Tourism Town Halls – December 2019

Please join Executive Director, James Murphy and Senior Director of Strategy & Communications, Kate Monk, for one of four Town Hall meetings happening this December to update stakeholders on RTO12’s 5-Year Strategy, the 2020-2021 Business & Operational Plan (currently in development), and additional industry information. Continue reading

MEDIA ADVISORY – Porter Airlines Inaugural Flight to Muskoka Airport

Porter Airlines will launch its new seasonal service into the Muskoka Airport (YQA) on June 27, 2019. A ceremonial water cannon salute and welcoming addresses offer photo opportunities to commemorate the occasion. Robert Deluce, Executive Chairman of Porter Airlines, will join local dignitaries, airport officials and representatives from Explorers’ Edge on the first flight.
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Explorers’ Edge sweetens Porter flights to Muskoka with two summer programs

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Explorers’ Edge sweetens Porter flights to Muskoka with two summer programs – Shuttles and an incentive package offered to passengers using the 10-week service

Bracebridge, ON (May 22, 2019) – Take a flight to Muskoka with Porter Airlines this summer and take advantage of two great programs offered by the regional tourism organization, Explorers’ Edge.
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The ‘Fly & Explore Package’ from Explorers’ Edge for Domestic and International Guests

As announced early last week, Porter Airlines and RTO12 will be introducing summer seasonal service into the Muskoka Airport (YQA) for the summer of 2019! 

To compliment this service, the popular “Fuel & Fun Package” has been re-developed to incentivize domestic and international travelers to book a flight on the new Porter Airlines service to Muskoka during the 2019 flying season from June 27 to September 3, running Mondays and Thursdays (except on long holiday weekends, when the service will run Tuesday instead of Monday).  Continue reading

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

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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

Explorers’ Edge To Host First Annual Regional Tourism Summit This Fall

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Explorers’ Edge To Host First Annual Regional Tourism Summit This Fall – Workforce development to be a highlight of the September 20th event.

(September 4, 2018…Bracebridge, ON)…Explorers’ Edge (also known as RTO12) will host its first annual Regional Tourism Summit at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario on Thursday, September 20, 2018, announced Executive Director James Murphy. Continue reading

Explorers’ Edge Regional Tourism Summit

September 20, 2018 Post Summit Presentations and Materials

Join us for the regional tourism industry event of the year.  Gather with industry colleagues and tourism stakeholders for a day to network and learn about industry best practices.


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