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The Great Waterway Trail Adventure – Cycle The North Tour (July 28-August 2, 2019)

Special Projects – M. Wozny The Lake Huron North Channel – Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Cycling Route/Trans Canada Trail is a Destination Northern Ontario (DNO) led project in partnership with Waterfront Regeneration Trust (a provincial cycling coordination association). The Lake Huron North Channel Cycling Route portion now encompasses over 25 communities, including First Nations, along…

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Growing Indigenous Food Tourism in Northern Ontario

Indigenous tourism has been growing rapidly in Canada over the past few years, increasing by 24% from 2014 to 2017. Recognizing that Indigenous foodways are an intrinsic part of Canadian food identities—and tourism experiences that celebrate Indigenous food histories and heritage are one way for visitors to learn about, appreciate, and experience Indigenous foods and…

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Survey time for Fixed-Roof Accommodations Operators in Northern Ontario

 It’s that time of year again! Destination Northern Ontario (DNO) is currently conducting a survey of fixed roof accommodation operator performance in Northern Ontario. This survey will have many benefits to this organization and for tourism in the North. As you know, accommodation performance data published through Statistics Canada is usually three years behind, and only collected from the traveller’s…

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Destination Northern Ontario plans for big impact at Rendez-vous Canada 2019

Canada is an international tourism destination that is seeing tremendous growth from overseas markets. Destination Canada’s Northstar initiative, supported by Destination Ontario, is looking to increase the number of international visitors to Canada to 25 million by 2025. Northern Ontario, with its iconic natural assets and robust tourism industry, has not achieved its full potential…

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Tourism Northern Ontario officially launches new brand: Destination Northern Ontario  

Brand launches at Northern Ontario Tourism Summit in Sault Ste. Marie.   Previously known as Tourism Northern Ontario, Regional Tourism Organization 13 is excited to announce the rebranding of their organization as Destination Northern Ontario. Destination Northern Ontario is one of 13 regional tourism organizations and operates in the area north of the French River,…

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NORTHERN ONTARIO TOURISM SUMMIT SET FOR THUNDER BAY

(Thunder Bay, ON) – After a successful three year tour around the North, Tourism Northern Ontario (TNO) is pleased to invite operators, tourism organizations and professionals, municipalities and all levels of government to the fourth annual Northern Ontario Tourism Summit as it returns to Thunder Bay, ON, November 15 – 17, 2017. This week, the…

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Tourism Northern Ontario’s International Markets Initiative

TNO Executive Director, David MacLachlan, represented Northern Ontario on an International Sales Mission to Europe last month. Tourism Northern Ontario’s International Marketing program is a long-term initiative that involves working with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC), sub-regional partners and operators in a joint effort to promote and sell Northern Ontario product to international buyers…

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Visitor Experience Strategy: Parks Canada gets rolling on new product development initiative.

This spring, Parks Canada initiated a Visitor Experience Strategy (VES) to help further define product development and marketing direction for the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) for the next three-five years.  The VES will identify where infrastructure and investment should be placed to ensure a high level of visitor experiences while maintaining a…

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