Meet the Directors: RTO12 Tourism Town Halls

RTO12 Board Nominations Committee Town Halls

Tourism business owners in the RTO12 catchment (Algonquin Park, the Almaguin Highlands, Loring-Restoule, Muskoka and Parry Sound) are invited to attend one of three upcoming ‘Town Halls’ across the region to meet with current RTO12 board members, to receive an update on RTO12 projects and the current 5-Year Regional Tourism Strategy, and to hear more about becoming a director on the RTO board.
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Explorers’ Edge Partners With Porter Airlines

RTO12 NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Distribution

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Porter Airlines opens Ontario’s Muskoka region to North American travellers with summer service

TORONTO / March 25, 2019 – Porter Airlines will be flying to Muskoka Airport with the introduction of 2019 summer service. Popular with outdoor enthusiasts, Muskoka has established itself among the world’s iconic summer retreats. Continue reading

Request For Proposal: International Marketing of Key Tourism Activities (KTAs) for Destination Development

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Click Here to view RFP 2019 International Marketing of Key Tourism Activities (KTAs) for Destination Development

Executive Summary: International Marketing & The Need for Conversions

In 2017, RTO12 completed an extensive Product Development Framework Report that included significant Environics research into differentiated Key Tourism Activities (KTAs) that will motivate travellers from four key Designated Marketing Areas (DMAs) in the United States to visit this region. As per the recommendations in the Product Development Framework Report and the organization’s subsequent 5-Year Regional Tourism Strategy, RTO12 now seeks to promote these KTAs to audiences in the DMAs: Boston, Chicago, Washington and New York City.

Specifically, RTO12 seeks a Consultant to conduct social content marketing and lead nurturing programs that align with the organization’s current initiatives in these areas.

For the purposes of this RFP, please consider the total budget to be $100K CDN* when creating your submission.

*subject to revision
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Request For Proposal: Indigenous Tourism Product Inventory & Development Workshops

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Click Here to view RFP 2019 Indigenous Tourism Product Inventory Development FINAL

Executive Summary: International Marketing & The Need for Conversions

In 2017, RTO12 completed an extensive Product Development Framework Report that included significant Environics research into differentiated Key Tourism Activities (KTAs) that will motivate travellers from four key Designated Marketing Areas (DMAs) in the United States to visit this region. One of the KTAs identified as a gap in RTO12 product offering which motivates travel is Indigenous tourism experiences. As per the recommendations in the Product Development Framework Report and the organization’s subsequent 5-Year Regional Tourism Strategy, RTO12 now turns its sights on identifying and growing Indigenous tourism product in this region to attract increased international visitation, but also to act as a catalyst to First Nations stakeholders here to foster economic revenue from such development. RTO12 seeks a consultant to assist with these strategic objectives.
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Request For Proposal: Package & Itinerary Conversion Platform

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Click Here to view RFP 2018 Package Itinerary Conversion Platform

Executive Summary: International Marketing & The Need for Conversions

In 2018, RTO12 commenced its 5-year strategy to increase international visitation and spend in the region and launched an always-in-market direct-to-consumer marketing program. Integral to the success of this strategy is ensuring that captivating itineraries feature prominently in content and on the international website (www.thegreatcanadianwilderness.com) and that multi-faceted packages (airfare, shuttle transportation, accommodations, attractions, etc.) from across the entire region suitable to the content editorial and itineraries can be easily purchased and processed by international travellers. Continue reading