WELCOME TO RTO8

Helping Grow Tourism for Kawarthas Northumberland

OUR VISION

THE CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES, PETERBOROUGH & THE KAWARTHAS AND NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

are synonymous with the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada, one of the finest interconnected systems of navigation in the world

OUR MISSION

TO WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS TO BUILD A COMPETITIVE TOURISM DESTINATION THAT

Highlights the unique attributes of the region
Demonstrates leadership in product and experiential development
Penetrates key markets through total brand ownership
Attracts investment and qualified stable workforce

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

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

Trail Towns with Amy Camp

Trail Town ideas and success stories from Amy Camp of Cycle Forward.

Destination Canada Tips and Tricks

This video series by Destination Canada is designed to help Canadian tourism business get the most out of their marketing efforts, reach travellers and remain competitive. The quick tutorials feature Destination Canada team members sharing their expertise.

Let's Talk Tourism Video Series

These videos will teach tourism businesses how to leverage their DMO & RTO8 for best results.

WHAT'S NEW

ideas labs

Ideas Labs, Peer-to-Peer Learning

2021 will require our collective talents, creativity, and ideas to continue to adapt to COVID-19. To help fast-track your thinking, get insights from others, and share ideas, RTO8 is offering nine different Ideas Labs with speakers from 5 provinces, in February and March. 

Rebuilding Traveller Confidence

Destination Canada has released a new guide to help the travel industry to rebuild consumer confidence. The guide offers four simple themes that have risen to the top for small businesses to help restore and cultivate confidence within Canadian travellers by showing that safety is in everyone’s best interest.

Update on Federal & Provincial Support Announcements

The Federal Government has announced plans to provide additional support to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Market Research: How will COVID-19 impact travel in Ontario?

RTO8 hosts David Coletto from market research firm Abacus Data in a live webinar to share insights and data on tourism behaviour in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.