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…

Knowledge Base: How to Maximize Lead Opportunities

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As gathering and travel restrictions began to ease with BC's move to Step 3 of its Restart Plan, our team started seeing an uptick in requests from meeting planners across Canada. As expected, there has been tremendous interest in the fall of 2021, the entirety of 2022, and beyond. While the majority of inquiries are for smaller-scale meetings and events, typically under 80 people, we have had some larger conference requests as well…

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. …