guide, and Farm to Table Guide. In order for visitors across the city to get a copy of these materials, our Visitor Centre staff distribute them to all Tourism Kelowna stakeholders as well as a large number of high traffic locations such as gas stations and shopping centres.

During the summer season, our staff are distributing to a different area each week, making sure that everyone is well stocked with these guides. If you are running low, please give the Visitor Centre a call at 250-861-1515 and we will make sure to drop by as soon as possible!

Capturing Kelowna Moments

Capturing Kelowna Moments

Tourism Kelowna’s Instagram account has crested 550 shutterbug followers. We launched the #ExploreKelowna hashtag in the summer of 2013 and it now has just under 1600 photos, and more than 6,000 likes. This hashtag is being used by locals sharing … Continue reading