Category: Industry News

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…

Call for Nominations: Tourism Northern Ontario Industry Leader Awards

Tourism Northern Ontario is proud to announce the first annual call for nominations for their Industry Leader Awards to be presented at the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit. Tourism Northern Ontario Industry Leader Awards Award Categories Industry Leader – Marketing and Communications Industry Leader – Workforce Development and Training Industry Leader – Product Development Industry Leader…

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…

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.…