FUEL & FUN CHANGES FOR FALL 2017
In RTO12’s 2017-2018 Business & Operation Plan (BOP) that was sanctioned by both the Explorers’ Edge Board of Directors and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, our organization set the new and significant objective of building international audiences for the entire region. This commenced with the successful “Share Your Canada 150” campaign in April-July, which resulted in 7500 international leads being added to our marketing database. Continue reading
RTO12 is seeking Directors to fill positions on our Board, in particular those who can support the organization’s movement towards attracting international audiences and our significant work in developing the new 3-Year Destination Development Plan. This requires possessing a commitment to and vision for pan-regional development.
If you are interested in joining the RTO12 Board of Directors – an innovative and results-driven tourism organization – please fill out the application and provide all information requested.
National pride shines in contest to celebrate Canada’s 150th
#ShareYourCanada150 sparks outpouring of emotional memories from expats in UK, US
BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. (May 4, 2017) – An online contest to celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday while building a database of potential international visitors to Ontario’s cottage country has triggered a wave of national pride from expatriate Canadians who are pouring their hearts out from afar about why they love and miss home.
The Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Time is Money workshop held at Canadore College on Tuesday, Decmber 6, 2016. There will be a keynote speaker along with different workshop options that discuss digital solutions that help streamline your business’s day to day operations. Continue reading
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As part of continuous improvement, the ministry, in partnership with the RTOs, developed strategic performance measures for the RTOs to maximize their effectiveness as regional tourism destination and marketing leaders. Continue reading
The Board of Directors for RTO12 invites you to join them for the Explorers’ Edge 2016 Annual General Meeting and year-end presentation by Executive Director James Murphy.
AGM AGENDA – CLICK HERE
Wednesday, June 22
Doors open at 9.00am • 9:30am – 12:00pm
Hidden Valley Resort • Huntsville, Ontario
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm BREAK OUT SESSIONS AND WORKING LUNCH (see below)
Consultant’s report on potential for commercial air service into
Muskoka Airport to be presented on June 23
BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. (June 3, 2016) — Tourism stakeholders in Muskoka and surrounding areas will soon learn the findings of a report on what would be required to bring commercial air service into the local airport. Continue reading
In conjunction with National Tourism Week in Canada a roundtable discussion will be held:
Friday, June 03, 2016
Caswell Resort – 77 Main St. Sundridge, ON
10 a.m. to noon
The Town of Parry Sound is preparing to open a Visitor Information Centre at the Stockey Centre.
Please click here to read more information from the Stockey Centre.
The Parry Sound Chamber will use the facility to promote its member businesses. Brochures will be displayed in an open and accessible area at the Stockey Centre, and will provide referrals to visitors and local residents upon request. Continue reading
On Tuesday, May 31 at 2 p.m. Ontario Culture Days will be holding a free webinar for Regional Tourism Organizations, municipal tourism offices and other tourism organizations wishing to collaborate with Culture Days at a community and regional level. Continue reading