#exploreKelowna Safely This B.C. Day Long Weekend

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Heading into the August long weekend, Tourism Kelowna wants to remind everyone in our community, those who live here and those who are visiting, to follow the guidance of provincial leaders to 'play safe and stay safe.' “With hot summer weather, increased wildfire risk, and additional COVID-19…

Health and Safety Remain top Priority Heading into Long Weekend

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Blue skies and scorching temperatures mean summer has officially arrived in Kelowna, with both visitors and residents out exploring our beautiful city. As we head into the BC Day long weekend, we want to thank our stakeholders and all tourism-related businesses for maintaining a high level of service and implementing health and safety protocols aimed at ensuring the well-being of guests, staff, and, in turn, our community…

Digital Marketing Bootcamp Accepting Applications

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Digital marketing and e-commerce have become more important than ever, as people spend more time online in the wake of COVID-19. For those looking to build their skills, Alacrity Canada is currently accepting applications for its Digital Marketing Bootcamp, which is an online course developed in partnership with the provincial government. …

Adapting to Shifting Visitor Needs During COVID-19

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Throughout COVID-19, local businesses have been working hard to implement measures to ensure the safety of their staff and the public. Now that safe and responsible travel is allowed in BC, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of what is important to consumers as they begin to travel outside their own communities…

Meetings & Conferences: Planners Ready to Meet in Kelowna

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Over the past several months, an important task for our business development team has been to stay in touch with planners, recognizing and fostering these vital relationships, and keeping Kelowna top of mind. Knowing that we would see devastating cancellations for all of 2020 and into 2021, it was, and remains, important for us to stay positive and keep connected. …

Tourism Kelowna’s Website Seeing Strong Early Summer Results

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Spring 2020 was a challenging season for the tourism industry. The results we were seeing on our website during that time frame were a reflection of the general declines in our industry and an indication that the weeks ahead were going to be a struggle. The results we are seeing so far for the summer, however, show initial signs of recovery…