Tourism Week in Canada 2022: Celebrating our Local Tourism Industry

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Each May, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and tourism associations across the country, including the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) and Destination BC (DBC), spearhead Tourism Week in Canada, which acts as "an annual invitation for all tourism partners to come together to champion and promote Canada’s destinations, tourism businesses, and employees – from coast to coast to coast." …

Showcasing the Value of Tourism in Kelowna: Pride Week

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To further showcase the importance of our local tourism industry, we are connecting with our stakeholders, industry partners, and other local businesses and organizations to find out more about what tourism means to them. In celebration of Kelowna Pride Week 2021, which runs from October 23 – 31, we connected with the Kelowna Pride Society and DunnEnzies Pizza Co., an LGBT2Q+ owned and operated local business that offers "a safe, inclusive and diverse space" for the community at all three of their Kelowna locations. …

Showcasing the Value of Tourism in Kelowna: Culture Days

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To further showcase the importance of our local tourism industry, we are connecting with our stakeholders, industry partners, and other local businesses and organizations to find out more about what tourism means to them. For this edition, we connected with a few of the organizations involved in Kelowna Culture Days, a month-long arts and culture celebration that kicked off last week and runs until October 24. …

Showcasing the Value of Tourism in Kelowna

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Prior to the pandemic, tourism in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan was a $2.1 billion dollar industry. As a vital economic driver in the region, there is no doubt of the value that tourism brings, generating close to 13,000 jobs, $443 million in visitor spending, and $204 million in tax revenues for…