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Partner Resources

Social & Online Tools

Share your online content with us by using these hashtags:
#ExperienceKN  #FoodKN  #ArtsKN  #FishKN   #BoatKN  #Buttertarttour

Our Kawarthas Northumberland Social Media Accounts:

Facebook: Kawarthas Northumberland
Facebook: Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour
Twitter: @perfectwknds
Instagram: perfectwknds
Pinterest: kawarthasnorthumberland
YouTube: Kawartha Northumberland

Our RTO8 Partner Information Social Media Accounts:

Facebook Regional Tourism Organization 8
Twitter @rto_8

Trip Planner


Review partner listings on our Trip Planner tool. Contact Julie Cain at for any inquiries.


Ontario Travel


Here’s a few ways to align your tourism product with Ontario Travel:

Sign up as a tourism partner on

Submit your listings onto Your listings will be translated and added to both their website and trip planner.


OTMPC Listings Tip Sheet 804.61 KB 39 downloads


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Image Ontario


Image Ontario has recently launched through Ontario Travel, offering free access and use of images to tourism businesses. These photos can be used as a resource to promote your product. Sign up for an account here.



Trip Advisor

Some helpful TripAdvisor hints:

First Steps:

  • Add TripAdvisor links to social media networks
  • Establish best practices for managing reviews
  • Order and distribute TripAdvisor comment cards and encourage guests to review
  • Write detailed descriptions of your location and offerings
  • Keep images (20 or more) fresh and current
  • Use booking/reservation links

After receiving a review:

  • Respond quickly and professionally. Make sure to always respond – a simple, “Thank you, we’re happy you enjoyed your visit”, says volumes
  • Display TripAdvisor awards and badges online or on location


Destination Canada

Destination Canada is Canada’s national tourism marketing organization. Access some of their resources developed for Canada’s tourism industry.

Website: Destination Canada


Ontario by Bike

Ontario’s cycle tourism community has grown significantly over the last few years. Take initiative in attracting cyclists by becoming ‘Bicycle Friendly’ through Ontario By Bike. To learn more about this program, see the Ontario By Bike Cycling Toolkit.

Website: Ontario By Bike     Webinar: Ontario By Bike Webinar Presentation – Kawartha Lakes and PTBO (Nov 15 2017)




Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is recognized as the umbrella organization for leading associations, destination marketing organizations, regional tourism organizations and businesses serving Ontario’s diverse tourism industry.




TIAC takes action on behalf of Canadian tourism businesses and promotes positive measures that help the industry grow and prosper. TIAC is responsible for representing tourism interests at the national level, and its advocacy work involves promoting and supporting policies, programs and activities that will benefit the sector’s growth and development.




Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance (OCTA)

Bridging the gap between the food and travel industries, OCTA strengthens the links between the viticulture, agriculture, aquaculture sectors to the hospitality sector to promote the growth of food tourism. OCTA develops strong relationships between growers, chefs, processors, restaurateurs, accommodation providers, distributors, government and industry organizations. Acting as a leading voice to share Ontario’s culinary stories with passion and pride.

Report: The Rise of Food Tourism


Google My Business

Make sure you claim your google domain:

  1. Builds Trust
  2. Increases SEO Rankings
  3. Free Advertising in Prime Google Locations
  4. Reach new customers through local searches
  5. Funnels users back to your website and social accounts

Watch this video from Google with step by step instructions: