Three Kelowna businesses nominated for 2020 BC Tourism Industry Awards

The annual award ceremony recognizes excellence in the province’s tourism sector

Three local businesses are finalists for 2020 B.C. Tourism Awards, to be presented March 5 at the Victoria Conference Centre as part of the annual B.C. Tourism Industry Conference.

Big White Ski Resort and Ogopogo Tours were nominated for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture – Accessible Tourism Award.

The award recognizes a significant contribution by a B.C.-based tourism business/attraction to making the province an inclusive and welcoming destination for everyone.

Wicked Wine Tours’ Gerald Lafortune was also nominated for the GoRVing Canada Customer Service Award.

This award recognizes frontline employees whose exceptional customer service contributed to outstanding travel experiences for visitors.

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The B.C. Tourism Industry Awards recognize excellence in the province’s $18.4 billion visitor economy.

“Recipients best exemplify outstanding service, solid business practices, innovative marketing, and deliver tourism experiences that contribute to the success of B.C.’s tourism industry,” said conference organizers.

For more information about this year’s conference, visit

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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of Ogopogo Tours.

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