Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Economic Impact Survey
TOTA is currently seeking to collect information regarding the economic impact of the current wildfire situation on tourism businesses throughout the Thompson Okanagan region. The goal is to provide the provincial government with a comprehensive overview of the effects on businesses both in directly affected and unaffected areas. In order to best communicate our collective voice, we are inviting all stakeholders and communities to bring their own experience to the table by completing a short survey. We thank you for your ongoing support and participation.
What is the name of your business?
What is the physical address of your business?
Where are you located?
What type of business do you operate? Please select all that apply.
Accommodation - Lodges, BnB's, Vacation Home Rentals
Accommodation - Hotels, Resorts, Motels, Hostels, etc.
Accommodation - Houseboats
Accommodation - RV Parks, Campgrounds
Attractions - Adventure
Attractions - Agriculture
Attractions - Arts, Culture, Heritage
Attractions - Golf
Attractions - Ski
Attractions - Spa & Wellness
Community - Chamber of Commerce
Community - Community DMO
Community - Economic Development Agency
Community - Municipal or Regional Government
Community - Tourism Visitor Centre
Festivals & Events
Food and Beverage - Restaurants
Food and Beverage - Wineries
Food and Beverage - Other
Parks and Park Operators
Retail & Customer Service
Please indicate your classification of impact at this time.
Under Evacuation Order
Under Evacuation Alert
Closed on Order
No Business Interruption - Cancellations Only
How many full-time (30 hours or more per week) staff do you have?
How many part-time (less than 30 hours per week) staff do you have?
Please indicate how many staff are unavailable for work due to evacuation or access closures.
Please indicate the number of staff laid off due to fire impact cancellations.
If under evacuation, ordered closed, or voluntary closure, are you paying staff wages during closure?
Have you contacted your business insurance provider? If so, please describe your experience accessing support for your business.
Please provide a detailed description of the business impacts you've seen to date. Number of cancellations by date, percentage change in business year over year, gate and door revenues.
If you are able to provide an estimate of the dollar value of cancellations or decreases in revenue you've seen to date, please include here.
If you coordinate events (festivals, rodeos, etc.) please share your regular event attendance.
For these events, do you have any insurance coverage to cover loss of revenue in the instance of a major natural disaster?
For the events that were NOT cancelled, please indicate difference in attendance numbers from 2016.
If you operate or manage a tourism attraction please describe the impact you've experienced due to the fire situation in the region.
Please indicate loss of revenue dollars, and/or number of visitors to your site.
Any other comments or considerations.
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