Answering Your Questions During COVID-19: Part Two

As we've been connecting with our stakeholders to collect and share information on the impact of COVID-19, we've received good feedback and questions. To help further, we'll take questions and themes and share them through this format. This second set of questions delves further into our team’s work…

Answering Your Questions During COVID-19

As we've been connecting with our stakeholders to collect and share information on the impact of COVID-19, we've received good feedback and questions. To help further, we'll take questions and themes and share them through this format. This first set of questions speaks to the need to temporarily pause our destination marketing efforts and increase our efforts to connect local consumers with businesses until we're able to market to visitors again. …

Generating Interest in Kelowna & the Okanagan with Jillian Harris

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

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…

Summer Hotel Occupancy Numbers Rebound

Hotel occupancy numbers show that Kelowna experienced a strong summer season this year. June, July, and August had an average occupancy of 85.3%, which is 5.7 pp (percentage points) over the same period last year, with August surpassing the 90% occupancy mark…