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Growing Indigenous Food Tourism in Northern Ontario

Indigenous tourism has been growing rapidly in Canada over the past few years, increasing by 24% from 2014 to 2017. Recognizing that Indigenous foodways are an intrinsic part of Canadian food identities—and tourism experiences that celebrate Indigenous food histories and heritage are one way for visitors to learn about, appreciate, and experience Indigenous foods and…

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Survey time for Fixed-Roof Accommodations Operators in Northern Ontario

 It’s that time of year again! Destination Northern Ontario (DNO) 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 North. As you know, accommodation performance data published through Statistics Canada is usually three years behind, and only collected from the traveller’s…

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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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