Category - Tourism Industry News

Industry Alert: TourismOkanagan.ca Invoices

Friday, February 22, 2019 8:00 AM by Tourism Kelowna

Recently, numerous tourism businesses from Kelowna and across the Okanagan Valley received a ‘negative-option’ invoice for an annual listing subscription on a website called TourismOkanagan.ca; however, businesses did not request or seek out this advertising opportunity. Tourism Kelowna was notified of these invoices by some of our partners; in response, we issued a bulletin to alert our participating stakeholders of the situation and to confirm that our organization was not in any way affiliated with this company.
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.