About This Report
The report collates a variety of metrics and – taken together – provide a unique and up-tothe minute read on the state of the tourism industry in RTO 12. Tourism is a vital part of the region’s economy, and accounts for almost 10% of its GDP, and 13% of its total employment. This report is provided as a service to our operators and other stakeholders and is intended to give insight into the general health of the industry.
As part of its 2017-2018 Business & Operational Plan, Explorers’ Edge has undertaken the development of a 3-Year Product Development Strategy, which will in turn inform the Board’s creation of a new 3-Year Destination Development Plan later this fall.
An estimated 100 million Millennials are currently entering the workforce, making up the largest generation of our time, yet businesses have a difficult time recruiting, retaining and motivating them. Is your organization prepared?
These three free workshops are open to everyone, but is of particular interest to accommodations, food services, attractions, breweries, wineries, business areas and cycling-related businesses and organizations interested in the development of cycle tourism in the region.
Media and PR – Updated June 2017
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3 Amazing Cottage Country Tours on Your Phone or Tablet!
The signature suite of self-guided mobile tours from Explorers’ Edge are a handy way to explore what interests you in Ontario’s cottage country. With maps, GPS functionality, extensive details and regular blog postings, all the info you need to discover more of the great Canadian wilderness north of Toronto is right at your fingertips.
Fuel & Fun is Back for Spring 2017!
Explorers’ Edge is pleased to announce that the popular Fuel & Fun program is back for Spring 2017. If you aren’t familiar with the program, this is how it works:
The 2016-2017 marked the beginning of content marketing Partnerships between the RTO and various tourism businesses, events and stakeholders. These partnerships proved enormously successful and, at the Board’s direction and on overwhelming feedback from the Tourism Stakeholder Survey, we will be continuing to offer content marketing partnerships in the upcoming fiscal year. Continue reading
Parry Sound Chamber of Commerce Tourism Advocacy Report (PDF)
The Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to co-release, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, ‘Closing the Tourism Gap: Creating a Long-Term Advantage for Ontario’. Continue reading
Explorers’ Edge has invested in Tourism Excellence North (TEN), a tourism development program that host a suite of training tools to help individual tourism operators maximize the potential of their tourism experience. Continue reading