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AtBC’s Online Aboriginal Tourism Expert Program

Travellers and those in the travel trade may not fully appreciate the variety of Aboriginal cultures, language groups, and traditional territories that still flourish today in British Columbia. AtBC has developed the online Aboriginal Tourism Expert program with the goal of increasing the knowledge amongst travel trade partners of BC’s …

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Destination BC 2015 stakeholder survey provides valuable feedback, shows positive trends

Destination BC’s 2015 annual stakeholder survey results are in, and satisfaction ratings with the organization and Destination BC programs rose among several segments of industry partners and held steady, at high levels, in others. The 2015 results showed satisfaction levels rose significantly among respondents from tourism businesses, Regional and Community …

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Ski Hills Best of the Best

Interior ski hills are getting their due from USA Today. The publication is in the midst of a reader’s poll looking for the ’10 Best’ in five categories pertaining to ski hills. The categories include: Best ski resort Best cross-country ski resort Best ski town Best Apres-ski bar Best terrain …

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Canada-BC Jobs Grant 2016 & What Training Means For Your ROI

As of January 4, the Canada-BC Jobs Grant has re-opened to accept applications for employee training. Self-employed individuals, co-op students and interns are included as potential candidates for this funding. And, small businesses and many industries found in our region are included in the eligible sector list. According to the …

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The New Building Canada Fund

What is it? The New Building Canada Fund (NBCF) is one component within the overall $53 billion New Building Canada Plan (NBCP). It is a $14-billion Fund that will support projects of national, regional and local significance that promote economic growth, job creation and productivity. Why is it important? Through the …

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Leisure Travel Outlook: Our Forecast for 2016

The U.S. travel industry will continue to grow in 2016, fueled by a strong domestic travel market. While regional performance will vary and the strong dollar and economic challenges abroad will test our ability in the short-term to grow international markets, overall the picture looks positive. In the absence of …

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Local Wineries Showcased

An online culture magazine from the U.K. is shining a light on the Okanagan with a recent collaboration of stories on local wineries. based in London, England, released a short documentary on Summerhill Winery, marking the Kelowna establishment as the largest organic winery in Canada. Prenille Raven is a …

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Low-fare flights start in February

A new “ultra-low cost” airline that will service Kelowna announced their schedule and fare structure Wednesday afternoon from the Kelowna airport. NewLeaf Travel Company launched it’s booking website Wednesday morning, and CEO and president, Jim Young, said the site had already crashed due to interest. The airline is offering one-way fares …

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