Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017
2017 is being predicted to be a banner year for Penticton tourism. To quote, Don Kendall, president of the Peach Festival Society, ‘’ everyone is expecting August to be one of the biggest months in history.’’ Kendall said that he has come to know that there is already a dearth of rooms for the book in August. Series of celebrations and events with long weekends, Peachfest and ITU World Championships, demand for accommodation is constantly on rise.
To quote Kendall, ‘’peachfest needs a lot of rooms,” said Kendall, noting that they have marching bands and floats coming for the parade, along with other performers for the 70th annual festival. I expect it to be the biggest ever. We have a lot of special events to be planned.”
David Prystay, general manager of the Lakeside Resort considers that summers are going to be quite busy in Penticton, especially with ITU and Challenge Penticton. He said, ‘’ both of those are great adds for the city.’’ To quote Thom Tisch, executive director Travel Penticton, ‘’ with the events coming in, that’s great news. Sometimes puts a bit of a strain on available accommodation resource. I think it bodes well for us.”