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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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Participate in TIAO’s Ontario Labour Study Survey

TIAO News CALLING ALL TOURISM BUSINESSES: Participate in TIAO’s Ontario Labour Study Survey We are conducting a Labour Study Survey in order to assess evidence of labour shortages in Ontario’s tourism sector. If you represent a tourism-related business, please take a few minutes to answer these questions! If you’re an RTO, DMO or Sector Association, […]


TIAC & Destination Canada launch Canada-China Tourism Advancement Strategy.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Program from the Tourism Industry Association of Canada and Destination Canada Set to Help Canadian Tourism Industry Succeed in the Growing Chinese Market MONTRÉAL, QC April 24, 2016 The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and Destination Canada (DC) announced a new China engagement strategy called the Canada-China Tourism Advancement (CCTA) […]

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