In the photo – The visiting German travel journalists dine at the Cahilty Creek Restaurant with TOTA International Market Experiences Specialist Howard Grieve (third from left) and escort/driver Tom Ryan (right). TOTA photo
From Jan. 10-16, three German travel journalists were hosted by TOTA, Tourism BC, and the Canadian Tourism Commission on a visit to experience winter adventure in the Thompson Okanagan region.
Arriving in Kelowna and departing from Kamloops, this group participated in a full range of activities including downhill skiing, nordic skiing, heli-skiing and snowshoeing at Silver Star, and downhill skiing and snowmobiling at Sun Peaks Resort.
The journalists took a couple of breaks from their outdoor adventure activities – first, to relax and experience the best of Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, and second, to take in the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival at Sun Peaks Resort.
The group from Germany was escorted on their tour and had the opportunity to ski with Nancy Greene and Al Raine and other stakeholder suppliers who hosted them at their properties during their adventures. Conditions were exceptional and on the last day the group dined with Howard Grieve, TOTA's International Market Experiences Specialist, at the Cahilty Creek Restaurant, in Nancy Greene's Cahilty Lodge at Sun Peaks Resort.
These journalists were most impressed with the wide variety of winter activities that are so close-at-hand in the region, and that offer something for everyone – which is so different from the situation in Germany. The journalists said they are keen to learn more about the history of German immigration and investment in the Okanagan and North Thompson regions.