recognition

The Thompson Okanagan Region and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is fortunate to have been recognized internationally for the work we have been doing in sustainable tourism management and development.

On November 2, 2017, we were officially accredited as the first destination in the Americas to have successfully achieved the Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification from the Responsible Tourism Institute.

 

designations + certifications

The Association is a proud DMAP accredited organization by Destinations International

The Association is a proud DMAP accredited organization by Destinations International

The Thompson Okanagan Region is a Biosphere Certified Gold Destination.

The Thompson Okanagan Region is a Biosphere Certified Gold Destination.

The TOTA office is Green Tourism GOLD certified by Green Tourism Canada.

The TOTA office is Green Tourism GOLD certified by Green Tourism Canada.

The Thompson Okanagan is a Global Top 100 Sustainable Destination and 2nd in the Americas 2018

The Thompson Okanagan is a Global Top 100 Sustainable Destination and 2nd in the Americas 2018


awards

Winner  • North America’s Responsible Tourism Award • World Travel Awards • 2019

Winner • North America’s Responsible Tourism Award • World Travel Awards • 2019

Winner  • World’s Responsible Tourism Award • World Travel Awards • 2018

Winner • World’s Responsible Tourism Award • World Travel Awards • 2018

Winner  • North America’s Responsible Tourism Award • World Travel Awards • 2018

Winner • North America’s Responsible Tourism Award • World Travel Awards • 2018

Winner  • Destination Award • Tourism for Tomorrow • WTTC • 2018

Winner • Destination Award • Tourism for Tomorrow • WTTC • 2018

Laureate  • Tourism Category • Place Marketing Award • Place Marketing Forum • 2019

Laureate • Tourism Category • Place Marketing Award • Place Marketing Forum • 2019

Finalist  • Best in Responsible Tourism • International Travel & Tourism Awards • 2018

Finalist • Best in Responsible Tourism • International Travel & Tourism Awards • 2018

Winner  • Innovation Award • BC Tourism Industry Awards • TIABC • 2019

Winner • Innovation Award • BC Tourism Industry Awards • TIABC • 2019

Finalist  • Land Use and Conservation • Real Estate Foundation Land Awards • 2018

Finalist • Land Use and Conservation • Real Estate Foundation Land Awards • 2018

Silver  • Excellence in Policy Planning (Small Town & Rural Areas) • Planning Institute of BC

Silver • Excellence in Policy Planning (Small Town & Rural Areas) • Planning Institute of BC

Finalist  • Sustainable Tourism Award • Canadian Tourism Awards (TIAC) • 2018

Finalist • Sustainable Tourism Award • Canadian Tourism Awards (TIAC) • 2018

Silver  • Community & Government Projects • SKAL International Sustainable Tourism Awards

Silver • Community & Government Projects • SKAL International Sustainable Tourism Awards

Bronze  • Multi-Year Economic Development • Population > 500,000 • IEDC • 2018

Bronze • Multi-Year Economic Development • Population > 500,000 • IEDC • 2018


nominations

 
Nominee  • Non-Governmental Organization • UN World Tourism Organization • 2019

Nominee • Non-Governmental Organization • UN World Tourism Organization • 2019

Nominee  • World’s Responsible Tourism Award • World Travel Awards • 2019

Nominee • World’s Responsible Tourism Award • World Travel Awards • 2019

 

affiliations

 
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is proud to be an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is proud to be an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.