Economic Impact of Local Tourism Industry Grows

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A new economic impact study reports that tourism remains a resilient industry and key economic contributor in the Central Okanagan despite recent challenges and has grown to a $2.4 billion dollar industry for our community, an increase of about 14% compared to 2018. “Tourism continues to be one of…

Your Feedback Matters: Participate in Tourism Kelowna's Annual Member Survey

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Every year, Tourism Kelowna distributes a survey to its voting members to measure their overall satisfaction with the organization's programs and services. This survey provides businesses with the opportunity to share their feedback and views with our team, which in turn helps us make strategic and tactical changes that directly impact their needs. …

2022 Industry Indicators Update and Forecast

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Performance measures for January to June 2022 indicate that Kelowna and the Central Okanagan’s tourism industry has performed well in the first half of the year. Overall, industry indicators have increased compared to the last two years (during the COVID-19 pandemic) and are close to 2019, which was our highest, benchmark year. While we are confident about the forecast for the second half of 2022 and into 2023, we continue to closely monitor national economic conditions that may impact consumer spending and travel behaviour. …