Author: Stephanie Hopkin

Tourism Northern Ontario brings product to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

A trip across the pond produces great results. Building on last fall’s successful German in-market business to business sales program that featured tour operators from Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland, Destination Northern Ontario recently presented Northern Ontario to British and Irish travel planners and agents. In just one year we have seen Northern Ontario product…

Tourism Excellence North Best Practice Mission learns from some of the best in Hatfield-McCoy

Why we travelled to the “Disney world of ATV riding in the US” to learn from our peers The conflict between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky is the most famous of feuds in Appalachia. Cause of the feud has never been determined but, whatever the reason, it has given rise…

The Northern Ontario Tourism Summit is quickly approaching… Register now to save 50%!

Tourism Northern Ontario is encouraging the industry to register for the largest northern tourism event of the year, the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit, this fall in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario. The early bird deadline falls on September 14th this year and we want to make sure our industry partners can take advantage of the special…

An Update for the Northern Ontario Tourism Industry

Tourism Northern Ontario is reminding the industry of its importance as an economic driver in Northern Ontario. Our tourism economy in Northern Ontario is greater than that of five provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Atlantic provinces) and the three territories. As an update to our industry, we have put together several quick facts: Northern Ontario welcomes…

Tourism Northern Ontario reminds visitors that Northern Ontario is open for business.

Despite a busy forest fire season, Tourism Northern Ontario is reminding visitors that it is business as usual for tourism operators in Northern Ontario. Although the affected areas in Northeastern Ontario only make up for one percent of the region’s geography, tourism operators have noted challenges as a result of the perceived danger of the…

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Northern Ontario Tourism Industry Leader Awards!

Our nomination package is now available online. Find it here.

Tourism Northern Ontario Partnership Program yields outstanding results: Over $2 million dollars leveraged in 2017-18.

Tourism Northern Ontario with its partners at FedNor worked with eight communities to develop bilingual tourism wayfinding signage to help to ensure an enjoyable visitor experience. This is a three-year initiative that offers partners 2/3rds of the funding they need to undertake their wayfinding signage programs. This past year saw 185 new signs created and…

Growing Snowmobile Tourism in the North: Ending the 2017-18 season on a high note.

  Spring has arrived in Northern Ontario and the snow has finally melted off the trails. The lingering winter season conditions in the Northeast provided excellent riding opportunities well into April this year, attracting riders from all over to come north. Unfortunately, in Northwestern Ontario the snowmobile clubs, volunteers and riders were challenged with an…

A Message from Workplace Safety and Prevention Services: New and young worker blitz starts May 1

Are you doing enough to protect the most vulnerable workers in your workplace from injury? The Ministry of Labour’s (MOL) new and young worker inspection blitz, May 1 to August 31, is a signal to Ontario’s workplaces to review and strengthen workplace procedures related to this group. Doing so could help you prevent injuries and…

Helping Operators & Communities Increase Visitor Appeal in 2018-19 

  Canadian tourism continues to grow at a faster rate than the global average. This pace is also true for Northern Ontario where we are home to a dynamic and diverse tourism industry that significantly contributes to our local economies. To meet the challenge of the changing marketplace Tourism Excellence North is offering core programming to raise…