Experience Development

IGNITE Best Practices Retreat

March 20 – 23, 2017 at Northern Edge Algonquin

Tired of typical training? If so, have we got an opportunity for you!

IGNITE Kawarthas Northumberland is different. The Program, taking place from March 20 -23, 2017, involves a combination of physical activity, cultural interaction and engaging with companies who are well known and respected in the Explorer’s Edge region of Ontario. That’s right, we’re travelling!

Building on the knowledge gained from our experiential development workshops, we are pleased to offer the “IGNITE” experience which focuses on committing to actions, collaborating between attendees and hands-on experience development.

For only $175 (!!), you will receive transportation from Peterborough, 2-nights’ accommodation, meals, and 3 days of full-immersion experiential learning. For more details on the program and to learn how to apply, please download the program information here.

This is an exclusive opportunity for partners that have attended an RTO8 Experiential Development Workshop, and is limited to 16 participants.


Workshop with Harvey Sawler – Back by Popular Demand!

Total Experiential Ownership:
If you don’t own it, you don’t want it.


We’re pleased to welcome back Harvey Sawler, experiential development specialist for an interactive workshop at the Canadian Canoe Museum on Tuesday, November 15th from 9:30am – 3:00pm. Learn how to use his proven guiding principles, tools and formulas to create successful tourism experiences to grow your business and increase revenue.


Contact Sarah Kerr if you have any questions: sarahp@rto8.com or 705-874-8505  x. 102


March 2016: Making the change from Visiting to Experiencing

In March 2016, over 100 tourism stakeholders attended RTO8’s interactive Experiential Development workshops led by Harvey Sawler. The sessions, held in Cobourg, Lindsay and Peterborough County, gave attendees proven principles, tools and product development formulas to create successful tourism experiences, grow businesses and increase revenues.

“A tourism product is what you buy.
 A tourism experience is what you remember!”

“We were very fortunate to have Harvey share his incredible knowledge with our tourism partners and we look forward to seeing new experiences developed and brought to market. With the goal of increasing visitation and revenue for our region, we plan to host another round of experience development workshops in the Fall of 2016.” – Brenda Wood, Executive Director Kawarthas Northumberland.

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