Author Sara Dekker

Visit almost any tourism operation in Northern Ontario during the summer and chances are you’ll receive service from one or more hard-working students. The seasonality of tourism in the North is a perfect complement to most academic schedules creating a win-win for businesses seeking interim, lower-wage labour and for students looking to earn income for…

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If you were on any one of the many lakes or rivers in northern Ontario this past summer, you may have witnessed a new angler having their first fishing experience. This Canadian tradition may have been making a memory for a new Canadian, a couple on a weekend getaway, or for a family with children…

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Despite all the GPS technology available to travellers, there’s nothing like wayfinding signage to assure you of your destination. Or that you’re heading in the correct direction. It can also provide a sense of security. And for residents, signage can instill a sense of pride in the community and sometimes even raise their awareness as…

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(TCTO) The Trans Canada Trail Ontario Strategic Plan is a new approach which will make the organization more inclusive, responsive, relevant and meaningful. TCTO will be more involved and engaging with the local communities by providing programs and projects that will have long term benefits. Create the best, most memorable and positive trail experience that is possible across…

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As an organization, Destination Northern Ontario takes the outbreak of COVID-19 very seriously and has put the following measures in place to do our part in slowing the spread and working towards positive solutions for the Northern Tourism Industry.  Protect staff and support government recommendations by working remotely.  Collecting and sharing information. …

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Destination Northern Ontario’s (DNO), Tourism Excellence North (TEN) program is excited to announce the launch of the new FREE online Self-Assessment Tools! The Self-Assessment Tools are hosted on the TEN website and can be used at any time by anyone – such as tourism business operators, communities, organizations and destinations. New TEN Self-Assessment Tools Angling Tourism Self-Assessment Tool…

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Destination Northern Ontario was pleased to participate in the recent inaugural Waterfront Tourism Summit hosted by Boating Ontario in conjunction with North America’s largest indoor boat show in Toronto. Boating contributes $4 billion to the provincial economy with $1.7 billion in annual boat purchases (new and used).  Ontario represents 39% of the boating industry in…

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