Explorers’ Edge Hosting a Virtual Full Moon Wolf Howling Event

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Explorers’ Edge Hosting a Virtual Full Moon Wolf Howling Event

The regional tourism organization invites everyone to make some noise

(January 19, 2021…Bracebridge, Ontario) …In an effort to keep Ontarians motivated during the provincial lockdown, the regional tourism organization that promotes Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Parry Sound district, is inviting viewers to join them for the “Howl at the Full Moon Zoom” on January 28, 2021, from 8pm to 8:45pm EST.
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Explorers’ Edge Wins Tourism Innovator of the Year Award

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Explorers’ Edge Wins Tourism Innovator of the Year Award

(October 29, 2020…Bracebridge, Ontario)…Explorers’ Edge was honoured with the ‘Tourism Innovator of the Year Award’ at the 2020 Ontario Tourism Summit, a 2-day virtual event with over 800 attendees that was hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) on October 27th and 28th, 2020.
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Explorers’ Edge Marks the Group of Seven’s 100th Anniversary by Honoring Current Regional Painters

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Explorers’ Edge Marks the Group of Seven’s 100th Anniversary by Honoring Current Regional Painters

100 artists being featured on the regional tourism organization’s social media

(September 15, 2020…Bracebridge, Ontario) … To mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the iconic Group of Seven painters, Explorers’ Edge is posting artwork from 100 current painters in the region of Ontario that includes Algonquin Park and Parry Sound.
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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Tourism

Research Purpose

The COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a halt. Now with restrictions lifting, the travel industry must tackle the daunting task of rebuilding. There is already plenty of research to show the post-pandemic traveller will be changed in many ways, and the industry will have to adapt.  For RTO 12, the big question is how will these changes specifically impact tourism to the region (and its 1,800+ operators). The answer will determine how the region should respond to those impacts.
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Explorers’ Edge Launches Travel Package for Permanent & Seasonal Residents

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Explorers’ Edge Launches Travel Package for Permanent & Seasonal Residents
Campaign to support tourism industry calls on everyone to get out and explore their own backyards

(Bracebridge…July 16, 2020) … One of cottage country’s regional tourism organizations is offering permanent and seasonal residents $50 in cash vouchers to spend at participating accommodations, attractions, restaurants, shops and events throughout Algonquin Park, the Almaguin Highlands, Port-Loring Restoule, Muskoka, Parry Sound and South Algonquin from July 16 to October 12, 2020.
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Cottage Country Spirit Local Travel Package

 As part of the recent Destination Canada and Destination Ontario collaborative domestic marketing agreement to support the Canadian tourism industry to recover from the negative impact of Covid-19, RTO12/Explorers’ Edge has been able to access limited funding specifically to promote “hyper local tourism” in our region.

To that end, RTO12’s “2020 Cottage Country Spirit Local Travel Package” will do this 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. Specifically, the incentive refers to 5 x $10 Experience Vouchers to be used by the local guest “same as cash” and honoured by participating Accommodation and/or Experience Providers.

Your customers get these $50 worth of Vouchers by registering for one of 3000 available packages (limited number of packages available) on the Explorers’ Edge website during the program promotion. Each Voucher is a “one-time use” Voucher and may be used towards the cost of goods or services at participating Accommodation and/or Experience Providers locations between July 16, 2020 and Monday, October 12, 2020.

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Cottage Country Spirit 2020 Tourism Operator Participation Agreement with Explorers’ Edge FINAL

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Cottage Country Spirit 2020 Tourism Operator Participation Agreement with Explorers’ Edge FINAL

Please submit your completed agreement to [email protected] by July 13, 2020 to participate in this program.