Business Development Ramps up with the Return of In-person Events

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Thanks to the return of in-person events, our Business Development team has been firing on all cylinders this fall. Since September, our Business Development Consultants, Nicolle Gomez de Sousa and Pat Gappmayr, have hosted multiple client events across the country, attended in-person industry events, and welcomed clients to Kelowna for familiarization (FAM) and site tours. …

Tourism Kelowna Attends 2022 Sport Events Congress

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Last week, Canada’s largest gathering of organizations connected to the country's sport tourism industry, Sport Event Congress (SEC), was held in Edmonton. Sara Correa attended SEC on behalf of Tourism Kelowna, connecting with representatives of sporting organizations from across the country during the three-day event. …

Meet the Tourism Kelowna Team: Sara Correa

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Sara Correa made her way to Kelowna close to 10 years ago, moving from her hometown of Tenerife (The Canary Islands), Spain. Sara's experience working in the tourism industry and her love of the Okanagan made her a perfect fit for the Tourism Kelowna team, which she joined in March 2018…

Tourism Kelowna Joins Forces with Six Destinations to Showcase BC at CMEExpo

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While the return of the Canadian Meetings + Events Expo (CMEExpo) this year brought excitement from meeting and event professionals, 2022 was especially noteworthy for Tourism Kelowna—for the first time, we joined forces with six other destinations (Burnaby, Kamloops, Richmond, Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler) to create an Experience BC area, showcasing the best of BC to planners…