Mobile Visitor Services

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Tourism Kelowna’s Mobile Visitor Services (MVS) team has been heading out this summer to assist visitors wherever they may be – on the downtown boardwalk, near the beach, and at local events. Need a dining recommendation? Looking for u-pick fruit? … Continue reading

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 jennifer@tourismkelowna.com 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

2016 Official Kelowna Visitors’ Guide Distribution

The 2016 Visitors’ Guide has arrived and the Tourism Kelowna Staff have begun distribution to over 400 locations throughout the Central Okanagan, along with 150+ additional locations throughout British Columbia and Alberta!

If you would like your business to be included in our bulk distribution routes, or if you would like a plexiglass stand to hold these brochures, please contact ashley@tourismkelowna.com or call our Visitor Centre 250-861-1515.

The 2016 guide is also available for pick-up at the Kelowna Visitor Centre, located at 544 Harvey Avenue. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plexi-Glass stands available for brochure display.

Plexi-Glass stands available for brochure display.

 

Tourism Kelowna Travel Media Team at Canada Media Marketplace

Tourism Kelowna's Travel Media Relations team met with media from across the U.S. at the recent Canada Media Marketplace event.

Tourism Kelowna’s Travel Media Relations team met with media from across the U.S. at the recent Canada Media Marketplace event.

Tourism Kelowna’s travel media relations team met with 43 media in 12-minute one-on-one appointments, as well as several others over the course of the 2 day Canada Media Marketplace event put on by the Canadian Tourism Commission. Continue reading

Spring hours at the Visitor Centre

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It is that time of year again when we prepare for the busy summer season here at the Visitor Centre. As of  Saturday March 8th the Tourism Kelowna Visitor Centre will be open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as well as Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Just a reminder: If you are looking for copies of the Official 2014 Kelowna Visitors’ Guide you can pick them up at the Visitor Centre or give us a call 250-861-1515.