TOTA Corporate Sponsors
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is pleased to recognize those Corporate Partners that have strategically aligned their organizations with TOTA. Through their efforts we are collectively able to build a Tourism Industry that is innovative, inspirational and a leader in among provincial, national and international destinations.
Telus is a leading Canadian telecommunications company with 12.7 million customer connections through its wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet, voice, television, entertainment and video. TELUS has been recognized as one of Canada’s most valuable Brands. In 2011 the company invested more than $600 million in British Columbia to extend the reach and speed of its advanced wireline and wireless broadband services. TELUS also offers leading business applications and services including Unified Communications, Data Centre Solutions, Security Solutions, Collaboration Solutions and Customer Experience Management Solutions. Through its strategic partnership with TOTA, TELUS is the official supplier of communications solutions for the organization and for other tourism-related businesses in the Thompson Okanagan – helping the region’s tourism industry to connect with its potential customers across Canada and around the world.
Air Canada is the country’s largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market, and the international market to and from Canada. In 2010 the airline and its regional partners carried more than 32 million passengers, offering direct passenger service to more than 175 destinations on five continents. As a corporate partner with TOTA, Air Canada serves as the organization’s official air transportation supplier and helps to supports the tourism industry throughout the region.
YLW is the 10th busiest airport in Canada, serving approximately 1.4 million arriving and departing passengers each year. A recent study shows that YLW’s total economic impact in 2010 provided for 2,730 jobs, $140 million in wages, and $610 million in total economic output. The airport offers 62 daily non-stop commercial flights with Air Canada, WestJet, Alaska Airlines, Central Mountain Air, and Northwestern Air – linking the region to Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, Victoria, Prince George, Edmonton, and Red Deer, plus seasonal service to the U.S. and Mexico. As a TOTA corporate partner, YLW is helping to support the region’s tourism industry and, in particular, supplies airport services tailored to support regional gateway promotions and familiarization tours for visiting travel trade and travel media representatives.
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SW Audio Visual offers a complete range of audio visual and presentation technology services throughout British Columbia and beyond with multiple branch locations.
With over 75 full-time employees and a multi-million dollar inventory, services include audio visual and computer equipment rental, event staging, simultaneous interpretation, audience response and multi-microphone systems, exhibit and tradeshow solutions, webcasting, computer services, presentation management, press conferences and technical coordination for meetings, conventions, corporate events and trade shows.