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Register Now! We are proud to announce that this year’s Annual General Meeting & Summit’s theme is “Drive for Sustainability,” and we hope you can join us this year! Located on traditional Syilx territory, Spirit Ridge is devoted to promoting inclusion, reconciliation, and community building. A world-class facility that features a desert winery, sensitive landscape, […]

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After winning North America’s Responsible Tourism Award at the 25th Annual World Travel Awards, the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is excited to announce we are a an official nominee for the World’s Responsible Tourism Award 2018.  The World Travel Awards is a renowned global initiative that celebrates distinction and recognizes collective success in the travel and […]

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With our municipal elections having taken place just moments ago I could not help but think about two interesting issues that surround all elections. Most importantly to applaud all of those individuals brave enough to be willing to put their name forward. Realizing the personal attack they will face, the scrutiny and the social media […]

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Ogopogo Tours received the Sustainable Resource Industry Excellence Award from the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber. This recognizes their commitment to sustainable tourism including the first Biosphere Industry certification in North America. Their right-sized vehicle policy, alternate fuel use and carbon neutral certification allow them to operate with net zero emissions. The goal of Ogopogo […]

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All *new members who join the Tourism Industry Industry Association of BC (TIABC) between October 11th and December 31st, 2018 will be entered to win one (1) free registration to the 2019 BC Tourism Industry Conference. Join today and be entered to win! TIABC’s vision is “For tourism to be recognized as one BC’s leading […]

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Ring in the New Year with your name in lights. Stop for a photo on the red carpet as you’re transported to old Hollywood at Sparkling Hill. Enjoy a 3-course dinner in PeakFine Restaurant and live entertainment, then dance the night away as the DJ pumps up the energy on the dance floor at your […]

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Four Course Dinner Wine and Cocktail Pairings (Optional non-alcoholic cocktails available) EARLY BIRD (PURCHASE BY OCT. 21)   $69 TICKETS (AFTER OCT. 21)    $75 plus tax & gratuity For reservations for information: info@quaaoutlodge.com www.quaaoutlodge.com 1.800.663.4303

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Kelowna businessman Saug Sekhon is tearing down a perfectly good hotel near the corner of Highway 97 and Highway 33 in Kelowna. “Kelowna is a destination for tourists and this product wasn’t good enough from our experience,” said Sekhon. So it’s coming down. In its place: A brand new hotel with American flair. Microtel — […]

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A new sign that speaks to the Penticton Indian Band’s roots in the Okanagan was unveiled Wednesday afternoon at Manitou Park in Naramata. The idea of assigning an Indigenous name to the park arose through an ongoing collaboration between the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen and PIB. When suggestions for the name “Eagle’s House” came […]

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In a scene that has played out for countless centuries, thousands of sockeye salmon are making their way from the Pacific Ocean to spawning grounds deep in the B.C. Interior. It is a one-way trip for the large red fish as they die either en route to the spawning grounds of soon after spawning. The […]

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SuperHost Foundations of Service Quality is a comprehensive, practical introduction to the principles of providing a quality service experience. Nexus BC is offering a one-day classroom course on Oct. 25 in Enderby. This course is ideal for people who are either entering the workforce for the first time or after a significant break, or are […]

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As noted in last week’s Manic Monday there are a number of ways you can engage with activities in our region taking place over the next couple of months but time is quickly running out on two important opportunities: This Week Tuesday and Wednesday – GSTC Training Biosphere Adhesion / Committed Company – As part […]

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Effective October 9th, 2018 Hoodoo Adventure Company announced today that together with local investors they have purchased Chute Lake Lodge in Naramata BC and will take over operations effective immediately. The Hoodoo-led investor group intends to invest in renovations to refresh the historic recreation property while ensuring to honor its history in order to offer […]

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As a result of the very successful 2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale Craft Beer and Cider Festival, the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society was able to donate $60,000 in net proceeds to charity in the community. At a presentation held on October 11th, 2018 in Penticton Okanagan Fest of Ale Board of Directors, event volunteers, […]

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According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fuelled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an upswing […]

