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…

Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Events: May 13-19

While we may not be able to meet in-person for the time being, numerous organizations are hosting webinars and virtual events that seek to provide information, to help us stay connected, and to inspire new ways of thinking. Each week, we’ll share some of the upcoming webinars and virtual events you can attend…

COVID-19: Preparing to Reopen

Like you, we are eagerly awaiting Premier Horgan’s address this week, where he will provide more details about the provincial government’s plans for reopening the economy. Based on messaging from public health officials, we predict that many of the physical distancing measures currently in place are likely to remain, in some capacity, for the foreseeable future. As such, we want to provide you with some of the key points about re-opening that have been discussed so far.…

Knowledge Base: Social Media Guidelines, Best Practices, and Toolkits

The global tourism industry has been put on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with instructions that it is still not safe to travel, the sector continues to be at a standstill. However, we do know that travel will return and that we will again be welcoming visitors to our communities. So, as a business, it's important that you continue to reach out to your followers to educate, inspire, and provide a reprieve from the heaviness of the current conversation. …

When it Matters Most Kelowna Retains Top Spot as Mid-Size City for Sport Hosting

For the second year in a row, Kelowna has been nationally recognized by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) as the top mid-size city (population 50,000 – 150,000) in Canada for sport hosting. The award recognizes the collaboration between the City of Kelowna and Tourism Kelowna on attracting national championships and international competitions hosted in 2019 and those awarded for 2020 and beyond…