March 28, 2016 - 5:30 PM
KELOWNA - Tourism Kelowna is proposing a new tourism information centre for the city’s waterfront near Kerry Park.
The tourism promotion group wants to put a $3.5-million glass-and-wood building at the foot of the Queensway jetty, on a piece of land supplied by the city.
Tourism Kelowna CEO announced the proposed information centre last week, saying time had passed by the old visitors centre on Harvey Avenue with its dwindling numbers and that through the wonders of technology, most tourists to the city already know where they are going and what they want to see.
The waterfront location would put it in front of more than 400,000 visitors, of which some 100,000 each year would find their way inside.
A rezoning application for the high-profile site must be approved by Kelowna city council.
Tourism Kelowna is funded by fees from over 300 tourism businesses as well as the two per cent hotel room tax applied to all hotel rooms in the city.
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