A group representing Asian market Receptive Tour Operators visited Big White, SilverStar and Sun Peaks recently to experience winter activities and tour restaurants and accommodations.
The Thompson Okanagan Region welcomed six representatives of Asian Receptive Tour Operators and Destination BC touring from March 4-7 at local ski resorts. These businesses act as local experts wholesaling tourism products for their partners overseas in Asia. During the familiarization tours, participants are able to experience the activities and products they promote and sell to better service their their clients.
After arriving into Kelowna International Airport, the first stop on the tour was at Big White. As has been the case this season, conditions were incredible. Lots of snow and blue sky created perfect touring conditions and the group was able to experience a wide range of activities including a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Team Big White ensured that the group was escorted and educated on all that is available at the resort.
After an overnight stay, the fam took advantage of the convenient shuttle services between resorts to visit their next stop, SilverStar Resort. Once again, mother nature created perfect conditions and from skiing to tubing to ice skating, there was something for everyone to try. The group was invited to participate in lessons at all three resorts while being personally escorted by the SilverStar sales team.
Another early start and the shuttle to Sun Peaks delivered the fam group in time to pick up their ski equipment and lunch in the heart of the village. Sun Peaks Tourism was on hand throughout the fam to join them for skiing and some lessons, inspections. After a farewell dinner at the Voyageur Bistro, the group settled in for the night to be ready for their next day of snowshoeing and hotel inspections.
The convenient airport shuttles were used to transfer the group to Kamloops Airport for the flights back to Vancouver and Calgary.