Meet the Tourism Kelowna Team: Chris Shauf

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After an exciting two years working as Manager of Communications, Media & Public Relations for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games Torch Relays and travelling across the country, Chris Shauf returned from Vancouver to his home province of Saskatchewan—he was born in Estavan and grew up in the southeastern part of the province—where he settled in Saskatoon to further his leadership experience in the marketing and communications sector. However, it wasn't long before BC beckoned him back. …

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…