Category: Industry News

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…

TNO Board of Directors and Management Staff meet in Sault Ste. Marie

Halfway through the calendar year, the Tourism Northern Ontario Board of Directors travelled to Sault Ste. Marie to meet with each other and senior staff. Among regular business, the Board discussed new marketing planning and provincial alignment, Tourism Excellence North progress, a new corporate communications strategy and updates on partnership initiatives. The Board also heard…

TNO partners with Fort Frances Visitor Information Centre

A partnership between Tourism Northern Ontario and the Town of Fort Frances will help the town to keep its Visitor Information Centre, located near a busy border crossing, operational for this tourist season.  Closed by the Province of Ontario in 2012, the centre has operated under a lease agreement between the town and the Province…

TNO looks to expand Experience Fishing across the North

Aligned with provincial and federal priorities to support and foster growth within Northern Ontario’s tourism sector, Tourism Northern Ontario’s Experience Fishing program is aimed at increasing visitation from emerging markets to angling tourism operations in the French River area. The program has been developed to support operator capacity, develop and enhance product offerings and access…

Developing the Lake Superior North Shore Tourism Strategy

Dean Main, Community Development Supervisor for the Township of Terrace Bay, has long been an advocate for a tourism strategy for Lake Superior’s North shore communities.  With the process now finally underway, Main can see the tourism potential of the region growing by leaps and bounds. “I’m more optimistic about our tourism industry here on…

Seeking Fixed Roof Accommodation Owner/Operators for Industry Feedback

Tourism Northern Ontario is currently conducting a survey of fixed roof accommodation operator performance in Northern Ontario.  This survey will have many benefits to this organization and for tourism in the Northern Ontario region.  As you know, accommodation performance data published through Statistics Canada is usually three years behind, and only collected from the traveller’s experience.…

 Tourism Excellence North seeks participants for tourism training mission in Traverse City, MI

Tourism Excellence North is looking for individuals to join them on their first-ever Best Practice Mission in Traverse City, Michigan.   A Best Practices Mission (BPM) is a working trip that showcases success stories from other leading travel destinations. The BPM connects you directly with the entrepreneurs, destination managers, and civic champions that are leaders…

Tourism Excellence North goes LIVE!

With a new site that is. After several months of development, Tourism Excellence North has unveiled a new website at www.tourismexcellencenorth.ca. The site is more dynamic, offering users a comprehensive online learning platform that will track their progress through the program, give them their own unique login and provide opportunities to apply for new experiences…

Festival and Events Ontario comes North! Want to come?

Festival Events Ontario Conference is being held in Sault Ste. Marie on March 1-3. This is the first time in over a decade this conference will be held in Northern Ontario. Tourism Northern Ontario is committed to connecting Northern tourism stakeholders, operators and organizations with valuable networking and training opportunities. Furthermore, TNO understands the importance…

And the award goes to…

Congratulations to the Owen Sound Transportation Company on the 2016 Tourism Northern Ontario President’s Award. This award, which was presented to Kaleena Johnson at the TNO Gala last Wednesday night, is presented to an individual or organization who demonstrates exceptional support, innovation or development to the tourism industry in Northern Ontario. The Owen Sound Transportation…