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Our Vision Is

To transform the region comprised of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas & Northumberland County into a prime vacation destination for the Greater Toronto Area.

Why Kawarthas Northumberland?

RTO8 exists to support a competitive and sustainable regional tourism industry, attract visitors, generate economic activity and create jobs. We work with industry partners to build up the Kawarthas Northumberland region through experience development, investment, marketing, and workforce development.

How can you get involved?

Support regional tourism businesses, bring us a partnership idea, take part in experiential product development, and train your staff in the regional ambassador program. Build up your business, build up Kawarthas Northumberland.

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Read the TIAO Newsletter from June 23rd, 2016 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Submission Deadline Extended! Apply by July 15 The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence are a celebration of success and an opportunity to recognize those who have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry. Jointly presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, the […]


Press Release – Translation Services Partnership Opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kawarthas Northumberland looks to partner with tourism businesses to translate promotional materials. June 20, 2016 (Peterborough, Ontario) – Kawarthas Northumberland (Regional Tourism Organization 8) relaunched their Partnership Allocation Program this spring, with a new look, feel, and direction. They are pleased to offer tourism businesses up to 50% matched funding for both […]

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