In Focus posted September 27 2012
In Focus | Distinctly Kelowna Tours
Distinctly Kelowna Tours is one of the Okanagan Valley's leading tourism businesses. Founded in 2003, the business quickly faced a great challenege when the Okanagan Mountain Park wildfires swept through the region and brough tourism to a standstill. Committed to showcasing our beautiful region and all that it offers, the team at Distinctly Kelowna tours pulled through and have built a successful and thriving business that continue to give back to the community.
Distinctly Kelowna tours took some time to answer our questions, and you will find their answers below.
What is your name of your business/organization?
Distinctly Kelowna Tours
What does your business/organization do?
Winery Tours, Custom Tours, Transportation
Where can people find your business/organization online?
What is your Twitter account?
What is your Facebook account?
What is your mission?
To create memorable experiences!
If you could achieve one thing within your field, what would it be?
To be recognized as an organization that gives back to the community.
If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
Small Business of the Year, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
Where do you want your business/organization to be in 5 years?
A leader in the industry by offering new and innovative tours. Having a very strong online presence. Continue to foster and maintain excellent relationships with community partners.
What 3 qualities do you feel that your business/organization exemplifies?
What would you like to say to your employees/volunteers?
Thank-you for your commitment, passion, hard work and teamwork!
How does your business/organization impact the community?
Promotion of tourism in the Okanagan. Aid the environment by reducing the number of vehicles on the road. Support a number of local charities.
What is the best part of operating in Kelowna?
The community has a thriving tourism industry. It is a large center with a small town feel.
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Conducting a charity wine tour, with all the proceeds going to the Kelowna SPCA.
If you were trapped in an elevator with several wealthy investors from any field, which field would you want them to be experts in? What would say to them/talk about?
Marketing. I would ask them how to best market the business in a competitive field, and how to maximize the use of online marketing.
What other businesses/organizations in Kelowna would you recommend to others?
What is your favourite event in Kelowna?
Paws for a Cause - SPCA
If I could change 1 thing about Kelowna, it would be:
Infrastructre, i.e. roads and traffic patterns.
What do you think makes Kelowna great?
The weather, the beaches, parks, wineries and golf courses.
My choice for the Kelowna In Focus is:
Some general comments I would like to share are:
The tourism industry is a fun and exciting industry to be a part of and we would not be successful without the support of our community partners. Thank-you!
In Focus is our gift to the community. A way for us to help show our recognition for the people, businesses and organizations that help make our city great. The team at WelcometoKelowna.com is passionate about this community and the people that make it amazing. We want to show our friends, neighbours, family and colleagues that we notice them and the fabulous things that they do. We encourage you to leave your comments and words of support below, and submit your own nomination using the links to the forms located on the left navigation, near the top of the page. Thank you, Kelowna!