PENTICTON, BC – Nominated in three separate categories, Ogopogo Tours was selected for the Tourism Excellence Award at the 2019 Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards presented by McPhail Kilt Makers. This award, sponsored by Travel Penticton, celebrates exceptional contributions to Penticton’s tourism sector.

“Having enjoyed my life in this wonderful and diverse region, it’s my pleasure to share it with guests from around the globe.” said Darren Sweet, CEO, Ogopogo Tours.

“I wanted to make a living while doing no harm, our company has been sustainable and carbon neutral since we launched in 2015. Sustainability goes beyond emissions to include sustainable relationships with guests, local businesses, the tourism industry and our community.”

The Tourism & Hospitality Industry has a significant impact on the local economy and brings valuable social, environmental, and cultural benefits to the region. Ogopogo Tours is committed to bringing its unique blend of exceptional service and community-oriented values to this industry, in the Okanagan-Similkameen and its hometown of Summerland, BC.

A Biosphere certified company, Ogopogo Tours works closely with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association to reduce inequalities in the tourism value chain and make sustainability a foundation of each business decision.

Ogopogo Tours would like to congratulate each of the nominees and winners of the Business Excellence Awards and thank the entire region for making this a welcoming, top rated tourism destination.

About Ogopogo Tours:

Ogopogo Tours strives to create the “Best tour ever!” with sustainability in mind. They guide unique tour experiences for small groups of guests seeking personalized service. They showcase the beauty, culture and history of the region while enabling fun and inclusivity for everyone. Shared, private, bespoke and multi-day tour options with departures from throughout the Okanagan and Lower Mainland are available year-round. Their guests include visitors from 30 different countries. Six new jobs were created this year while doubling their fleet size.