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Rolling right along… A highlight on cycling product development in Northern Ontario

Tourism Northern Ontario (TNO) has made major strides in shifting from the creation of product development strategies into the implementation stages with the nine “best bet” products and experiences that include: angling, snowmobiling, nature and adventure, auto and RV touring, cycling, culture & heritage – Group of Seven, international, wayfinding and gateways and communities. With…

Register now for a 2018 Tourism Excellence North Workshop!

Register Now for Tourism Excellence North (TEN) Workshops!   Register for Tourism Excellence North’s training offers being held this Spring 2018.  Read on for links to registration or go to www.tourismexcellencenorth.ca for more information.   Group Workshop Moving Tourism in Your Community from Ideas to Action, May 15 – 16, 2018 in Blind River, Ontario…

Northern Ontario aims to go Global

Canada’s tourism industry continues to see strong growth as a favoured destination of overseas visitors.  Tourism Northern Ontario’s international initiative began with a training, sales and marketing strategy that sees working with Jonview Canada, the leading Canadian inbound operator, and lead sub-regional partners like Northeastern Ontario Tourism, Algoma Country, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder…

Wayfinding Program Expands in Northern Ontario

FedNor announces additional funding for the program in Sault Ste. Marie The federal government announced  $390,000 to leverage the already existing Tourism Northern Ontario Wayfinding Program. Community partners and MTCS will be leveraging equal amounts bringing the entire campaign to $1.2 million. The program will help individual communities design, produce and install bilingual tourism wayfinding signs.…

Tourism Northern Ontario looks forward to 2018

The board and staff at TNO are heading full speed into 2018 with a top priority on their minds: to make Northern Ontario a destination of choice by championing growth in the industry through strong communication and collaboration with partners. Everything Tourism Northern Ontario is involved with is deeply rooted in partnership. There has been…

Catching Up With… A Conversation with Gerry Cariou, Executive Director, Sunset Country

  Fall is probably the busiest time for staff at numerous tourism organizations and businesses and Sunset Country is no exception. We caught up with Gerry Cariou to see what he and his team have been up to. TNO: The fall/winter season is the time when many travel organizations are finalizing their literature and making…

Snowmobile from Hearst to Greenstone….and On and On: New Regional Trail Generates Excitement

“You’re telling me I can ride a new trail, over 200 kilometres, then once I get there, I can ride another 200, all while experiencing the beauty of the boreal forest? Yes please!” That’s what Greenstone’s Tourism Coordinator Brent Henley says he’s been hearing a lot of lately. After several summers of clear cutting by…

Waterfront Development at the Top of Lake Superior

Nipigon Makes Great Strides in Tourism Traditionally a “mill town”, Nipigon saw its economy changed when its major employer, a plywood mill, burned to the ground in the winter of 2007 leaving some 120 residents out of work. As a destination of choice for international anglers and hunters for over 100 years, and as the…

Building on Brands: A Move Towards Greater Competitiveness

To increase domestic and international tourists and tourism expenditures, Destination Ontario developed its new brand, “One Discovery Leads to Another.” Recognizing that every provincial region is unique, the brand brings together the diverse and dynamic tourism offerings across the province and the fun and ease by which tourists can explore it. The logo “Yours to…

Northwest Ontario: Showcasing our Signature Experiences

Northwestern Ontario Has Lots of Signature Gems The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (now Destination Ontario) launched Ontario Signature Experiences (OSE) in 2014 to promote and market must-see travel experiences that will appeal to global target markets. The OSE program is designed to showcase the best and most unique tourism experiences in the province that…