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Read the Full Report Here: July 2018 Tourism Snapshot – Destination Canada Key Highlights Include: • With 11.8 million visitors year-to-date July 2018 (+1.0%), global overnight arrivals to Canada surpassed the previous peak established in 2017. Overnight arrivals from Destination Canada’s ten international markets eased up +0.7% YTD following a slight drop in July (-0.8%), caused […]

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Destination Ambassador, the second course in go2HR’s SuperHost suite, expands on the skills learned in Foundations of Service Quality and empowers participants to contribute to a positive visitor experience of a community. This interactive half-day classroom course is delivered in partnership with local visitor centres, chambers of commerce, and regional tourism associations. Destination Ambassador is […]

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Join over 250 of your aviation colleagues in celebrating the achievements of the 2018 industry, scholarship winners and BCAC’s 80th Anniversary. Great venue, great food, and silent auction supporting BCAC’s scholarship fund. For sponsorship opportunities, tickets, or for more information visit http://bit.ly/BookSWA REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 $135 – BCAC Member $160 – Non-Member $95 […]

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Exclusive Local October Offer Slip away from the ordinary and make time for your body and mind with this exclusive October local special at Sparkling Hill. Rates starting at $199 CAD per night weekday (Sun – Thurs) and $229 CAD per night weekends (Fri & Sat). Offer is based on double occupancy. INCLUDED WITH YOUR STAY Resort Inclusions: Daily […]

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Connecting to the platform allows travel agencies to carry out work with a wide range of entertainment products quickly and effortlessly. In their turn, the agencies’ clients get access to entertainment, excursions and transfers in all major tourist regions of the world, at the best prices and with round-the-clock support in English, Arabic and Russian. […]

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For the final production in Many Hats’ eleventh season we’ve picked a classic Norm Foster play that not only has a great message but also contains the brilliant dialogue and hilarious twists that Canada’s most produced playwright is known for! On a First Name Basis  tells the story of David Kilbride (Eric Hanston) a successful but […]

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The results of the 2018 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards are in, and we are pleased to announce that Monte Creek Ranch Winery took home a medal! In 2018, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, with support from the Government House Foundation, and The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society announced a new partnership in recognizing […]

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TOTA AGM & Summit Register Now! We are proud to announce that this year’s Annual General Meeting & Summit’s theme is “Drive for Sustainability,” and we hope you can join us this year! Located on traditional Syilx territory, Spirit Ridge is devoted to promoting inclusion, reconciliation, and community building. A world-class facility that features a […]

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We often hear that stakeholders want to know how to better engage with TOTA and are interested to learn more about our programs. There are numerous stakeholder opportunities at the moment and I thought I would take the time this week to briefly outline many of the programs currently available: Route 97 Guide and Website […]

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Join the Kamloops Symphony for a special Halloween themed concert filled with music of the supernatural and occult at A Dark And Scary Night. There are two performances of this concert; Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre. The festival of Halloween has ancient roots and was an occasion […]

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Read the Full Report Here: Multi – National Travel Trends Key Highlights Include: Number of Trips vary widely by Country Mexican and Chinese travelers take the most trips, while Canadian travelers take the fewest Not all Vacations are created equal Argentinian travelers take the longest vacations on average, while Japanese travelers takethe shortest International or Domestic […]

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Join TIABC and ABLE BC for a free webinar to learn what proportional representation is and why your vote matters this fall. Guest speakers Maria Dobrinskaya and Bill Tieleman will engage in a friendly debate about proportional representation and how it could impact BC’s tourism and hospitality industries. During the 2017 provincial election, the BCNDP […]

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O Spa Health & Wellness Centre is proud to have earned our QAA designation. Our achievement as one of only 21 Spas in Canada to have the Quality Assurance Approved Spa distinguishes O Spa as an industry leader. It  sends a clear message to our guests that we adhere to the highest industry standards related […]

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As 2018 continues to pass us by, it is that time of year to slow down and reflect on the blessings that surround us and remind ourselves to share our gratitude with loved ones. Make spending time with family and friends a priority over this long weekend and join us for a delectable Thanksgiving dinner […]

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Come check out what the Caron Winery Solution has to offer at the first annual Fortify Conference on November 7, 2018 at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Don’t miss this one-day business conference and tradeshow for fermenters and distillers, featuring presentations from industry professionals and experts. This conference is coordinated by the Business Alliance for Artisan Fermenters […]

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