YLW Air Services Update

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As travel continues to increase and we move towards further recovery from the pandemic, Canadian airlines have been announcing new and increasing air service to Kelowna International  Airport (YLW) from destinations across the country. …

Showcasing the Value of Tourism in Kelowna: Pride Week

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To further showcase the importance of our local tourism industry, we are connecting with our stakeholders, industry partners, and other local businesses and organizations to find out more about what tourism means to them. In celebration of Kelowna Pride Week 2021, which runs from October 23 – 31, we connected with the Kelowna Pride Society and DunnEnzies Pizza Co., an LGBT2Q+ owned and operated local business that offers "a safe, inclusive and diverse space" for the community at all three of their Kelowna locations. …

Showcasing the Value of Tourism in Kelowna: Culture Days

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To further showcase the importance of our local tourism industry, we are connecting with our stakeholders, industry partners, and other local businesses and organizations to find out more about what tourism means to them. For this edition, we connected with a few of the organizations involved in Kelowna Culture Days, a month-long arts and culture celebration that kicked off last week and runs until October 24. …

Showcasing the Value of Tourism in Kelowna

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Prior to the pandemic, tourism in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan was a $2.1 billion dollar industry. As a vital economic driver in the region, there is no doubt of the value that tourism brings, generating close to 13,000 jobs, $443 million in visitor spending, and $204 million in tax revenues for…

5 Things to Keep in Mind as we Approach Summer

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In a typical year, about 80% of visitors to Kelowna are domestic travellers, with more than half of visitors driving to our region. Last year, with international travel on hold and the US border closed, the percentage of domestic visitors jumped to more than 90%, which is likely going to be similar this year as Canadian travellers look to explore our four-season playground when travel restrictions begin to ease. As BC's Restart Plan moves forward and we prepare to welcome travellers back in the months to come, here are five things to keep in mind…