Manic Monday – Just a few moments of your time to answer some key questions….

Midnight Musings from our CEO

November 2nd will mark one year since the Thompson Okanagan received official certification as one of only 21 Biosphere Destination’s worldwide. Our team’s work and focus on this important file has not stopped since that time.

During the ensuing 10 1/2 months we have worked with our Interdepartmental Committee to identify numerous sustainability initiatives taking place around the region; launched the Biosphere Adhesion program for Stakeholders and Communities; engaged with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to support us with training workshops, which will be taking place this fall; and currently working on the action plan that is required as part of our ongoing certification activities.

In order to satisfy some of the action item requirements we have created a brief survey which we hope you will review and answer.

All of your answers to the questions remain anonymous and the results will be used as an aggregate number when reporting our information back to the Responsible Tourism Institute.

Sustainability is everyone’s business and critical to the successful future of the region. We thank you in advance to taking time to complete these questions and look forward to any questions or comments you may have.  Complete the survey.

For more information on the Biosphere Adhesion Commitment for Stakeholders and Communities and how you can become part of this program, which includes the GSTC Training, please contact Ellen Walker-Matthews at


A Few Highlights from this Week’s News Centre…

It is hard to believe that our Annual AGM and Summit will be taking place in just a few just over 2 months. We are very excited to be having this years event in Osoyoos, November 13th and 14th, and our thanks to the teams at Destination Osoyoos and Spirit Ridge who we are working closely with to ensure a great event.  We are also very pleased to have Mount Baldy work with Destination Osoyoos to host the evening reception on November 13th (read more).  Employee performance management is the topic at an upcoming Webinar hosted by go2HR and taking place September 20th (read more); Remarkable Experiences Training is taking place again this October / November and in the TOTA region workshops are taking place in the Cache Creek/Ashcroft area (read more).

Read all of this week’s News Centre stories 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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