Manic Monday – Why should you come to our AGM and Summit

Midnight Musings from our CEO

We are just two weeks until this year’s TOTA AGM and Summit will be taking place in Osoyoos and we hope if you have not yet registered to attend that you will do so today!

Once again, we believe the lineup of speakers and panels will be informative and interesting and that you gain valuable information and insights to use in growing and adapting your tourism business.

As highlighted in our recent e-blast; we are honoured to have our BC Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Lisa Beare, who will be speaking at the Summit on Tuesday afternoon November 13th, followed by a Question and Answer session.

As with any event, its success is a collective effort that starts with strong sponsors and we are very proud to have a committed group of organizations who make each years’ Summit possible. This year our Major Sponsors include: Destination Osoyoos, Mount Baldy, Air Canada, YLW, TELUS, go2HR, Green Step, Fortis BC,  Let’s Go Transportation, Mobilize, Waterways Houseboats and the numerous generous stakeholders and partners who have donated to the live and silent auction.

Why should you register and take the time to join us?  The reasons are numerous, but in short;

  • there are many key challenges and opportunities facing our tourism industry and this is an opportunity to listen, learn and question;
  • the world of tourism is evolving quickly with research and big data playing a major role and our panels will shed some light on where things are headed;
  • sustainable, responsible tourism is critical and as we move forward it is imperative to know that this means so much more than changing lightbulbs and managing waste and how you can get involved
  • you might just have some fun, meet new colleagues and develop new partnerships

To Register go to:


A Few Highlights from this Week’s News Centre…

Time is running short to register for this years AGM and Summit but we would sure like to have you join us, register today. Congratulations to UBCO on a major milestone is reached as they have signed a new letter of co-operation to explore the creation of a Green Construction and Training Centre (GCTRC) in the Okanagan Valley (read more); It is never to soon to be thinking about employees for the coming year and Okanagan College has announced their winter Business and Employee Expo; save the date and attend February 6th (read more); ending on a further celebratory note, Poplar Grove Winery came up #1 at the fourth annual Judgement of BC for their 2014 Red Blend and Laughing Stock took 2nd spot with their 2015 Portfolio, outstanding news! (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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