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Despite all the GPS technology available to travellers, there’s nothing like wayfinding signage to assure you of your destination. Or that you’re heading in the correct direction. It can also provide a sense of security. And for residents, signage can instill a sense of pride in the community and sometimes even raise their awareness as…

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(TCTO) The Trans Canada Trail Ontario Strategic Plan is a new approach which will make the organization more inclusive, responsive, relevant and meaningful. TCTO will be more involved and engaging with the local communities by providing programs and projects that will have long term benefits. Create the best, most memorable and positive trail experience that is possible across…

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As an organization, Destination Northern Ontario takes the outbreak of COVID-19 very seriously and has put the following measures in place to do our part in slowing the spread and working towards positive solutions for the Northern Tourism Industry.  Protect staff and support government recommendations by working remotely.  Collecting and sharing information. …

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Destination Northern Ontario’s (DNO), Tourism Excellence North (TEN) program is excited to announce the launch of the new FREE online Self-Assessment Tools! The Self-Assessment Tools are hosted on the TEN website and can be used at any time by anyone – such as tourism business operators, communities, organizations and destinations. New TEN Self-Assessment Tools Angling Tourism Self-Assessment Tool…

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Destination Northern Ontario was pleased to participate in the recent inaugural Waterfront Tourism Summit hosted by Boating Ontario in conjunction with North America’s largest indoor boat show in Toronto. Boating contributes $4 billion to the provincial economy with $1.7 billion in annual boat purchases (new and used).  Ontario represents 39% of the boating industry in…

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(WSPS) – The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development’s (MLTSD) has listed the top 10 violations they regularly see during their visits to organizations. Inform Yourself: Know what legal requirements your workplace needs to comply with. Ensure someone within your company has responsibility for health and safety. Health and safety requirements are designed to prevent injuries. …

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TEN’s Fast Track to Success (FTS) Program provides personalized one-on-one coaching and recommendations for Northern Ontario tourism businesses. The Fast Track to Success Program can improve the quality of tourism operations, enhance the visitor experience and strengthen the bottom line. The FTS program is beneficial for many types of operations, including: Tourism operations that want…

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As Northern Ontario continues to dominate the Ontario snowmobile scene with consistent snow, low temperatures, high quality grooming and trail side hospitality, there are efforts underway to make it even better. The World’s Best Snowmobile Destination project began in 2015 as a collaborative way to firmly cement Northeastern Ontario as a leading snowmobile destination.  Destination Northern…

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With the success and growth achieved in its inaugural year, the Experience Fishing pilot program is off to a great start and is gearing up for an exciting second year working with even more operators and stakeholders to increase participation, attract new markets and increase guest stays in the region. Highlights from the 2019 season…

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