How We Can Help

Tourism Kelowna is here to help make your planning easier. Below are a few of the services that we provide:

  • RFP Distribution. Let us distribute your request for proposal (RFP) to the appropriate hotels and venues here in Kelowna.  We are also happy to create an RFP for you to save you time. 
  • Familiarization Tours. Let us help you get more familiar with Kelowna. Tourism Kelowna will plan and host your visit to our city. If you are interested, please complete our FAM request form
  • Event Promotional Tools
  • Kelowna photos
  • Event Inspiration from our @meetKelowna Instagram feed 
  • Visitor Information onsite. Contact us to find out more about having our knowledgeable travel counsellors at your event.
  • Virtual Visitor services. Provide us with your event hashtag or twitter handle and we will monitor it for you for destination assistance.
  • To ensure your attendees enjoy their time in Kelowna please contact Kelowna’s Visitor Centre to order the Official Kelowna Visitors' Guide, Welcome to Kelowna bags, Kelowna’s map, Kelowna’s Wine Trails brochure, and Kelowna’s Local Flavours brochure. 
Kelowna is the Perfect Fit for your next Meeting or Event


Contact Us

Jennifer Horsnell, CDME

Director of Business and Destination Development

250.861.1515 ext. 205

Contact Jennifer to: Participate in co-op marketing programs for Meetings & Conventions, discuss your new business or product for the meetings & Conventions market, participate in familiarization tours for Meeting Planners, and receive bid preparation and hosting consultation.

Julia Garner, CMP

Business Development

250.861.1515 ext. 217

Contact Julia to: Arrange a FAM tour or site inspection, discuss logistics for trade show attendance and industry events, request and/or order promotional materials and collateral for your conference or event.

Colin McGuinness

Business Development Sports & Events

250.861.1515 ext. 209

Contact Colin to: discuss new event hosting and funding options, receive assistance with bid preparation and hosting challenges, promote your next sporting event, discuss opportunities to promote your business to the sport event market.

Pat Gappmayr

Business Development Consultant - Eastern Canada


Contact Pat to: Participate in familiarization tours for Eastern Canada meeting planners, receive bid preparation assistance for planners, and receive hosting consultation for Eastern Canada planners.

Nicolle Gomez de Sousa

Business Development Consultant - Western Canada & Washington State


Contact Nicolle to: Participate in familiarization tours for Western Canada & Washington State meeting planners, receive bid preparation assistance for planners, and receive hosting consultation for Western Canada & Washington State planners.