2022 Industry Indicators Update and Forecast

5 min read

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. …

2021 Summer Industry Indicators and Fall Forecast

3 min read

The tourism industry remains committed to protecting its members and customers by following public health orders and guidelines. There is no doubt, however, that the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and a record-breaking number of wildfires created numerous challenges for tourism businesses this past summer, some of which have continued into the fall season…

Industry and Consumer Trends: May 2021

6 min read

COVID-19 has changed our lives and changed many consumer behaviours. Tourism Kelowna continues to monitor several data sets and consumer insights to help inform our marketing decisions. Below are some items that may be of interest to your business and some easy-to-implement tips to keep you current.…

Helping Local Businesses Survive

4 min read

Spring usually brings additional visitors seeking great weather, outdoor trails, golf, and new releases at local wineries. Our marketing, business development, and visitor experience strategies over the last number of years have resulted in strong, sustained growth in occupancy, visitation, and…

Industry and Consumer Insights: December 2020

4 min read

COVID-19 continues to directly and significantly impact the tourism industry and consumer behaviours, and with non-essential travel again not recommended, in many cases travel has decreased significantly – almost to the level when the pandemic was first declared…

Fall Recovery Marketing Launches

2 min read

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. …