Survey Shows Local Tourism COVID-19 Impact

As the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve quickly and with directives from public health officials advancing daily, is it clear that this pandemic is having a significant and direct impact on our community. Last week, we sent out our first survey to Tourism Kelowna’s voting stakeholders to hear how COVID-19 is directly impacting our local tourism industry…

Kelowna Visitor Centre to Close Temporarily

With the COVID-19 public health issue evolving rapidly, and with the closure of several civic facilities, Tourism Kelowna will temporarily close the Kelowna Visitor Centre today, March 17, at 5:30 p.m. until further notice. This follows the closure of our Airport Information Kiosk and mobile operations, which occurred yesterday, March 16.…

Stakeholder Survey Results

Tourism Kelowna’s marketing engine is powered by more than 400 local tourism-related businesses and organizations. These stakeholders have entrusted us with funding to research, develop, and execute advertising and communication strategies that will inspire and motivate travellers to visit our beautiful year-round destination…

Is Tourism Housing Affordable?

Tourism Kelowna stakeholders will soon receive an online survey being issued this week to tourism businesses throughout the Kelowna area. The survey has been commissioned by Tourism Kelowna and the City of Kelowna as part of a broader study designed to assess the housing needs of tourism sector employees…

Do Locals Value Tourism?

Kelowna’s tourism industry generates $1.25 billion in economic impact annually. As this important economic driver continues to grow it becomes increasingly important that local residents support and understand the value of tourism and in turn, feel that a strong visitor economy is benefitting their quality of life…

Addressing Weather Conditions: How you can Help Inform Visitors and Locals

Albertans are in our thoughts this week as wildfires in the Northern part of the province displace thousands and disperse smoke across the province and into parts of B.C. Hazy conditions within B.C.'s interior have triggered questions and concerns from visitors and locals alike. As a tourism operator or hospitality business, you can work with Tourism Kelowna to address these questions and concerns…