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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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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 Northern Ontario gets a new name: Impacts you more than you’d think

By Sara Dekker July 23, 2020
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Tourism Northern Ontario rebrands to Destination Northern OntarioTourism Northern Ontario, an organization that leads economic growth in tourism for the north recently relaunched under their new brand, Destination Northern Ontario (DNO). The organization’s fresh title makes a confident statement about the region’s network of premier tourist attractions and aligns with the branding of counterparts, Destination…

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Industry training program creating a ‘quality shift’ for Northern Tourism Operators

By Sara Dekker July 23, 2020
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How Tourism Excellence North is creating growth opportunities for Bruce Bay Cottages and the tourism industry Pat Peterson had her reservations about introducing a new online booking platform into her and her husband Larry Peterson’s quaint northern resort in Bruce Mines, Ontario. Her experience with technology was limited and Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse had been a successful…

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