Manic Monday – Happy New Year and Welcome to 2018

Midnight Musings from our CEO

If you are tired of the standard New Year’s lists of things that you are committing to and subsequently ignoring, try selecting and committing to a single word to define your upcoming year. I say select loosely as the word usually finds you rather than the reverse. Interestingly over the years these words, in reflection, have often been very prophetic.  You may be surprised at how hard it is to shake off that one word and how it may propel you forward over the next 12 months.

Write it down, tuck it away, make it your mantra and watch life unfold around it!


A Few Highlights from this Week’s News Centre…

From all of us at the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, we wish you and your family a very safe and happy holiday season. We look forward to working with you in 2018 and hope you will find time to learn more about our many programs and get involved throughout the year in various events, workshops, and marketing initiatives taking place throughout the region.  The following are a few things you may want to “save the date” for in 2018 including: Tourism Industry Association Conference (TIABC) this March in Kelowna;  go2HR and TOTA’s Regional Tourism Job Fair also in March in Kelowna (read more); the Annual TOTA Golf Tournament in late August, location to be announced and the Annual TOTA AGM and Summit in early November, location pending. Other programs we hope you may take time to learn more about and take part in this coming year are the Remarkable Experiences Workshops (read more), Destination Development Planning Sessions and our Route 97 marketing Campaign (read more). For more on all of these items and much more check out Website at

Keep following and contributing to TOTA’s Facebook and Twitter sites throughout the week; send us your stories, photos, events and remarkable experiences. Make sure the industry knows what is happening around our region.  Be sure to use #route97 and #explorebc when posting your tourism shots and stories.

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