Knowledge Base: Promoting Your Events

5 min read

If your business or organization hosts events that welcome visitors and locals, like festivals, live performances, or workshops, we encourage you to submit all the details to our online events calendar so we can assist in promoting them…

Knowledge Base: How to Update Your Listing on the Partner Portal

4 min read

Tourism Kelowna's Partner Portal (formerly known as the Extranet) is a handy tool that gives you the ability to update your account information, make changes to your listing, and see how many visitors have viewed your listing. This blog post will review how to update each element of your web listing so you can ensure visitors are accessing the most current information available about your business. …

Knowledge Base: How to Maximize Lead Opportunities

3 min read

As gathering and travel restrictions began to ease with BC's move to Step 3 of its Restart Plan, our team started seeing an uptick in requests from meeting planners across Canada. As expected, there has been tremendous interest in the fall of 2021, the entirety of 2022, and beyond. While the majority of inquiries are for smaller-scale meetings and events, typically under 80 people, we have had some larger conference requests as well…

Knowledge Base: 5 Things to Keep in Mind as we Approach Summer

6 min read

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…