The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is pleased to recognize these Corporate Partners that have strategically aligned their organizations with TOTA.
Through their efforts we are collectively able to build a Tourism Industry that is innovative, inspirational, and a leader among provincial, national, and international destinations.
TELUS is a leading Canadian telecommunications company with 12.7 million customer connections through its wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, internet, voice, television, entertainment, and video. TELUS has been recognized as one of Canada’s most valuable brands. Through its strategic partnership with TOTA, TELUS is the official supplier of communications solutions for the organization and for other tourism-related businesses in the Thompson Okanagan - helping the region’s tourism industry connect with its potential customers across Canada and around the world.
YLW is the 10th busiest airport in Canada, serving approximately 1.4 million arriving and departing passengers each year. A recent study shows that YLW’s total economic impact in 2010 provided 2,730 jobs, $140 million in wages, and $610 million in total economic output. As a TOTA Corporate Partner, YLW is helping to support the region’s tourism industry and, in particular, supplies airport services tailored to support regional getaway promotions and familiarization tours for visiting travel trade and travel media representatives.
Air Canada is the country’s largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-US trans-border market, and the international marketing to and from Canada. In 2010, the airline and its regional partners carried more than 32 million passengers, offering direct passenger service to more than 175 destinations on five continents.
As a corporate partner with TOTA, Air Canada serves as the organization’s official air transportation supplier and helps to support the tourism industry throughout the region.
SW Audio Visual offers a complete range of audio visual and presentation technology services throughout British Columbia and beyond with multiple branch locations. With over 75 full-time employees and a multi-million dollar inventory, services include audio visual and computer equipment rental, event staging, simultaneous interpretation, audience response and multi-microphone systems, exhibit and trade show solutions, webcasting, computer services, presentation management, press conferences and technical coordination for meetings, conventions, corporate events, and trade shows.
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association works closely with a number of partners that are integral to the success of the regional goals and the implementation of the objectives and recommendations outlined in the Thompson Okanagan Regional Tourism Strategy.
We applaud these organizations and their ongoing support of the Tourism Industry and greatly appreciate the collaboration, innovation, and resources they dedicate to helping all of us build a strong and vibrant tourism region.