TOTA Annual General Meeting & Tourism Summit
November 14 + 15, 2018 — Spirit Ridge At Nk’Mip Resort By Hyatt | Osoyoos, BC
Drive for Sustainability
In the heart of Canada’s desert nestled in the South Okanagan, Osoyoos will be the host of this years Annual General Meeting.
Located on traditional Syilx territory and sacred to the Osoyoos Indian Band, Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort is devoted to promoting inclusion, reconciliation, and community building. A world-class facility that features a desert winery, sensitive landscape, and a coveted cultural centre, the setting embraces our vision for a sustainable future for all.
By recently joining The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, Spirit Ridge is now recognized globally as a unique and story-worthy staying experience, and is the first Canadian property, and only the sixth worldwide, to join the Unbound Collection. Rich in culture and historical relevance, this resort truly reflects this years theme, Drive for Sustainability, with their work in the preservation and education of the unique landscape through the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre.
In keeping with our theme of Drive for Sustainability, the Summit will focus on hearing from our partners such as Destination BC, Tourism Industry Association Canada, Tourism Industry Association British Columbia, Indigenous Tourism British Columbia, Destination Canada, and other industry stakeholders and representatives from the scientific restoration community, government, and Indigenous communities in the region.
This is the one event a year that gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our industry colleagues and work together as a region. We will have times of celebration, as our region has been recognized as the first in the Americas to achieve Sustainable Tourism Biosphere Designation, Certification based on the 17 United Nation Sustainable Development Goals in agenda 2030, and meet the guidelines from the World Charter on Sustainable Tourism +20. Additionally, we’ve received the World Travel and Tourism Council 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Award. And while these are all incredible recognitions, we are not done, and look forward to beneficial discussions on how we can continue our Drive for Sustainability.
The AGM and Summit is being hosted at Spirit Ridge in Osoyoos, and they have offered a group rate of $189 for a condo style room fully furnished with a gourmet kitchen. This price is available for the nights of November 13th-15th. To take advantage of this great rate, please call 250-495-5445. Please identify you are attending the TOTA AGM & Summit.
We look forward to welcoming you with Destination Osoyoos, our host community sponsor.