Recreational Travel Within BC set to Resume as Province Moves to Step 2 of its Restart Plan

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With the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the decline and more than 75% of adults in BC having now received their first dose of the vaccine, the province will move to Step 2 of its restart plan on June 15, as planned. This is welcome news to everyone in the tourism industry, as the ban on non-essential travel within the province will be lifted as part of this next step…

5 Things to Keep in Mind as we Approach Summer

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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…

BC's Restart Plan for a Safe Return to Normal

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On May 25, the provincial government announced BC’s restart plan, a summary of which can be viewed below. Existing COVID-19 restrictions will begin to ease as we progress through each step of the four-part plan, so long as vaccination rates continue to increase and cases and hospitalizations decrease…

New Content Features Encourage Staycations

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The 2020/21 winter season has been tough for the tourism industry, with hotels among the hardest hit—normal occupancy levels during the winter in Kelowna are around 40-50%, but this year they have been as low as 20%. In an effort to boost hotel occupancy by encouraging staycations through the rest of winter and into spring, Tourism Kelowna is developing new content features focused on the local market…