Knowledge Base: Welcoming LGBT2Q+ Travellers to Kelowna

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Vaccinations rates are high, COVID-19 numbers are decreasing, public health restrictions are lifting, and recreational travel across the country will soon resume—all of this combined means travellers are eager to explore and according to some reports, the LGBT2Q+ market is one of the first that will be spending their money on travel in a post-pandemic world…

Spring Local Activations Review

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Through the winter and spring, our marketing and communications team was fully engaged in creating articles, curating social media content, producing new videos, and working with local content creators and media outlets to actively encourage Kelowna residents to stay local and support local…

2021 Travel Media Update

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This year has started off with a bang in terms of media coverage for Kelowna, even while in the midst of a global pandemic. Many of the articles are the result of visits from several years ago or from relationships that have been built with media who have come to explore Kelowna several times…

Reaching a Local Audience with KelownaNow

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The results are in—our #exploreKelownalocal campaign with KelownaNow has been a great success. Over the course of 10 weeks, we have been targeting a local audience by creating content and contests for Kelowna residents, encouraging them to explore their own backyard and support local businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic continues…

#exploreKelownalocal Campaign with KelownaNow

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and non-essential travel is discouraged, we have been adapting our marketing activities and have turned our focus to the local market. Traditionally, in the winter, we would be advertising to a wide audience, encouraging travel to our area to enjoy the Okanagan champagne powder, winter wine tours, and amazing culinary delights, but now is the time to stay local and support local. …

2020 Media Review and Look Ahead to 2021

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Though 2020 wasn’t a traditional travel year, Kelowna and area did receive impressive coverage that will help in recovery efforts by keeping us in the mind of travellers for future trips. In addition, when province-wide restrictions were put in place in the fall, we worked closely with Destination BC to spread the “Stay local. Support local.” message. …

Travel Media Update

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Like many things, the world of travel-media relations has changed substantially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of mid-March this year, the travel media program here at Tourism Kelowna has been, for the most part, put on hold…

Connecting with Travel Media – Virtually

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The Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) BC Chapter has been hosting online Zoom events since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to connect tourism industry members and media in a casual and fun way and this month Tourism Kelowna was lucky enough to be the hosts…