Reminder to Register: Upcoming Regional Industry Workshops

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), in partnership with Destination British Columbia (DBC), is pleased to announce Industry Development Workshops taking place in the region early this year.

Register early to reserve your place.

Join us for a free session, to learn about the resources and tools available through Google that can help your business thrive, including Google Analytics, Google my Business, Google Ads, and others through a series of free workshops.

The Grow with Google program is intended to support small businesses grow and succeed online by providing training, resources, and support materials for a variety of Google products.

Includes three workshops (Reach Customers Online with Google, Get Your Business Online, and Using Data to Drive Business Growth) delivered in one 5-hour session. Learn tools and tips that your business can use and get answers to some of those burning Google questions you may have from our digital team.

  • Osoyoos on January 22, 2020. Registration deadline is January 15.
  • Salmon Arm on February 19, 2020. Registration deadline is February 12.
    Register here.
  • Vernon on February 20, 2020. Registration deadline is February 13.
    Register here.
  • Cache Creek, on February 22, 2020. Registration Deadline is February 15.
    Register here.
  • Kelowna on March 26, 2020. Registration deadline is March 19.

Designing Remarkable Experiences

Join Destination BC and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association for a two-day workshop and explore how your business can deliver local, authentic experiences that are designed with the BC traveller in mind.

Using a step-by-step approach, the workshop will introduce you to experiential tourism concepts and best practices, leveraging traveller data, hands-on activities, and group input to help you enhance your existing product offerings or develop entirely new traveller experiences.

  • Kelowna on January 28-29, 2020. Registration deadline is January 21.
    Register here.
  • Penticton on March 24-25 19, 2020. Registration deadline is March 17.
    Register here.

This session is for business owners and/or staff of tourism businesses or organizations, such as museums or attractions, that are actively involved in creating visitor experiences or can influence experience development decisions within an organization. Ideally, this is for businesses that have been in business for at least one year.

Have questions? Contact Vice-President Destination and Industry Development, Ellen Walker-Matthews, at

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