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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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Tourism Northern Ontario reminds visitors that Northern Ontario is open for business.

Despite a busy forest fire season, Tourism Northern Ontario is reminding visitors that it is business as usual for tourism operators in Northern Ontario. Although the affected areas in Northeastern Ontario only make up for one percent of the region’s geography, tourism operators have noted challenges as a result of the perceived danger of the…

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An Update for the Northern Ontario Tourism Industry

Tourism Northern Ontario is reminding the industry of its importance as an economic driver in Northern Ontario. Our tourism economy in Northern Ontario is greater than that of five provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Atlantic provinces) and the three territories. As an update to our industry, we have put together several quick facts: Northern Ontario welcomes…

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Tourism Northern Ontario Partnership Program yields outstanding results: Over $2 million dollars leveraged in 2017-18.

Tourism Northern Ontario with its partners at FedNor worked with eight communities to develop bilingual tourism wayfinding signage to help to ensure an enjoyable visitor experience. This is a three-year initiative that offers partners 2/3rds of the funding they need to undertake their wayfinding signage programs. This past year saw 185 new signs created and…

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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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