Wells Gray Tours won the Employer of the Year award at the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Business Excellence Awards March 26.
Each year, TOTA recognizes excellence shown by tourism businesses and organizations within the region when it hosts the Tourism Excellence Awards at the annual Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Industry Summit.
The category of Employer of the Year is focused on the implementation of excellent human resources practices, staff retention, company benefits and maintaining both high levels of customer and employee satisfaction
The nomination that was put together by the staff of all five Wells Gray Tours offices (Kamloops, Kelowna, Pentiction, Vernon and Victoria) was a complete surprise says Roland Neave, founder and owner.
During his acceptance speech, Neave described how Wells Gray Tours started in his parents’ basement, running tours only to Wells Gray Park.
Forty-one years later, the company travels all over the world to all seven continents.