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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Canadian Border Crossings Up

By Stephanie Pagnucco September 21, 2016
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International border crossings grew 12.3% in July 2016 compared to July 2015 reports Statistic Canada and Canadian Border Services. International border crossings were up 12.3% in July 2016 and were up 11.1% in Jan – Jul 2016 US border crossings were up 11.4% in July 2016 and were up 11.2% in Jan – Jul 2016…

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The 2016-17 Business Plan has arrived!

By Stephanie Pagnucco September 21, 2016
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Tourism Northern Ontario is happy to announce the release of their 2016-17 Business Plan. The plan covers the strategic direction for the 2016-17 year, including what work has been and is being done in our four core pillars. The plan also offers an extensive regional overview, including key statistics and trends on tourism in region…

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