volume 22  Jun 12,  2021

The Inca Trail and its impact on community-based tourism




Working Together with Local Communities and Governments for a Better Destination Management Through UNWTO.QUEST

Lessons from Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association’s experience with the UNWTO.QUEST Certification

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is a not-for-profit society governed by the BC Societies Act. We are an industry-led organization, governed by an elected Board of Directors, who represent and support business and community tourism interests throughout the Thompson Okanagan region.
TOTA is one of six regional tourism organizations in the province of British Columbia that work under the Super, Natural British Columbia brand as an official representative of Destination British Columbia, and whose mandate includes destination development and marketing.
Its mission is to stimulate ongoing sustainable growth by embracing the value of tourism through community engagement, innovative leadership in promoting authentic experiences, and inspiring creative collaboration.

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  •    Welcome Remarks

    Jafar Jafari

  •    Introduction

    Kazem Vafadari
    Sonia Figueras

  •    Presentations by speakers

    Ellen Walker-Matthews
    Mike Overend

  •   Cultural break

    Cultural Intermission: a short representative video.

  •   Discussion and Q/A

    Kazem Vafadari
    Sonia Figueras

  •   Conclusion

    Jafar Jafari
    Kazem Vafadari

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