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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…

Tourism Northern Ontario Supports Travel Information Centre Signage

Recognizing the importance of our Northern Ontario Travel Information Centres (TICs) in providing valuable wayfinding and information services, Tourism Northern Ontario is working to have Canadian Tourism-Oriented Directional Signage (CTODS) signs installed to direct more visitors to our TICs.  This service would be provided free of charge for a three-year period to the Northern Ontario…

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…