Tourism Kelowna Joins Forces with Six Destinations to Showcase BC at CMEExpo

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While the return of the Canadian Meetings + Events Expo (CMEExpo) this year brought excitement from meeting and event professionals, 2022 was especially noteworthy for Tourism Kelowna—for the first time, we joined forces with six other destinations (Burnaby, Kamloops, Richmond, Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler) to create an Experience BC area, showcasing the best of BC to planners…

2022 Industry Indicators Update and Forecast

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Performance measures for January to June 2022 indicate that Kelowna and the Central Okanagan’s tourism industry has performed well in the first half of the year. Overall, industry indicators have increased compared to the last two years (during the COVID-19 pandemic) and are close to 2019, which was our highest, benchmark year. While we are confident about the forecast for the second half of 2022 and into 2023, we continue to closely monitor national economic conditions that may impact consumer spending and travel behaviour. …