Author Stephanie Pagnucco

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TEN Coordinator interviewed by CBC Radio

Karen Peacock represented Tourism Excellence North and Tourism Northern Ontario in a CBC radio interview earlier this month.   Tourism Excellence North was recently given an opportunity to speak with CBC radio. TEN’s coordinator, Karen Peacock, did an excellent job at representing TEN, and informing listeners about the program and upcoming workshops. Karen described the…

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Tourism Northern Ontario represents MTCS in Winnipeg

The Canada Games were in Winnipeg from July 28 – August 13, 2017.  This featured over 10,000 athletes and volunteers, over 8,000 room nights with an estimated economic impact of $153 million.  The Forks was the epicentre for the games, festival and activities.  This area featured a main stage (for bands), pavilions, vendor tents, food…

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Hopping on board the ‘Foodie’ Train.

Tourism Northern Ontario partners with communities across the North to continue development on culinary tourism strategies.   Whether they’re coming to Northern Ontario to fish, tour or visit family, there is one thing that all tourists have in common. They eat! And when on vacation they usually eat a bit more than usual, likely four or…

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Shedding a new light on Northern Ontario: Tourism Northern Ontario hosts breakfast at RVC, Calgary

Working closely with Jonview Canada, OTMPC, Farrell + Partners and overseas representatives and contacts, Tourism Northern Ontario built an overseas team to represent the region at RVC2017 in Calgary. TNO hosted a fully attended informational breakfast for European buyers at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary.  There wasn’t an empty seat in the house, and the…

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TNO partners with Fort Frances Visitor Information Centre

A partnership between Tourism Northern Ontario and the Town of Fort Frances will help the town to keep its Visitor Information Centre, located near a busy border crossing, operational for this tourist season.  Closed by the Province of Ontario in 2012, the centre has operated under a lease agreement between the town and the Province…

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TNO looks to expand Experience Fishing across the North

Aligned with provincial and federal priorities to support and foster growth within Northern Ontario’s tourism sector, Tourism Northern Ontario’s Experience Fishing program is aimed at increasing visitation from emerging markets to angling tourism operations in the French River area. The program has been developed to support operator capacity, develop and enhance product offerings and access…

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Developing the Lake Superior North Shore Tourism Strategy

Dean Main, Community Development Supervisor for the Township of Terrace Bay, has long been an advocate for a tourism strategy for Lake Superior’s North shore communities.  With the process now finally underway, Main can see the tourism potential of the region growing by leaps and bounds. “I’m more optimistic about our tourism industry here on…

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Seeking Fixed Roof Accommodation Owner/Operators for Industry Feedback

Tourism Northern Ontario 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 Northern Ontario region.  As you know, accommodation performance data published through Statistics Canada is usually three years behind, and only collected from the traveller’s experience.…

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 Tourism Excellence North seeks participants for tourism training mission in Traverse City, MI

Tourism Excellence North is looking for individuals to join them on their first-ever Best Practice Mission in Traverse City, Michigan.   A Best Practices Mission (BPM) is a working trip that showcases success stories from other leading travel destinations. The BPM connects you directly with the entrepreneurs, destination managers, and civic champions that are leaders…

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Tourism Excellence North goes LIVE!

With a new site that is. After several months of development, Tourism Excellence North has unveiled a new website at www.tourismexcellencenorth.ca. The site is more dynamic, offering users a comprehensive online learning platform that will track their progress through the program, give them their own unique login and provide opportunities to apply for new experiences…

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