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You will find information about Okanagan Tourism here, including minutes of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Agenda, Minutes, Audio of the Board and Governance and Services Committee Meetings.

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Of course the Hotel Companies would agree to a hotel room tax, they get free advertising at the expense of the people who rent the rooms and from the taxpayers of the City of Kelowna.  If the City of Kelowna would ask the people who rent the rooms if they wanted to pay, I doubt that they would agree. MRDT has resulted in the collection of $1.35 - $1.4 million annually

.pdf icon July 18, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.1 City Of Kelowna Hotel Room Tax Bylaw

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RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the June 18, 2013 letter from the City of Kelowna regarding the Hotel Room Tax Bylaw No.10853 be received;
AND FURTHER THAT the Regional District of Central Okanagan advise the City of Kelowna that the Regional Board has no comment.

Purpose:

Background:
Referral from the City of Kelowna for comment on the City of Kelowna Hotel Tax Bylaw No. 10853

The Regional Board in 2008 was provided similar correspondence and bylaw for comment and at that time the Regional Board received the correspondence and had no comment.

Kelowna staff is aware that this correspondence is not going forward to the Regional Board until July 18th and therefore extended their deadline for a response.

ADMINISTRATION
The MRDT funds are submitted to the Province of BC by each of the qualifying accommodation properties.

The Consumer Tax Branch of the Provincial Government will contact all of the qualifying properties and provide them with the appropriate forms and instructions on submission. A $20.00 per property per month administration fee is paid to the Province, which then returns the remaining funds to the municipality.
Based upon the bylaw agreement, the municipality will forward these funds in their entirety to Tourism Kelowna without the addition of an administration fee.

USE OF MRDT FUNDS
The implementation of the MRDT has resulted in the collection of $1.35 - $1.4 million annually, that when added to other Tourism Kelowna revenues, provides a total operating budget of approximately $2.58 million annually.

OTHER FUNDING SOURCES
The City of Kelowna currently provides Tourism Kelowna with three annual grants: sport tourism, general marketing, and Visitor Centre operations totaling $356,431. Under the guidelines for the implementation of this tax, this amount will continue to be provided. Tourism Kelowna also receives advertising revenue from tourism businesses and marketing and Visitor Centre grants from Destination British Columbia.

Leveraging and partnership opportunities have been created due to the implementation of the MRDT. The MRDT funds have allowed us to develop effective stakeholder co-op marketing programs and expand our involvement with such organizations as the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Destination British Columbia, The Canadian Tourism Commission, local product consortiums and other city DMOs.

 

Central Okanagan Hotel Room Tax Support

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio July 18, 2013 audio of entire RDCO Board meeting - .mp3 (6.24 MB)

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.pdf icon July 18, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

5. CORRESPONDENCE

5.1 City of Kelowna - Hotel Room Tax Bylaw No, 10853 (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

Correspondence from the City of Kelowna dated June 18, 2013 outlined that Council has, as it did in 2008, considered a Hotel Room Tax Bylaw and prior to final adoption has referred the bylaw to the Regional District for comment.

STACK/BAKER
THAT the June 18, 2013 letter from the City of Kelowna regarding the Hotel Room Tax Bylaw No. 10853 be received;
AND FURTHER THAT the Regional District of Central Okanagan advise the City of Kelowna that the Regional Board has no comment.

CARRIED

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August 12, 2010 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting

Nothing about RDCO Tourism plan mentioned in the Highlights of the Regional Board meeting, except in the audio and the minutes.

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio Audio of the entire Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting - Audio_Aug 12, 2010.mp3 - (48.5 MB)

Windows Media File Icon - click for help with audio August 12, 2010 RDCO Board meeting audio of only the Tourism Plan .wma (443 KB)

August 12, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting Agenda

There is nothing about RDCO Tourism plan mentioned in the agenda of the Regional Board meeting, except in the audio and the minutes.

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio Audio of the entire Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting - Audio_Aug 12, 2010.mp3 - (48.5 MB)

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August 12, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting Minutes

Director Items (Requiring Action)

a) Tourism Community Plan
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association recently did a presentation for the City of Kelowna encouraging other municipalities to work on a Tourism Community Plan. Mayor Shepherd suggested that the RDCO start working on a Tourism Community Plan for the Central Okanagan.

SHEPHERD/EDGSON
THAT Staff be directed to organize a workshop with the Regional Board and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association regarding a tourism community plan for the Central Okanagan.

CARRIED

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Windows Media File Icon - click for help with audio August 12, 2010 RDCO Board meeting audio clip of only the Tourism Plan .wma (443 KB)

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