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Letter: Visitor centre vital for my business

Kelowna - As a new business owner, I understand that visibility and exposure are key to my success

To the editor:

My name is Stuart Lang, and I was born in raised in Kelowna. I am a new tourism business operator and my business, Smile Cycle Tours, provides tours through Kelowna’s beautiful and energetic downtown.

Every day, I share my love of Kelowna, while I make my guests smile and laugh as we tour through our downtown cultural district. I also enjoy helping my guests discover and support several Kelowna businesses. People come from nearby and far away to enjoy what Kelowna has to offer.

As a new business owner, I understand that visibility and exposure are key to my success. You must operate where people are to connect with them and the experience they have matters for our entire community. This in one of the central tenants of the visitor center. As a community, we need to continue to draw visitors to Kelowna and do everything we can to help them when they are here so they will come back, spend in our community, and tell others about their experience. The new visitor center is key to a strong visitor experience and I support the project.

I chose to set up my business here in Kelowna, in its vibrant tourism industry, and I’m looking forward to welcoming more people to this community, which I am so proud to be a part of.

Stuart Lang, Kelowna