Midnight Musings from our CEO
Without question, it was an exciting moment last week when for the second year in a row the Thompson Okanagan has been presented with the award for Responsible Tourism Destination at the 26th Annual World Travel Awards (WTA).
It was a tremendous honour to be recognized once again for all of the work the region and tourism stakeholders are undertaking in the area of sustainable and responsible tourism management and development.
This year however we are also very pleased to note that the Thompson Okanagan has been selected to host next year’s North America Awards Gala presented by the WTA. These awards will see more than 300 delegates join us in the region next October 2020 thanks to our partnership with the City of Vernon and Predator Ridge. This will also mark the first time in the 27 year history of this event that it will take place in Canada.
We all win when the Thompson Okanagan region is recognized on the world stage and that is further enhanced when we are selected to play hosts. We hope you will find ways to get involved as we begin to make plans for next year’s gala. The World Travel Award is once again the Thompson Okanagan’s but this time in more ways than one!
Glenn Mandziuk, TOTA President & CEO