Regional Tourism Development Program
Updated February 2015
Over the course of the past 12 months our RTO has been working with RTO13, FedNor and Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) in the development of a suite of training solutions applicable to a broad range of stakeholders, more specifically tourism operators. The result “Tourism Excellence North” (TEN) (the development supported by RTO12 partnership funds) has been crafted to imitate a similar program led by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Adency (ACOA – FedNor of Northern Ontario) which has shown a decade of success and ROI.
In preparation for a June FAM Tour, Parry Sound Tourism invites regional stakeholders to come out and learn about the value of Travel Writers.
A Review of “Who Does What,” and Analysis of Overlap and Gaps in Activity
The Purpose of the Report was to identify opportunities to:
- Articulate tourism stakeholder priorities
- Identify service gaps and unnecessary overlaps in effort
- Identify opportunities for streamlining and improved collaboration Continue reading
About This Report
The report collates a variety of metrics and – taken together – provide a unique and up-to the minute read on the state of the tourism industry in RTO 12. Continue reading
CYCLE TOURISM IN ONTARIO IS GROWING…
Are you interested in attracting more cycle tourists to your location? The Parry Sound Area Active Transportation Committee, Explorers’ Edge & the Ontario By Bike Network invite you to learn more at the upcoming Ontario by Bike workshop.
The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) Muskoka Tourism Marketing Agency (MTMA) & the Regional Tourism Organization (RTO 12) are pleased to invite you to a free workshop on how to effectively reach consumers.
The Explorers’ Edge Fuel & Fun Package Promo is Back For the 2014 Fall Travel Season! Continue reading
Explorers’ Edge is excited to partner with JackRabbit Systems, an innovative lodging search solution that allows visitors of explorersedge.ca to search for lodging based on their stay dates using the usual assortment of sorting and filtering mechanisms (e.g. location, lodging type, price, amenities, etc.) and then, to make a direct booking with their selected lodging. Continue reading
TIAO Consultations On the Status of the DIscovering Ontario Report (2009)
Executive Summary FINAL TIAO
Consultation Process Report FINAL
At the request of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) has contracted a third party consultant to gather critical feedback on the status and effectiveness of the 4 Strategies and 20 Recommendations outlined in Discovering Ontario, the comprehensive Ontario Tourism Competitiveness Study introduced in February 2009. (The creation of the Regional Tourism Organization model for the province was one of 20 recommendations made in the report. (see 1.2)) Continue reading
RTO12 has a suite of research papers, insight and analytics’s to help guide your tourism business decisions. Continue reading