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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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Minimum Wage Increase in the North

By Sara Dekker July 23, 2020
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Visit almost any tourism operation in Northern Ontario during the summer and chances are you’ll receive service from one or more hard-working students. The seasonality of tourism in the North is a perfect complement to most academic schedules creating a win-win for businesses seeking interim, lower-wage labour and for students looking to earn income for…

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Destination Northern Ontario Sets its Sights on International Marketing

By Sara Dekker July 23, 2020
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2017 marked a banner year for international tourism in Canada with visitors gathering during 20.8 million overnight stays. As overseas visitors are at an all-time high nationally, Northern Ontario is looking to capitalize this trend to bring additional economic benefit to the region. It will only take a 2 per cent increase in the total…

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