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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And the award goes to…

By Stephanie Pagnucco November 24, 2016
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Congratulations to the Owen Sound Transportation Company on the 2016 Tourism Northern Ontario President’s Award. This award, which was presented to Kaleena Johnson at the TNO Gala last Wednesday night, is presented to an individual or organization who demonstrates exceptional support, innovation or development to the tourism industry in Northern Ontario. The Owen Sound Transportation…

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The new Strategic Framework for Tourism in Ontario is here.

By Stephanie Pagnucco November 22, 2016
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Congratulations to the Honourable Minister McMahon and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport  on this morning’s release of the Strategic Framework for Tourism in Ontario. Tourism Northern Ontario will continue its collaborative efforts within the framework to support tourism development in the region. We were honoured to be mentioned in the framework in Building…

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