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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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Partnership Opportunities.

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Let’s Talk Tourism | Fall 2016 Newsletter

View the full newsletter here September 24th, 2016 | Butter Tart Taste-Off Introducing RTO8’s Regional Ambassador Program October 25th, 2016 | Working with Travel Writers & Bloggers: Marc Smith November 1st, 2016 | Explore Tourism and Hospitality Career Expo November 8th or 9th, 2016 | Basics of Facebook and Responding to Online Comments November 15th, 2016 | […]


Export Readiness Webinars | September 27th & October 12th

On September 27 and October 12th, from 10:30-12:00 noon, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) will host an informative 90 minute, FREE web-based Export Readiness Webinar (WebEx) session.  Tourism stakeholders will gain introductory knowledge on why they should consider international markets, which international markets OTMPC pursues (and how), and the experiences that international travelers are […]

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