Tourism Kelowna Virtual Town Hall: May 14

On Thursday, May 14, from 1-2 p.m. PDT, Tourism Kelowna hosted an online town hall, where the following panelists shared insights around business recovery, response plans, and recently announced resources available to assist tourism-related businesses in understanding and enrolling in COVID-19…

Survey Shows Local Tourism COVID-19 Impact

As the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve quickly and with directives from public health officials advancing daily, is it clear that this pandemic is having a significant and direct impact on our community. Last week, we sent out our first survey to Tourism Kelowna’s voting stakeholders to hear how COVID-19 is directly impacting our local tourism industry…

2020 BC Tourism Industry Conference Recap

The 2020 BC Tourism Industry Conference, organized by the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC), was held last week in Victoria, BC. Over 400 delegates from around the province attended to learn about and discuss issues facing our provincial tourism industry.…

Arriving Soon in Kelowna

There are some exciting additions to the tourism landscape taking place in Kelowna this year. Here is a quick look at some of the new product offerings visitors will be able to enjoy when they travel our city…

Is Tourism Housing Affordable?

Tourism Kelowna stakeholders will soon receive an online survey being issued this week to tourism businesses throughout the Kelowna area. The survey has been commissioned by Tourism Kelowna and the City of Kelowna as part of a broader study designed to assess the housing needs of tourism sector employees…

Canada's New Tourism Strategy

Canada’s new Tourism Strategy, announced last week, is focused on job creation for the middle class, with a goal of creating 54,000 new jobs by 2025. The strategy, which is based on the three pillars listed below, seeks to increase international arrivals in winter and shoulder seasons by over 1…