TOTA’s focus on industry and community development will assist in strengthening the tourism industry throughout the region. Key areas of action will include professional development, advisory services, building awareness of trends, aligning communities with Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation programs such as the Community Tourism Foundations and Community Tourism Opportunities programs, and working directly with communities and sectors to encourage innovative growth strategies.
Consider us your main resource when it comes to community tourism planning and development.
Community Tourism stakeholders and those eligible for its programming include: community tourism alliances, business associations, Chambers of Commerce, Community Futures Development Corporation, Destination marketing and or management organizations, Economic Development Officers, First Nations, local and regional Government, Tourism Advisory Committees and Visitor Centres.
For a description of how to work with Tourism BC and TOTA in Community Development programs, download the PDF Working with TBC and TOTA.pdf
For more information on the services that this department can provide to your community, please contact Simone Carlysle-Smith, Community Development Specialist for Thompson Okanagan Tourism at 250-860-5999 Ext 214 or contact us by email.