We are pleased to provide NOTO members with the following brief updates.
Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sports Holds Strategic Framework for Tourism in Ontario Focus Sessions
In addition to the two sessions identified in the Minister’s message below in Sault Ste. Marie and Kenora, there is also one scheduled in Thunder Bay on May 13th.
We encourage members to attend and be part of this initiative. It is important that resource-based tourism is represented at these sessions. Visit the website link included in the Mnister’s message below for more details and to register.
A Message From The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
I am pleased to let you know that beginning in April we will be holding facilitated focus sessions on tourism in communities across the province to support the development of the Strategic Framework for Tourism in Ontario.
We held initial discussions with industry representatives during the winter and took away a number of key themes and priorities. Our next step is to share what we learned, hear what you think of our initial plan, and decide together what we can all do to grow tourism in the province.
More information on these sessions, including locations and how to register, is available on our website. I encourage you to share this information with your networks, as we would like to hear ideas from a diverse group of tourism stakeholders.
Two additional facilitated focus sessions in Northern Ontario to support the development of the strategic Framework for Tourism in Ontario include:
Friday, April 29, 2016 ( 1 to 3 p.m.)
Sault Ste. Marie
Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel
Thursday, May 12, 2016 (10 a.m. to noon)
Clarion Lakeside Inn and Conference Centre
Ontario’s tourism industry supports economic growth, and I am proud of the important role it plays in building vibrant communities.
I hope you will attend a session over the coming weeks. Your advice will be invaluable in growing tourism in Ontario and making it one of the world’s best places to visit.
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
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