Cottage Country Spirit – Winter 2022

RTO12’s “Cottage Country Spirit Local Travel Package – Winter 2022” will help support the Canadian tourism industry to recover from the negative impact of Covid-19 by providing some incentives for permanent and seasonal household residents ONLY in the Explorers’ Edge catchment (who in this document we sometimes call ‘local guests’) to book an experience (attractions, shops, restaurants, events) or overnight accommodation with you. 

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RTO12 Launches Sustainable Tourism Pilot Project with Regional Businesses

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For Immediate Release

RTO12 Launches Sustainable Tourism Pilot Project with Regional Businesses
Multi-year development and tracking will build the case for wider regional implementation.

     (November 19, 2021…Bracebridge, Ontario) … In an effort to develop widespread sustainability within the regional tourism industry, RTO12/Explorers’ Edge has partnered with multiple operators to help them obtain globally-recognized sustainability certification for their properties, and to thereby build a solid business case to encourage others to do the same.

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Explorers’ Edge Joins the Muskoka Watershed Council

For Immediate Release

Explorers’ Edge Joins the Muskoka Watershed Council

Senior Director of Regenerative Tourism to sit as the organization’s representative.

     (September 22, 2021…Bracebridge, Ontario) … In an effort to inform its new regenerative strategy, Explorers’ Edge has accepted an invitation from the Muskoka Watershed Council (MWC) to join the prominent environmental sustainability organization as a member, said Executive Director James Murphy.

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RTO12 is now exploring Fiscal 20/21 Partnerships

Since 2013, in addition to providing its core funding, the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries has allocated specific additional funds for the Regional Tourism Organization (RTO) to partner with tourism stakeholders on projects that align with the strategies and objectives identified in the RTO’s annual Business & Operational Plan (BOP).  RTO12/Explorers’ Edge has administered over 150 successful partnerships region-wide since the inception of the additional funding.

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