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Destination Northern Ontario Launches Tourism as a Career Awareness Campaign: Tourism Rocks

Tourism in Northern Ontario can provide an incredible career path and Destination Northern Ontario is working hard to attract individuals to this vibrant and growing industry. Every year, tourism in Northern Ontario generates approximately $1.6 billion and contributes $450 million towards Ontario’s annual GDP. With tourism responsible for 1.8 million jobs in Canada and over…

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Destination Northern Ontario Product Development Initiative Recognized

Destination Northern Ontario was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Economic Developers Council Of Ontario (EDCO) Awards of Excellence, Tourist Attraction & Tourism Product Development Urban Award category during the EDCO President’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Toronto, Ontario. This award was for the “Northern Ontario Cycling Route/Trail Expansion Initiative”.  This project builds upon the…

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U.S. TOURISTS ARE COMING BACK DUE TO THE OPEN BORDER

Northern Ontario Border Working Group In response to the closing of the border for tourists due to COVID-19 over two years ago, Destination Northern Ontario (DNO) took the lead and together with Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario (NOTO) and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), formed the Northern Ontario Border Working Group (NOBWG).  The…

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Destination Northern Ontario and partners take home six Tourism Resiliency Awards in Huntsville

On October 26, 2022, the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) hosted the annual Ontario Tourism Resiliency Awards at Deerhurst Resort, in Huntsville Ontario. As part of the TIAO Tourism Summit, the Ontario Tourism Resilience Awards were held to celebrate Sustainability, Innovation and Collaboration in the tourism sector. Northern Ontario showed up in multiple award…

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Destination Northern Ontario is calling for participants to access the Fast Track to Success Cooperative Marketing Program!

What is it?Successful Fast Track to Success (FTS) participants have the opportunity to work with Destination Northern Ontario to leverage their marketing investments, dollar for dollar. How do I know if I qualify? Applicants will be required to meet the following criteria to apply to theco-op marketing program: Completion of the Fast Track to Success…

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Lock Tours and Charters Have Returned to Sault Ste. Marie

For the first time in over ten years, people will be able to depart from the Canadian side of the St. Mary’s River at Roberta Bodnar Park in Sault Ste. Marie for a lock tour.  There are scheduled daily tours through the locks and along the waterfront, as well as opportunities for private charters for…

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Employment trends in the tourism sector: Where are the gaps?

There are now and have been for the last several years employment gaps in the tourism industry. These gaps have been increased since the onset of the pandemic.  Traditional positions like housekeepers, cooks, food and beverage servers, dockhands maintenance and general management are all essential to supporting a vibrant tourism sector. What is Tourism SkillsNet…

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Staycation Tax Credit perfect excuse to explore Northern Ontario

With most of the province’s residents within the 401 corridors, Northern Ontario remains a mystery to a large number of people. Being within driving distance as well as a Staycation Tax Credit available this year, the summer of 2022 is a perfect time for residents all over Ontario to explore all that Northern Ontario has to…

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