The Tourism Kelowna Sales Team has added two dynamic individuals: Nicolle Gomez de Sousa and Julia Garner to assist in our efforts to sell Kelowna as a Meeting, Incentive Travel and Sport Event destination.

Nicolle Gomez de Sousa
Tourism Kelowna Business Development Consultant in Calgary

Nicolle Gomez de Sousa joins our team as the new contract Business Development Consultant in Calgary.  Nicolle will sell Kelowna to her database of meeting planners in Calgary for us, two days per week.  Nicolle has extensive sales experience in hotels such as the Sutton Place Hotel Toronto, Delta Lodge at Kananaskis,  Sheraton Eau Claire, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Western Resort and even Lake Okanagan Resort right in our backyard.  Nicolle has recently returned from a maternity leave and we are fortunate to find someone so knowledgeable about Kelowna and so connected to the corporate meetings market in Calgary.  You can reach Nicolle at 587-716-5599 or at

Julia Garner
Tourism Kelowna Sales Coordinator

Alexa Creelman’s summer contract as Sales Coordinator came to a close at the end of August, and she is embarking on an adventure with an internship in Peru that will help her gain experience in her chosen field of International Relations. We look forward to keeping in touch. Julia Garner replaces Alexa Creelman as our Sales Coordinator. Julia has also worked in some well-recognized hotel properties, such as Delta Calgary Airport, Calgary Marriott Hotel and the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria.  After relocating to Kelowna, Julia started working at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery where she oversaw the venue bookings and events.  Julia’s passion for memorable events with extraordinary attention to detail will help keep the rest of the Sales Team in line.  You can reach Julia to discuss Tourism Kelowna’s events, trade shows and FAMs at 250-861-1515 ext. 217 or at