We’re Hiring! Partner Communications Lead (Contract).

Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) seeks a dynamic Partner Communications Lead to join the RTO8 team on a contract basis. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for the development and coordination of partner communication programs with a strong focus on relationship building. Professionalism, confidentiality, and initiative in dealing with the day-to-day issues that arise, are […]


Blog & Social Media Content Team RFS – Extended Deadline

Revised RFS – Deadline Extended to May 3, 2018. Kawarthas Northumberland is seeking proposals from independent contractors to satisfy the need for regular travel blogging content and the leveraging of that blog content to create an engaging social media presence. Project Purpose The purpose of this project is to captivate our target audiences with travel […]



CALL FOR NOMINATIONS BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGIONAL TOURISM ORGANIZATION 8 Deadline to submit your nomination form: May 11th, 2018 RTO8 is seeking volunteers to sit on its Board of Directors and contribute to the development and supervision of its strategic vision and support the tourism interests of Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland […]


Lets Talk Tourism | 2018 Newsletter

Click Here to read the full RTO8 Newsletter. Regional Ambassador Program – Next Session Date is March 28th, 2018! Request for Services – Blog & Social Media Content Creation Team Red Tape Challenge – Check in to improve regulations affecting tourism! Partnership Allocation program launches for 2018-19 Save the Date – Our Annual Partner Meeting is […]


The Butter Tart Tour Introduces Arts ‘N Tarts!

Things are getting artsy on Ontario’s biggest Butter Tart Tour. Last year, to celebrate Canada’s 150th, the bakers put together a signature line of Canadiana Collection butter tarts, including combinations of legendary (and controversial) proportions like the Nanaimo Butter Tart, the S’more Butter Tart, and the Trudeau Butter Tart. With all these creativity happening in […]


Request for Services: Blog & Social Media Content Creation Team (Contract)

Kawarthas Northumberland seeks a dynamic two-person team on a contract basis to manage, administer and provide strategic advice as it relates to blog content and the creation of an engaging social media presence through influencer profiles. The initiative will require the development of content and itineraries to promote, communicate, market and convert travel to Kawarthas […]


Save the date! Join us for our Annual Partner Meeting.

  We invite tourism operators within the Kawarthas Northumberland Region to join us on June 20th at Iron Horse Ranch for our Annual Partner Meeting. Meet our Board Members, Staff, Ministry Representatives and Advisors and network with other tourism operators.  Learn about upcoming opportunities and partnerships to help grow your business. Our guest speaker for […]


The Red Tape Challenge – Check in to improve regulations affecting tourism.

The Red Tape Challenge was created to help analyze and remove duplication, frustrations and make it easier for buinesses to interact with government. Tourism feedback is required based on regulation categories which include: Employment and labour Health and safety Environmental Insurance Corporate and commercial law Land use and planning Exploration and mining Taxation and financial […]



A SHORT LIST OF THE BEST THINGS WE ATE LAST YEAR, YOUR WELCOME. These are the delicious things we ate across Ontario last year. The things we can’t stop talking about, thinking about and coming back to! (Featuring South Pond Farms and Doo Doos Bakery!) View the OCTA Do Something Delicious Newsletter here!


Friday, December 1st is the deadline for 2018-2019 Festivals & Events Ontario Guide!

FESTIVALS & EVENTS ONTARIO GUIDE Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) will be producing the 2018/2019 edition of the Festivals & Events in Ontario Guide in partnership with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC). This one-of-a-kind consumer publication is the ultimate source for festival and event listings throughout Ontario. This digest-sized, easy to carry, full-colour […]