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.

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.

Building on 80+ years of successful fall conferences for the outfitting sector, the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit was developed as a partnership event between Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario and Destination Northern Ontario to bring together tourism businesses, organizations and suppliers as well as all levels of government at a single event to find solutions to challenges facing the industry.

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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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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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