Global Meetings Industry Day Goes Virtual

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Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) was created to be an international forum for advocacy, awareness, and celebration for the meetings and events industry. Locally, we have gathered on April 14 for the past few years to share the value of the meetings industry in our destination. However, with restrictions on large gatherings, our local event was postponed indefinitely, so the team at Tourism Kelowna had the opportunity to be part of history when GMID 2020 went virtual. …

Meetings Mean Business...Now More Than Ever

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During these last few days, it's been easy to get caught up in the media stories coming fast and furious about COVID-19. For those of us who rely on the meetings industry to bring visitors and much-needed revenue to our destination, we have watched in apprehension to determine just what effect this will have on the year ahead. It doesn't seem like that long ago that we had to rise up and rally to remind government and corporations the value of face-to-face meetings, which was the birth of Global Meetings Industry Day.  …

An Impactful Conference

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Recent surveys conducted by Tourism Kelowna found that sustainable, responsible tourism is a high priority for 96% of Tourism Kelowna stakeholders and 86% of local Kelowna residents. Our team actively works to adopt, support, and promote sustainable tourism practices. To further this work and to gain knowledge about sustainability in the tourism industry, members of our team attended the third annual IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference in Victoria…

Arriving Soon in Kelowna

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There are some exciting additions to the tourism landscape taking place in Kelowna this year. Here is a quick look at some of the new product offerings visitors will be able to enjoy when they travel our city…