Tourism activity adds revenue

Tourism in Summerland is continuing to bring visitors to the community, according to statistics from the Summerland Chamber of Commerce.

Tourism in Summerland is continuing to bring visitors to the community, according to statistics from the Summerland Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber manager Christine Petkau said there are around 9,000 visitors a year, according to records from the Visitor Information Centre.

She added that figures from the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association place the estimated value of tourism on Summerland’s economy at $50 million a year.

For 2013, the chamber is working to develop a special tourism website, separate from the chamber’s existing website, to promote tourism opportunities and amenities.