During the first quarter of our 2018-2019 fiscal year, Tourism Kelowna's Business Development team hosted and attended several events in the Vancouver market. These events included:

  • A Vancouver Wine Festival dinner at the Terminal City Club, where we hosted 27 clients alongside 10 partners.
  • The PCMA Canada West Canadian Innovation Conference, where Tourism Kelowna and other BC destinations sponsored a welcome breakfast for planners, which was held at the Royal BC Museum. 
  • A third-party planner luncheon at Glowbal in Vancouver for 28 meeting planners who are clients of Vancouver-based Strategic Site Selection account managers, Jodi McCulloch and Tanya Faurot. The luncheon was sponsored and hosted in part by Tourism Kelowna.

Third-party planner luncheon

In addition to these events, Julia attended a Destinations International Learning Week in Seattle from November 11 to 16, where she completed the first course (of seven) towards the Professional in Destination Management designation; Julia was only Canadian in the course. 

For more information on Tourism Kelowna's business development activities in the Vancouver market, contact Julia Garner at julia@tourismkelowna.com or (250) 861-1515 ext. 217.