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A Look at Investing in Northern Ontario’s Tourism Businesses

With Ontario seeing a proverbial ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ to the pandemic lockdowns that have come to define the first years of the 2020s, people are turning attention to new opportunities and looking towards potentially savvy investments. This is particularly true of the tourism sector, as we see the effects of the…

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Lake Superior Tourism Cycling Feasibility Study Underway – Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay

Since 2016, Destination Northern Ontario (DNO) has taken an expanding regional approach in developing the cycling product in Northern Ontario.  DNO recently partnered with Waterfront Regeneration Trust (WRT), the provincially recognized cycling trail developing organization, to develop the 380 km Lake Huron North Channel Cycling Route.  This cycling route goes from Sault Ste. Marie through…

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Calling All Northern Ontario Lodges!

Fish ‘N Canada, Nature and Outdoor Tourism and Destination Northern Ontario hosted an information session to answer your questions about the Great Ontario Giveaway Getaway! View the video recording here! To help support Resource-Based Tourism operators, Fish ‘N Canada has developed the “Great Ontario Get-Away Give-Away” contest in partnership with Destination Northern Ontario (DNO), Destination…

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March 2021 Ontario Budget Briefing

The past year has challenged us, but Ontario’s Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries have been resilient despite being first and hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, government tabled the 2021/22 provincial budget to protect lives and livelihoods across the province, including nearly $1 billion in available supports for our industries, including: Ontario Tourism and…

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Investing in Northern Ontario’s Tourism Industry

Minister Lisa MacLeod, hit the road on a Northern Tour supporting tourism in Northern Ontario The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unforeseen and devastating impact on the Ontario tourism industry due to the resulting travel restrictions. In support of tourism in Northern Ontario, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Cultural Industries, hit the…

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Destination Northern Ontario launches #DreamON campaign

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2020-05-26 DESTINATION NORTHERN ONTARIO LAUNCHES #DREAMON CAMPAIGN As demand for positive news skyrockets, “a place worth waiting for” campaign aims to deliver inspiring stories (Sault Ste. Marie) – As Northern Ontario’s tourism businesses are grappling with the global shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Destination Northern Ontario (DNO), announced the creation…

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Tourism Northern Ontario gets a new name: Impacts you more than you’d think

Tourism Northern Ontario rebrands to Destination Northern Ontario Tourism Northern Ontario, an organization that leads economic growth in tourism for the north recently relaunched under their new brand, Destination Northern Ontario (DNO). The organization’s fresh title makes a confident statement about the region’s network of premier tourist attractions and aligns with the branding of counterparts,…

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Industry training program creating a ‘quality shift’ for Northern Tourism Operators

How Tourism Excellence North is creating growth opportunities for Bruce Bay Cottages and the tourism industry Pat Peterson had her reservations about introducing a new online booking platform into her and her husband Larry Peterson’s quaint northern resort in Bruce Mines, Ontario. Her experience with technology was limited and Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse had been a successful…

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