Tourism to get new website

Comprehensive Summerland tourism website will launch late April.

Visitors to Summerland will have a comprehensive website, separate from the Chamber of Commerce, beginning in late April.

Christine Petkau, manager of the Summerland Chamber, said the new site has a tentative launch date of April 28.

The 80-page site will have comprehensive tourism information.

“It will be a really good showcase for our town,” she said.

At present, tourism information and information for chamber members are on the same site.

The new site will allow tourists to find the information they need, without including business information.

Meanwhile, the chamber’s site will also undergo a makeover this spring.

The new site will include a more functional business directory and information about the various member businesses.

Petkau said the improvements will make the search feature easier to use.

The new chamber site is expected to be in place some time this summer, Petkau said.

The chamber represents all Summerland businesses.

It is the third largest chamber in the Thompson-Okanagan region, behind Kelowna and Kamloops, and it is one of the 25 largest in the province. There are more than 125 chambers in the BC network alone.



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