Category - Industry Events

Lake Country Business Excellence Awards

Monday, February 25, 2019 8:00 AM by Chris Lewis

As the official Destination Marketing Organization for the District of Lake Country, Tourism Kelowna is proud to market and promote the many tourism businesses in the district, which is a world-class travel destination. This year, Tourism Kelowna sponsored the Tourism Excellence Award at the 2018 Lake Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, which took place on Friday, February 22, 2019, at The Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport.
With LGBT+ travel on the rise, it is more important than ever to ensure travellers in this growing market know that Kelowna and its surrounding communities are open and welcoming to everyone. To provide the tourism industry with an understanding of "how to effectively understand, value, and serve LGBT+ customers  and employees,"  CGLCC (Canada's LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce), in partnership with Tourism HR Canada (THRC) and the Government of Canada, are conducting a complimentary LGBT+ Inclusion Training session here in Kelowna on March 13, 2019.
The 2019 Central Okanagan Tourism Industry Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tourism Kelowna has once again partnered with the District of Lake Country, City of West Kelowna, and Destination Peachland to bring together the entire Central Okanagan tourism and hospitality industry.
On Tuesday, December 11, the Tourism Kelowna Society held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Kelowna Yacht Club, updating more than 100 attending stakeholders on how the destination marketing organization continues to grow Kelowna’s national reputation as a four-season outdoor destination of choice.