Author: Stephanie Hopkin

NORTHERN ONTARIO TOURISM SUMMIT SET FOR THUNDER BAY

(Thunder Bay, ON) – After a successful three year tour around the North, Tourism Northern Ontario (TNO) is pleased to invite operators, tourism organizations and professionals, municipalities and all levels of government to the fourth annual Northern Ontario Tourism Summit as it returns to Thunder Bay, ON, November 15 – 17, 2017. This week, the…

Tourism Northern Ontario’s International Markets Initiative

TNO Executive Director, David MacLachlan, represented Northern Ontario on an International Sales Mission to Europe last month. Tourism Northern Ontario’s International Marketing program is a long-term initiative that involves working with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC), sub-regional partners and operators in a joint effort to promote and sell Northern Ontario product to international buyers…

Visitor Experience Strategy: Parks Canada gets rolling on new product development initiative.

This spring, Parks Canada initiated a Visitor Experience Strategy (VES) to help further define product development and marketing direction for the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) for the next three-five years.  The VES will identify where infrastructure and investment should be placed to ensure a high level of visitor experiences while maintaining a…

Designing High-Yield Experiences to Showcase Northern Ontario’s Unique Stories, Cuisine and Culture

Tourism Excellence North (TEN) is going to be on the road again with a series of innovative workshops this fall and winter in 13C. First up will be an Experiential Travel Training for Operators workshop in Terrace Bay October 30-November 1.  This will be an interactive session for 12 tourism operators which will provide the…

A Grassroots Plan: Superior Country embarks on a strategic planning journey

In partnership with Tourism Northern Ontario and NOHFC, Superior Country is aiming to take a grassroots approach to identifying industry needs and assessing ways to foster an organizational culture that is responsive and adaptive to change. With this in mind, a strategic planning workshop will take place during its upcoming AGM to seek input into…

In Search of his Namesake Lake: A British adventurer had a mission in Greenstone

What would motivate someone to travel all the way from the United Kingdom to Greenstone?  For Terry Hindson of Yorkshire, England, it was for a chance to dip his toes into “his” lake. With his wife Andrea preparing for a North American tour with her choir, Hindson decided to conduct an online search to see…

TEN Coordinator interviewed by CBC Radio

Karen Peacock represented Tourism Excellence North and Tourism Northern Ontario in a CBC radio interview earlier this month.   Tourism Excellence North was recently given an opportunity to speak with CBC radio. TEN’s coordinator, Karen Peacock, did an excellent job at representing TEN, and informing listeners about the program and upcoming workshops. Karen described the…

Tourism Northern Ontario represents MTCS in Winnipeg

The Canada Games were in Winnipeg from July 28 – August 13, 2017.  This featured over 10,000 athletes and volunteers, over 8,000 room nights with an estimated economic impact of $153 million.  The Forks was the epicentre for the games, festival and activities.  This area featured a main stage (for bands), pavilions, vendor tents, food…

Hopping on board the ‘Foodie’ Train.

Tourism Northern Ontario partners with communities across the North to continue development on culinary tourism strategies.   Whether they’re coming to Northern Ontario to fish, tour or visit family, there is one thing that all tourists have in common. They eat! And when on vacation they usually eat a bit more than usual, likely four or…

Shedding a new light on Northern Ontario: Tourism Northern Ontario hosts breakfast at RVC, Calgary

Working closely with Jonview Canada, OTMPC, Farrell + Partners and overseas representatives and contacts, Tourism Northern Ontario built an overseas team to represent the region at RVC2017 in Calgary. TNO hosted a fully attended informational breakfast for European buyers at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary.  There wasn’t an empty seat in the house, and the…