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Does your business offer a winter experience? Let us know by emailing info@route97.net It’s that easy! Your website URL will be listed on the Wonder of Winter Activities web page on Route 97!   Your winter experience will be recorded in our Winter Inventory so we can communicate with you and promote our Winter Experiences. To […]

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TOTA and Green Tourism Canada Host 1st in a series of Webinars

Thursday February 11th TOTA and GreenStep Solutions/Green Tourism hosted the first in a series of complimentary webinars to assist in informing stakeholders on the topic of improving sustainability performance. If you missed the first webinar ” What Travelers Want but Aren’t Telling You” you can view the webinar content at http://www.greentourismcanada.ca/tota/. The next webinar will […]

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The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) was honored to fund and present over $7,500 worth of annual awards to university students enrolled in Tourism and Hospitality programs at Okanagan College and Thompson Rivers University this fall and the BC Hospitality Foundation. The TOTA Tourism Excellence Scholarship is given annually to a student enrolled in their […]

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CITAP, TOTA, Winter Event Marketplace, 2015, Travel Trade, RTO, DMO,

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association once again attended the Canadian Inbound Tourism Association (Asia Pacific) (CITAP) Winter Event that was held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.  CITAP was formed in 1997 to create an association that would represent the Asian tour operator community in the tourism industry. CITAP supplier and DMO members exhibit in an […]

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Canada's West Marketplace, Kelowna, BC, Glenn Mandziuk, buyer and seller appointment

Canada’s West Marketplace travel trade show is a partnership between Travel Alberta and Destination British Columbia. This year, the marketplace took place at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre in Kelowna, BC from November 16 – 19. This four-day, four-night event combines appointments, social events, networking opportunities, and pre/post familiarization tours into an […]

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TOTA Industry and Community Development Specialist, Simone Carlysle-Smith hosted the 5th Annual Community Forum at the TOTA Summit. TOTA provided an update on key projects in the past year which focused on sub-regional partnerships utilizing Destination BC program, Community Tourism Foundations with tourism plan updates for Shuswap and Boundary Country. Community Tourism Opportunities program key […]

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TOTA Summit Highlights Over 200 attendees gathered for 2015 TOTA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Summit at Manteo Resort in Kelowna over the two-day event October 28th and 29th. Check out the highlights of the event and we hope you will join us next year! Key Highlights of the Summit: Destination BC We were joined […]

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October 26th was the first formal workshop for the Remarkable Experiences Pilot group working together as a tourism cluster focused on the development of the  KVR Rail Trail. Lead by Trevor Jurgens and attended by Destination BC’s Ninette Ollgaard,  Jennifer MacIntrye and TOTA Team member Ellen Walker-Matthews the day proved to be highly insightful with […]

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Resource for Businesses – Labour We are pleased to connect our stakeholders with a valuable resource to support your labour requirements with Mobilize Jobs. For more information about the program, download the Mobilize Employers Brochure, or visit www.Mobilizejobs.ca. Mobilize has created an innovative program that transplants young, motivated employees from across Canada directly to your […]

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