Earlier this week, our team welcomed its newest team member, Jacqui Dowling, who we are excited to announce has taken on a newly created Membership & Industry Development role within the organization.  

A central part of Jacqui's role will be to connect tourism-related businesses with Tourism Kelowna's marketing and advertising offerings. She will also handle onboarding new Tourism Kelowna Members and advertisers and be the primary contact for existing accounts. In short, all things related to Tourism Kelowna's program sales, membership, and advertising will flow through Jacqui. 

Jacqui joins the team with more than fifteen years of experience in tourism and hospitality, sales, marketing, and event management, most recently working with Andrew Peller Limited for the past seven years.

Originally from County Kerry, Ireland, Jacqui—who says she's the stereotypical Irish woman with red hair, quick wit, and a love for talking and meeting new people—moved to Toronto in November 2011 and then headed west to Kelowna in September 2012. Jacqui likes heading out for walks on the area's many nature trails and any trip she and her husband take consists of "literally chasing waterfalls" because her husband loves them so much. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and is always looking to get out and experience more of the fantastic restaurants and wineries in the Okanagan. 

"I am also a huge rugby fan and was recently obsessed with watching the Rugby World Cup," says Jacqui. "My husband and I have been together for 10 years, and he only found out about my love for the game in February 2023 while at a wedding in Ireland...I don't get to see it as much in real life here in Kelowna."

Please join us in welcoming Jacqui to the team and connect with her directly at jacqui@tourismkelowna.com or (250) 861-1515.