Fall Recovery Marketing Launches

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Take your time. Stay a bit longer. Rediscover what you love about fall. That's the message we want visitors coming to Kelowna and the Central Okanagan to hear as they come to experience our incredible fall weather and share our fall flavours. …

2020 Industry Performance and Forecast

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It has been over five months since COVID-19 impacted our local, national, and global tourism industry. During that time, many businesses and entire industries have shifted focus to survive the pandemic. It’s been said that the tourism industry was among the first impacted, one of the most severely hit, and will be one of the last to fully recover. We are starting to get more research and data back about how our local industry has been impacted, how it has performed, and signals as to what may lie ahead…

Kelowna is Ready!

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As the province moves into Phase 3 of their restart plan, Tourism Kelowna is turning up the dial letting travellers know we're ready (and so excited) to welcome them back…

2020 BC Tourism Industry Conference Recap

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The 2020 BC Tourism Industry Conference, organized by the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC), was held last week in Victoria, BC. Over 400 delegates from around the province attended to learn about and discuss issues facing our provincial tourism industry.…

Generating Interest in Kelowna & the Okanagan with Jillian Harris

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Millions of people following along on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs were recently invited to enter to win a "Sip, Soar & Stay Kelowna VIP Getaway" courtesy of Tourism Kelowna, Wines of British Columbia, and local tourism businesses. This is the second year Tourism Kelowna partnered with local resident and celebrity influencer, Jillian Harris, on her much-anticipated 12-Days of Christmas Giveaways. …

Partnering to Promote the Okanagan Rail Trail

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Tourism Kelowna and Tourism Vernon have teamed up with the Okanagan Rail Trail partner jurisdictions (the District of Lake Country, City of Kelowna, Regional District of North Okanagan and Okanagan Indian Band) on a project to promote one of the Okanagan Valley's newest outdoor trail experiences: the Okanagan Rail Trail…