April 18 - 22
The Thompson Okanagan is an incredible region filled with diverse climates and communities. It is a place of inclusivity and gathering, composed of vineyards, valleys, orchards, mountains, desert, rivers, and lakes.
Nestled in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, the Thompson Okanagan is a diverse area covering approximately 71, 600 km² / 27,644 mi². Home to over 90 communities and over 200 licensed wineries, the landscape is as varied as the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies to the semi-arid climate of the Okanagan Desert.
It is a region rich in Indigenous culture, sun-soaked valleys surrounded by sweeping grasslands and connected throughout by water.
The Thompson Okanagan Region was officially certified as the first destination in the Americas to have successfully achieved the Sustainable Tourism Accreditation from Biosphere International and the Responsible Tourism Institute.
In April 2018, the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association was named this year's winner of the prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Award during the World Travel and Tourism Council Summit in Argentina. These Awards recognize and celebrate inspirational and world-changing initiatives in tourism taking place all over the globe.
From April 17 to 22, Pancho Campo and his Team will travel to the Thompson Okanagan Region to record a documentary for the Planet Future Foundation and program.
The goal of this trip is to show the tremendous diversity of the region and why its has become one of North America´s most sustainable and environmentally friendly tourist destinations.
While in the region, Pancho will conduct a presentation and a guided wine tasting to promote the Green Wine Future conference under the name of "The Wine Industry in a Changing Climate".