An Impactful Conference

Recent surveys conducted by Tourism Kelowna found that sustainable, responsible tourism is a high priority for 96% of Tourism Kelowna stakeholders and 86% of local Kelowna residents. Our team actively works to adopt, support, and promote sustainable tourism practices. To further this work and to gain knowledge about sustainability in the tourism industry, members of our team attended the third annual IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference in Victoria…

Tourism Kelowna Sustainability Update

Over the last year, Tourism Kelowna has started to focus on all facets of sustainability including equality, waste prevention, energy efficiency, transportation, purchasing, and more. During this time, our Kelowna Visitor Centre received Gold Certification from Sustainable Tourism and Tourism Kelowna became a Biosphere Committed Entity.  …

The Benefits of Biosphere Certification

More and more businesses in the Kelowna area and across the Okanagan Valley have made the decision to become a Biosphere Committed Entity. You may have heard about this program from the fantastic recognition that the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is receiving or from the information Tourism Kelowna has shared through our Industry News Centre. If you are still contemplating whether or not your business should participate, here are just a few of the benefits of the program…