Hodgkinson said a manager needed for events/sports tourism

City of Penticton: Hodgkinson, Tim — Council Candidate answers how would you go about boosting sports and other alternate types of tourism?

  • Nov. 13, 2014 3:00 p.m.

I am responsible for managing tourism marketing operations for the benefit of the whole community via the hotel room tax (two per cent). From the beginning, part of my overall strategy is to assist/collaborate with local organizations to ensure they achieve greater success in order to boost tourism numbers. This has proved highly successful and includes sports tourism events like Challenge, Granfondo and Okanagan Hockey School.

I have long recognized the need for a designated events/sports tourism manager and I’m delighted that, with revenue significantly up, I have already proposed using funds in my budget for 2015 to make that happen!