Building a strong tourism industry in the north.

Destination Northern Ontario is the largest of 13 Regional Tourism Organizations (RTOs) funded by the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. We coordinate, align, and invest in sub-regional programs and lead in identified pan-northern management functions.

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Just like you, we are passionate about exploring Northern Ontario. Please do your part now, so we can all continue to discover Northern Ontario soon. Please follow the advice of health authorities. We all have a role to play to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

For tourism industry news and updates about COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 resources page.

Northern Ontario Tourism Training Week is an event in lieu of our traditional summit to engage with industry across the North. We look forward to continue on building new partnerships, new opportunities and exciting developments together.

Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN) is a partnered initiative designed to identify specific workforce labour gaps, train up to 300 potential employees and match them with available job opportunities within Northern Ontario’s tourism sector.

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Tourism Excellence North goes LIVE!

By Stephanie Pagnucco March 31, 2017
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With a new site that is. After several months of development, Tourism Excellence North has unveiled a new website at The site is more dynamic, offering users a comprehensive online learning platform that will track their progress through the program, give them their own unique login and provide opportunities to apply for new experiences…

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Festival and Events Ontario comes North! Want to come?

By Stephanie Pagnucco January 18, 2017
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Festival Events Ontario Conference is being held in Sault Ste. Marie on March 1-3. This is the first time in over a decade this conference will be held in Northern Ontario. Tourism Northern Ontario is committed to connecting Northern tourism stakeholders, operators and organizations with valuable networking and training opportunities. Furthermore, TNO understands the importance…

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