#exploreKelownalocal Campaign with KelownaNow

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and non-essential travel is discouraged, we have been adapting our marketing activities and have turned our focus to the local market. Traditionally, in the winter, we would be advertising to a wide audience, encouraging travel to our area to enjoy the Okanagan champagne powder, winter wine tours, and amazing culinary delights, but now is the time to stay local and support local. …

Industry and Consumer Insights: December 2020

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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…

Winter Mini Markets: Call for Vendors

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To celebrate Small Business Week, Tourism Kelowna is pleased to announce our Winter Mini Market Series. This series of small events is designed to help support as many small businesses as possible that would normally rely on revenue generated from large scale craft and holiday markets, which are not able to take place due to COVID-19…

Adapting Consumer Behaviours During COVID-19

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COVID-19 has continued to transform the travel and tourism industry and influence consumer needs and behaviours. Recent research by the BC Regional Tourism Secretariat found that only 25% of BC tourism firms are operating 'business as usual'. While some habits changed immediately, others continue to evolve and shift over time. It's important to keep up with as many of these changes as possible to help you best meet or anticipate consumer habits…