Tourism Kelowna launched our newly designed website on May 14, 2019, seeing great success with positive performance metrics over the first couple of months. Now, the website has received international recognition with an Honorable Mention at the 2019 dotCOMM Awards in the category of Travel Website.
There were over 2,000 entries, from countries all around the world, in the dotCOMM Awards 2019 competition. Approximately five percent were honorable mention winners.
Other winners in the Travel Website category included:
- Ski City - Visit Salt Lake: Gold Winner
- Visit Jamaica: Gold Winner
- Visit Eau Claire: Gold Winner
- Visit Austin: Honorable Mention
With an industry-leading website, Tourism Kelowna will continue to attract and increase online visitation which we use to share information on activities and refer travellers directly to local businesses. Utilizing a mobile-first design, focusing on improving the functionality and how the visitor interacts with the website we have seen huge increases in our website analytics and have even increased website views to Tourism Kelowna's participating stakeholders by 16%. Meaning the new website is sending even more visitors to local businesses websites.
About the dotCOMM Awards
The dotCOMM Awards is an international competition honouring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. The Awards offer third-party recognition from one of the most-recognized and highly-regarded evaluators of creative work in the world. Winning a dotCOMM award signifies to employers, clients, prospects, and competitors that the winner’s web and digital work is among the best in the industry.