In my position as Community Development Specialist, for the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association it is my role to liaise with community stakeholders including destination marketing/management organizations; economic development offices, visitor centres, business organizations, and local and regional government. With over 90+ communities and hamlets throughout the region it is effective to work with an identified lead tourism organization in each community wherever possible.
This newsletter is intended to provide general information about the activities of the Community Development department at TOTA and inform you ahead of time of initiatives that may require the support of your lead tourism organization.
Please provide your comments or suggestions for the newsletter so it will be of value to you. Contact me at anytime to talk community tourism and learn how we can be of assistance!
Simone Carlysle-Smith, Community Development Specialist
(250) 860-5999 Ext. 214
Prior to the launch of the Online News Centre, the Community News section of the TOTA Newsletters have been compiled for 2010-11.
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