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Social & Online Tools
Our Kawarthas Northumberland Social Media Accounts:
Facebook: Kawarthas Northumberland
Facebook: Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour
YouTube: Kawartha Northumberland
Our RTO8 Partner Information Social Media Accounts:
Here’s a few ways to align your tourism product with Ontario Travel:
Sign up as a tourism partner on www.tourismpartners.com
Submit your listings onto ontariotravel.net. Your listings will be translated and added to both their website and trip planner.
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.
Some helpful TripAdvisor hints:
- 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 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
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:
- Builds Trust
- Increases SEO Rankings
- Free Advertising in Prime Google Locations
- Reach new customers through local searches
- Funnels users back to your website and social accounts
Watch this video from Google with step by step instructions: https://support.google.com/business/answer/2911778?hl=en