2021 Travel Media Update

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This year has started off with a bang in terms of media coverage for Kelowna, even while in the midst of a global pandemic. Many of the articles are the result of visits from several years ago or from relationships that have been built with media who have come to explore Kelowna several times…

2020 Media Review and Look Ahead to 2021

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Though 2020 wasn’t a traditional travel year, Kelowna and area did receive impressive coverage that will help in recovery efforts by keeping us in the mind of travellers for future trips. In addition, when province-wide restrictions were put in place in the fall, we worked closely with Destination BC to spread the “Stay local. Support local.” message. …

Travel Media Update

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Like many things, the world of travel-media relations has changed substantially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of mid-March this year, the travel media program here at Tourism Kelowna has been, for the most part, put on hold…

Tourism Kelowna Welcomes Carla Bechard

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Earlier this week, Carla Bechard joined Tourism Kelowna's team, taking on the Travel Media & Communication role. Carla will co-ordinate our earned media program, working with travel media and journalists to ensure our efforts are strategically connected to our overall destination marketing and communication strategy.…

12 Months of Earned Media Hosting and Coverage

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Tourism Kelowna enacts a number of marketing tactics in an effort to drive travellers to Kelowna and encourage visitor spending and participation in many destination activities and attractions. Our earned-media strategy works to showcase Kelowna as an urban, lakeside, culinary capital, surrounded by agriculture and natural beauty, perfect for year-round exploration…