Sun Peaks poised for Chinese tourism boom

Tourism Sun Peaks at Showcase Asia in 2014. Courtesy Tourism Sun Peaks.

China is the fastest growing tourism market in the world today, and Chinese people are travelling to Canada in greater numbers than ever before. Colin Brost, director of market development for Tourism Sun Peaks (TSP), caught up with SPIN to discuss the benefits of Chinese tourism for Sun Peaks, and how TSP is working on the front lines in China to capture this huge market. In late 2009, Canada was granted … [Read more...]

Tourism activities make an impact in Business Awards

Alpine and Voyageur

Two of Sun Peaks’ unique businesses have been recognized for their contributions to the business community with nominations from the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Excellence Awards. The NorthWest Voyageur Company has been nominated for the Tourism Award, while local business owner Gemma Harris has been nominated for the Young Entrepreneur Award. Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks, … [Read more...]

B.C.’s tourism industry poised for job growth


B.C.'s tourism industry's human resource division, go2hr, is indicating that more than 100,000 tourism job openings are expected in the province by 2020, although labour shortages are expected to be felt as early as 2014. “Each region faces specific pressures within our industry,” says Arlene Keis, CEO of go2hr. “Sectors ranging from food & beverage and accommodation, to transportation and outdoor recreation … [Read more...]

Word of mouth is king


Now that the white of winter has given way to the green of spring, it’s only a matter of time before fun in the summer sun at Sun Peaks begins. And, unlike some of our resort brethren in the B.C. Interior, summertime at Sun Peaks is vibrant, full of life and filled with things to do. Golfing, biking, fishing, music, art, farmers’ markets, food and drink, festivals, paddle boarding, waterskiing — the list of things … [Read more...]

Labour market analysis to support resort communities


The government of British Columbia is investing nearly $70,000 to help build and expand the province's resort community workforce under a partnership with go2 Tourism HR Society. This five-month project, which is funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement, will identify resort community labour market trends, gaps, practices, and employee recruitment challenges in all 14 of … [Read more...]