KRT Updates & News

KRT Online updates
KootenayBrochures.ca showcases all the print pieces for the Kootenay Rockies.  Brochures, maps & guides are displayed on the online bookshelf. It’s a one-stop shop for consumers to view online, share, order and download. Make sure your brochure is included with the Kootenay Rockies family of brochures. Sign up or renew today!
Online Image Bank re-designed
Kootenay Rockies Tourism offers an image bank of high resolution photos available to the tourism industry and travel media for use in promotion of travel in the Kootenay Rockies region. Browse the new site and watch for newly uploaded photos. Please note, while the new site is live, we are actively working at enhancing the Search function with useful Tags.
Questions? or can’t find a certain photo?  Please contact us.

Winter Experiences & KootenayRockies.com

Does your business offer a winter experience? We are enhancing the on and off-mountain winter activities section of our consumer website KootenayRockies.com as well as developing content for travel media, social media and travel trade.

We will also be including winter content in our 2018 Touring & Exploring Guide to shine the light on this region as a true winter destination that offers world-class on-snow activities.


KRT Launches regional Tourism Career Awareness Campaign
From challenges in finding skilled workers, employee housing crisis and poor perceptions of tourism as a prime source of employment and promising career opportunities, labour challenges are a real barrier to delivering outstanding visitor experience and growing our region as a world-class travel destination.

With the baby boomers rapid departure from the work force, combined with industry growth, labour shortages in our region are expected to increase drastically over the next few years. Kootenay Rockies Tourism is stepping up to address labour challenges in our region through a number of exciting initiatives and strategic partnerships.

The ‘Love Life. Love Work’ campaign is set to showcase the significant perks of working in tourism and hospitality in the Kootenay Rockies region and feature the diverse and promising career opportunities the industry offers as well as the very unique lifestyle, passionate community and rich mountain culture.

The campaign will drive web traffic to the Kootenay Rockies regional page on go2HR’s website where students and job seekers will access inspirational videos and stories, job postings, training and education opportunities and other resources such as career profiles, tips and tools to search and apply for jobs and more. Part of the campaign will also include a series of events to feature tourism and hospitality as a prime source of employment in the region.

LoveLifeLoveWork.com


go2HR’s Industry Health & Safety Specialists Designated to Tourism Regions in BC

Each BC tourism region will have a designated Industry Health and Safety Specialist available to assist tourism and hospitality employers with their occupational health and safety needs, announced January 23, 2017 by go2HR BC’s tourism industry human resource association.

Stephanie Mallalieu will be responsible for businesses and employers in the Kootenay Rockies region. She will be available to provide support and act as the go-to contact for help and resources on occupational health and safety, and the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program.
BC tourism and hospitality employers with fewer than 20 employees can now participate in the Certificate of Recognition Program (COR) that is specifically designed for them. It is an occupational health and safety audit, certification and incentive program, rewarding employers that go beyond the legal requirements by taking the ‘best practice’ approach to health and safety in the workplace.


NEW Map Guide for 2017
We’ve begun production on a brand new print piece called the Kootenay Rockies Map Guide.  The publication will showcase four of the region’s iconic attractions with imagery, mapping and cross-referencing to display and formatted ads.

Draft cover mock-up/still subject to approval
The product categories to be featured are:  POWDER HIGHWAY (Winter experiences), HOT SPRINGS (Wellness, retreats, spas), GOLF and SIP & SAVOUR (wineries, breweries, distilleries, eateries).  Click for more info or book your ad today.


New Business showcase for this month

FERNIE
Lizard Creek Lodge
, Fernie Alpine Resort’s  premiere ski in/ski out property has opened the new Neve Spa, adding to the luxury experience.
GOLDEN
One of the Kootenay’s newest micro-breweries, Whitetooth Brewing Company offers a tasting room, Growler refills and wholesale.
NELSON
The Backroads Brewing Company is creating a buzz around Nelson – opening soon with its planned intimate tap room and growlery.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden; BestImpressions.org top banner photo