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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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Cruising Industry to make a Splash in Northern Ontario

By Sara Dekker July 23, 2020
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In Northern Ontario, there are select travel experiences that are the showpieces of our region. Angling on nearly untouched remote lakes for trophy fish, infinite trail systems for summer and winter sports, and snowfall that has snowmobilers migrating north annually are just a few. But soon, the north could be adding a new signature experience…

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New Accommodation Tax now collected in many northern municipalities

By Sara Dekker July 23, 2020
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The MAT at a glance t’s been a few months since the new Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) was implemented in cities across Northern Ontario. As hoteliers, innkeepers and resort owners balance their books and remit their inaugural round of levies, some residents remain uncertain about how this new tax fits in with life up north.…

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