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Do Planet & Profit Need to be at odds?

DestinationThink! is getting ready for its Summit in New York in October (pdf) and one of the themes is titled Profit and Planet. Partly in preparation, the following discussion formed the third in a series of interviews conducted by David Archer of Destination Think! earlier this summer – see postcards. …

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Documents reveal what public says about national park

Thousands of people, including hundreds from the South Okanagan, gave their views on a proposed national park reserve last fall in response to the provincial government’s Intentions Paper. That feedback is contained in about 5,000 pages of documents obtained by the Wilderness Committee under Freedom of Information and publicly released …

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NewLeaf drops 4 cities

NewLeaf, the discount travel company that stirred up the market when it began operation in July, has announced it will temporarily suspend flights this fall into four cities, including Kamloops. The Winnipeg-based firm announced Thursday it will not serve the city, along with Regina, Saskatoon and Victoria, between Nov. 1 …

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Preserving Okanagan’s Agricultural Resilience

Organic Okanagan ( was formed in July 2015 by community leaders committed to creating a comprehensive organic network, collaborating with farmers, industry, consumers and all residents. “Our goal is to bring balance and harmony back to our environment and to nurture and regenerate the land and while doing so, become …

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Que Syrah, Syrah… or Shiraz?

Until Australia’s inventive winemakers decided to call their Syrah-based wines ‘Shiraz’, the original historically correct and generally blended wines – grown in the Rhône Valley in southeastern France – were quietly sinking into comparative obscurity. Today, the best-selling Shiraz wines in British Columbia are consistently ‘Cellared in Canada’ blends of …

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Tourism in Canada Goes Green

KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ – The world’s largest sustainability certification program for the tourism industry will now be helping Canadian tourism businesses to reduce their environmental impacts. Through a regular dose of complimentary webinars, white papers, how-to-guides and checklists, Green Tourism will help the Tourism Industry Association of …

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Grape harvest looks great

According to the B.C. Wine Institute, this year’s grape harvest is on track for another excellent vintage. After an unseasonably warm spring, followed by an early summer, Serendipity Winery’s Katie O’Kell was concerned the harvest would take place much earlier than normal at her estate Naramata vineyard. However, the cooler, wetter weather moved …

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Destination Canada News

2,379,215 great pieces of news for our tourism industry Numbers were up this summer! Check out June’s Monthly Tourism Snapshot for key statistics, including details on Destination Canada’s key markets and how we stacked up against our competitors. Want to see previous months? Check out our website.      Read More Prime …

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Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum 2016

The “Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum” is taking place October 19 – 20, 2016 at the Ramada Hotel, Kelowna Sponsored by WorkSafe BC, Western Financial Group and go2HR Education and Information Sharing The Ideas Forum is designed to provide BC Lodging and Campground Association members and guests with an inexpensive …

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