Tourism Kamloops BOLD Hospitality Awards Nominations Open for Peak Tourism Season
For Immediate Release  
June 28, 2018, Kamloops, British Columbia – The Tourism Kamloops BOLD Hospitality Awards are back!  Nominations for 2018 open on July 1st – just in time for peak season. The BOLD Hospitality Awards are in their third year recognizing and celebrating local hospitality rock stars who provide exceptional service ensuring Kamloops visitors feel welcomed and inspired to return time and again.
“Our city and our tourism industry partners have really embraced the program and we are excited to launch nominations for 2018 in time for our visitors to be involved,” notes Monica Dickinson, Director Industry Relations & Communications.  “To have our visitors nominating our hospitality folks for their remarkable experiences truly speaks to the foundation of the program and builds credibility through organic recognition.”
Six awards categories for nominations include:

  • Food & Beverage “foh” of the Year (front of house)
  • Food & Beverage “boh” of the Year (back of house)
  • Accommodation “foh” of the Year (front of house)
  • Accommodation “boh” of the Year (back of house)
  • Tourism Attractions Leader of the Year
  • Tourism Services Leader of the Year

Nominations can be submitted online at and will remain open until October 31, 2018.  In 2017, 49 nominations highlighting 31 unique nominees were received and it is anticipated that these numbers will grow significantly as visitors participate.  To engage local tourism industry partners and visitors, window decals, tent cards and business cards are being delivered to 100 locations throughout the city with program details. 
Tourism Kamloops has once again partnered with the Kamloops Blazers to host a casual awards reception at the Valley First Lounge at Sandman Centre Wednesday, February 27th, 2019.
“It is great to take the BOLD Hospitality Awards to a new level,” adds Dickinson. “Our hospitality ambassadors exemplify what it takes to make Kamloops a warm, welcoming, remarkable tourism destination to 1.8 million visitors each year. In a highly competitive marketplace, exceptional hospitality and guest experiences set us apart from other destinations to keep us top of mind and places Kamloops as must visit BC city.”


Media Contact:
Monica Dickinson – Director, Industry Relations & Communications
Tourism Kamloops
C: 250.819.0151