Welcome, New Stakeholders: January-April 2021

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Every month, tourism-related businesses and organizations in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan join Tourism Kelowna's Base or Enhanced Programs. We want to take this opportunity to welcome these new stakeholders to our organization and introduce them to the rest of our network and industry—here are the businesses that have joined in 2021. …

Adapting Consumer Behaviours During COVID-19

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COVID-19 has continued to transform the travel and tourism industry and influence consumer needs and behaviours. Recent research by the BC Regional Tourism Secretariat found that only 25% of BC tourism firms are operating 'business as usual'. While some habits changed immediately, others continue to evolve and shift over time. It's important to keep up with as many of these changes as possible to help you best meet or anticipate consumer habits…

Answering Your Questions During COVID-19: Part Two

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As we've been connecting with our stakeholders to collect and share information on the impact of COVID-19, we've received good feedback and questions. To help further, we'll take questions and themes and share them through this format. This second set of questions delves further into our team’s work…

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. …