The RTO will be hosting a Regional Economic Developer breakfast on Thursday April 30, 2015 at the Rotary Centre for Youth. The session is open to all stakeholders in the Region of of Explorers’ Edge.
As a guest speaker to compliment the morning breakfast the RTO has invited Mr. George Borovilos who currently the A/Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development Division with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Past President with the Economic Developers Council of Ontario and the current President of the North American Agricultural Marketing Officials to attend the meeting and speak to our stakeholders. Continue reading
PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION HAS NOW REACHED CAPACITY
The RTO does encourage you to complete the form as cancellations may occur. If so we will revisit that form and contact you.
If you have any questions please contact Executive Director James Murphy e-mail [email protected]
“The New Marketing in the Social Media Age”: 5 Quick Courses for Tourism Operators
The objective of this Quick Courses initiative is help small businesses owners harness the power of social media to drive bottom line results. This initiative will consist of five 1-hour “quick courses,” featuring insightful instruction from marketing expert Peter Coish, and everyday insights by Kate Monk, Director of Communications for RTO12, all of which is intended to empower tourism operators to engage in effective, up-to-date marketing programs.
As a result of the eight key performance indicators (KPI) that the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) has developed for all the RTOs and in collaboration with the RTOs, a stakeholder survey has been developed to capture two of the eight Key Performance Indicators, specifically:
Muskoka – Strategic Marketing Direction Recommendations (PDF)
Regional Tourism Organizaiton 12 / Explorers’ Edge in partnership with Muskoka Tourism commissioned Harris/Decima to conduct further strategic analysis to look deeper at this extensive dataset and identify opportunities for future growth in Muskoka and RTO 12.
The Town of Huntsville and the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting A Celebrate Ontario Funding Workshop on Thursday, October 2nd From 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Partners Hall at 37 Main St E. (Huntsville Town Hall)
Muskoka Tourism Launches Top 10 ‘Must-Do’ Fall Activities in Muskoka
As part of our Fall consumer ad campaign, we’ve released the TOP 10 FALL ACTIVITIES IN MUSKOKA. It features activities that can be enjoyed by all of our core customers and is part of a multifaceted pay per click campaign through Facebook and Google. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the season.
RTO Key Message RTO12 May 15 2014
For Immediate Release
Ontario’s Regional Tourism Organizations See Success in Building the Provincial Tourism Industry
(May 15, 2014…Toronto)…In 2010, after the publication of the Discovering Ontario Report, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) introduced the regional tourism organization model in Ontario in an effort to significantly build provincial competitiveness in the domestic and international markets, and to build stronger collaboration between multiple tourism stakeholders across the province. Continue reading
Exciting changes are happening to the Ontario Tourism consumer website which will benefit our tourism partners and consumers. In September 2014, www.ontariotravel.net will launch with a fresh and new redesign that will include exciting and innovative consumer-friendly functionality. Continue reading