Travel Classics invites the world to celebrate our region

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association one of the key tourism regions hosting international media at conference

What do you get when you combine about 75 inquisitive minds, six tourism regions and two hours of opportunity? A bunch of fun, thanks to the organizers at Destination British Columbia who put on the 2019 Travel Classics event in Whistler, Sept 26 -29, 2019.

Nestled in the snow-capped Coast Mountains, Travel Classics West 2019 is “unlike any other conference on Earth”. It is the opportunity for travel writers from across the globe to meet, collaborate and experience the unique attributes British Columbia offers as a tourism destination. Travel Classics is a community of writers, editors and tourism professionals that features two annual conferences – the International conference and the Travel Classics West, which included pre- and post-conference tours in region. As a valued member of the DBC family, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association was invited to attend and host a table at the registration event. Featuring wines from within the reason, TOTA invited visiting journalists and editors to develop their own Meritage, blending together cabernet franc, merlot
and pinot noir into a unique yet delicious sample.

Post-trip, TOTA is engaging with journalists who expressed interest in visiting the region, many of whom share the values of TOTA and its stakeholders around sustainable tourism, wellness and luxury travel. If you are interested in highlighting your business or organization to journalists in region, please contact Cait Wills at

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