Tourism Kelowna Welcomes Carla Young

Earlier this week, Carla Young joined Tourism Kelowna's team, taking on the Travel Media & Communication role. Carla will co-ordinate our earned media program, working with travel media and journalists to ensure our efforts are strategically connected to our overall destination marketing and communication strategy…

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 interiorhave 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…

Celebrating Tourism Week in Canada

Today marks the first day of Tourism Week in Canada, which runs from May 26 to June 2, 2019. Organized nationally by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and provincially by the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC), this week is an opportunity to highlight the economic impact of Canada's tourism industry…

Tourism Kelowna Sustainability Update

Over the last year, Tourism Kelowna has started to focus on all facets of sustainability including equality, waste prevention, energy efficiency, transportation, purchasing, and more. During this time, our Kelowna Visitor Centre received Gold Certification from Sustainable Tourism andTourism Kelowna became a Biosphere Committed Entity .  …

Okanagan College Student Gaining Experience at the Kelowna Visitor Centre

Sydney Solland, a Business Administration -Tourism Management student at Okanagan College, will be starting a new position in the Kelowna Visitor Centre this week. Sydney has worked as a Visitor Experience Specialist with Tourism Kelowna for the last 13 months and will be moving up to cover the Visitor Experience, Operations role for Morgan Hunter, who will be on maternity leave beginning May 10…