Tourism Kelowna Joins Forces with Six Destinations to Showcase BC at CMEExpo

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While the return of the Canadian Meetings + Events Expo (CMEExpo) this year brought excitement from meeting and event professionals, 2022 was especially noteworthy for Tourism Kelowna—for the first time, we joined forces with six other destinations (Burnaby, Kamloops, Richmond, Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler) to create an Experience BC area, showcasing the best of BC to planners…

Welcome New Stakeholders: March 2022

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Every month, tourism-related businesses and organizations in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan become members of Tourism Kelowna by purchasing a Base or Enhanced Advertising Package. We want to take this opportunity to welcome the newest members to our organization and introduce them to the rest of our network and industry…

Tourism Kelowna Partners With Western Engineering Competition

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In conjunction with the OKGo campaign—a collaborative project created through a partnership between the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC), Accelerate Okanagan, and Tourism Kelowna—our organization provided support to the Western Engineering Competition, which was hosted by the University of British Columbia's (UBC) Okanagan campus from January 20 - 22, 2022…

Connecting with Meeting Planners: Wine and Wellness Virtual Event

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On Wednesday, June 23, our team, along with six Meetings & Conferences Sales Program partners—50 th Parallel Estate Winery, Cove Lakeside Resort, Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort, Eldorado Resort, Mission Hill Family Estate,and Ramada by Wyndham Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre—hosted a wine- and wellness-themed virtual event for 16 BC-based meeting planners. …

Tourism Kelowna Hosts Second Virtual Destination Showcase

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Our business development team, along with Mission Hill Family Estate, Cove Lakeside Resort, 50 th Parallel Estate Winery, and Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort, hosted our second virtual destination showcase last week. The two-day event was attended by 43 meeting planners from across the country, joining in from four different time zones. …

Generating Interest in Kelowna & the Okanagan with Jillian Harris

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Millions of people following along on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs were recently invited to enter to win a "Sip, Soar & Stay Kelowna VIP Getaway" courtesy of Tourism Kelowna, Wines of British Columbia, and local tourism businesses. This is the second year Tourism Kelowna partnered with local resident and celebrity influencer, Jillian Harris, on her much-anticipated 12-Days of Christmas Giveaways. …