Manic Monday – Getting back at it…

Midnight Musings from our CEO

January 2018 is well underway and whether your holiday season was short or extended it is now time to get back at it!  The Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) Industry Conference is coming soon with registration filling up and you should make sure you don’t miss out.

This year’s conference is being held in Kelowna at the Delta Grand by Marriott from March 7th – 9th.  If you have never had the opportunity to attend this event before, this is the perfect year with it being held in the Thompson Okanagan region.

TIABC is our industry’s voice to government, advocating on important issues and ensuring the concerns of tourism are heard and understood. Under the strong direction of its CEO Walt Judas and industry-led board or directors this organization is considered a leader across Canada and is only strengthened by the ongoing participation of its members.

Take the opportunity to learn more about TIABC and set aside time to attend what promises to be an outstanding conference!

For more information and to register for the conference go to


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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