Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Tourism

Research Purpose

The COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a halt. Now with restrictions lifting, the travel industry must tackle the daunting task of rebuilding. There is already plenty of research to show the post-pandemic traveller will be changed in many ways, and the industry will have to adapt.  For RTO 12, the big question is how will these changes specifically impact tourism to the region (and its 1,800+ operators). The answer will determine how the region should respond to those impacts.
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Explorers’ Edge Launches Travel Package for Permanent & Seasonal Residents

For Immediate Release

Explorers’ Edge Launches Travel Package for Permanent & Seasonal Residents
Campaign to support tourism industry calls on everyone to get out and explore their own backyards

(Bracebridge…July 16, 2020) … One of cottage country’s regional tourism organizations is offering permanent and seasonal residents $50 in cash vouchers to spend at participating accommodations, attractions, restaurants, shops and events throughout Algonquin Park, the Almaguin Highlands, Port-Loring Restoule, Muskoka, Parry Sound and South Algonquin from July 16 to October 12, 2020.
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2020 Porter Seasonal Air Service

RTO12/Explorers’ Edge Statement on the Cancellation of the
2020 Porter Seasonal Air Service to Muskoka Due Covid-19

On behalf of the Explorers’ Edge Board of Directors and myself, I wish to express our thanks to Porter Airlines for keeping us up-to-date on the particular challenges faced by aviation industry that are the result of the onset of Covid-19 globally.
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