the stakeholder model

Since April 1, 2009, the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) has been operating under the “Stakeholder” model — no longer requiring paid membership.

The intent of the Stakeholder Model is for TOTA to embrace all tourism industry participants in the region by considering them as stakeholders, without a requirement to pay membership fees. By removing the fee structure the association will accomplish two significant goals:

  • TOTA will be able to fully represent the breadth of tourism product available in the region to the consumer, and

  • Participation in the co-op programs with Destination BC will be available to all qualified industry partners (tourism businesses & operators) in the region. Programs include a variety of co-operative marketing and advertising opportunities throughout the year including consumer shows; print advertising, online, radio and television campaigns.


Stakeholder Qualification

DO YOU QUALIFY AS A TOTA STAKEHOLDER?

In order to qualify as a TOTA Stakeholder and to be eligible for co-op marketing programs, you and/or your business MUST be involved in a direct tourism activity (i.e. tourists represent a substantial client base) within the Thompson Okanagan region AND meet one or more of the following criteria. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

 

 
 

Accommodation, Hostels and Campgrounds

  • In compliance with all municipal, regional district, provincial and federal regulations and bylaws, and

  • Minimum 2 Million Dollar insurance

Lodges and Vacation Home Rentals

  • In compliance with all municipal, regional district, provincial and federal regulations and bylaws, and

  • Minimum 2 Million Dollar insurance (including 3rd party liability)

 
 

 
 

Associations & Transportation

  • In compliance with all municipal, regional district, provincial and federal regulations
    and bylaws, and

  • Incorporated under the Societies Act or Boards of Trade Act

Houseboats

  • In compliance with all municipal, regional district, provincial and federal regulations
    and bylaws, and

  • Minimum 2 Million Dollar insurance, and

  • Coast Guard certified

 
 

 
 

Adventure, Ski, Golf, Attractions, Arts & Culture, Spa & Wellness, Agriculture &
Winery, Food & Beverage, Meeting Facilities, Rentals, and Gardens

  • In compliance with all municipal, regional district, provincial and federal regulations
    and bylaws, and

  • Minimum 2 Million Dollar insurance (including 3rd party liability)

Tour Operators (In and out of province)

  • In compliance with all municipal, regional district, provincial and federal regulations
    and bylaws, and

  • Tour operator registration

 
 

 
 

Parks

Must be one of:

  • Municipal

  • Regional

  • Provincial

  • Federal

Education

  • In compliance with all municipal, regional district, provincial and federal regulations
    and bylaws, and

  • BC Public Education

 
 

 
 

Learning/Enrichment

  • In compliance with all municipal, regional district, provincial and federal regulations
    and bylaws, and

  • Minimum 2 Million Dollar insurance (including 3rd party liability), and

  • Business license or Society registration

Events & Retail/Service

  • In compliance with all municipal, regional district, provincial and federal regulations
    and bylaws, and

  • Applicable insurance

 
 

 
 

Community

  • Municipal or Regional Government

  • Community DMO

  • Tourism Visitor Centre

  • Chamber of Commerce

  • Economic Development Agency


 
 

stakeholder registration

In order to become a stakeholder, please fill out the form below as completely and accurately as possible.

Does your business meet one (or more) of the above stakeholder criteria? *
Failure to comply may result in funding ineligibility.*
Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
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As a registered stakeholder, we would like to keep you informed through valuable, interesting, and relevant business information by sending you various types of emails.
Please indicate your preferences:
Indicate your type or business or activities your business offers:
Accommodation:
Arts, Cultural, and Historical Experiences
Attractions
Cities/Towns
Entertainment
Festival and Events
Food & Wine
Land Activities
Rest & Relaxation
Tours
Transportation
Water Activities
Winter Activities
Associate (not eligible for funding or a seat on the Board of Directors - criteria above not required to be met)
Please Specify if "Other" selected: