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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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Growing Snowmobile Tourism in the North: Ending the 2017-18 season on a high note.

  Spring has arrived in Northern Ontario and the snow has finally melted off the trails. The lingering winter season conditions in the Northeast provided excellent riding opportunities well into April this year, attracting riders from all over to come north. Unfortunately, in Northwestern Ontario the snowmobile clubs, volunteers and riders were challenged with an…

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Tourism Northern Ontario Supports Travel Information Centre Signage

Recognizing the importance of our Northern Ontario Travel Information Centres (TICs) in providing valuable wayfinding and information services, Tourism Northern Ontario is working to have Canadian Tourism-Oriented Directional Signage (CTODS) signs installed to direct more visitors to our TICs.  This service would be provided free of charge for a three-year period to the Northern Ontario…

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Rolling right along… A highlight on cycling product development in Northern Ontario

Tourism Northern Ontario (TNO) has made major strides in shifting from the creation of product development strategies into the implementation stages with the nine “best bet” products and experiences that include: angling, snowmobiling, nature and adventure, auto and RV touring, cycling, culture & heritage – Group of Seven, international, wayfinding and gateways and communities. With…

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Register now for a 2018 Tourism Excellence North Workshop!

Register Now for Tourism Excellence North (TEN) Workshops!   Register for Tourism Excellence North’s training offers being held this Spring 2018.  Read on for links to registration or go to for more information.   Group Workshop Moving Tourism in Your Community from Ideas to Action, May 15 – 16, 2018 in Blind River, Ontario…

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Northern Ontario aims to go Global

Canada’s tourism industry continues to see strong growth as a favoured destination of overseas visitors.  Tourism Northern Ontario’s international initiative began with a training, sales and marketing strategy that sees working with Jonview Canada, the leading Canadian inbound operator, and lead sub-regional partners like Northeastern Ontario Tourism, Algoma Country, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder…

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Wayfinding Program Expands in Northern Ontario

FedNor announces additional funding for the program in Sault Ste. Marie The federal government announced  $390,000 to leverage the already existing Tourism Northern Ontario Wayfinding Program. Community partners and MTCS will be leveraging equal amounts bringing the entire campaign to $1.2 million. The program will help individual communities design, produce and install bilingual tourism wayfinding signs.…

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