The City of Peterborough becomes the 10th community to join tourism-boosting program along the historic Trent-Severn Waterway For Immediate Release                    May 8th, 2024 (Peterborough, Ontario) – Peterborough has officially joined the Trent-Severn Trail Town program, a regional initiative designed to encourage tourism in the communities along … Read more

Job Posting: Student Travel Counsellor

External Job Posting Position Title: Student Travel Counsellor Type of Employment: Full Time Contract Hours of Work: 35 hours a week, Wednesday to Sunday Job Posting Date: March 19, 2024  Location: Onsite at 9 Bridge St. N., Hastings, ON Duration: June 29 – Sept 2, 2024 (possibility of extension) Salary: $19/hr Closing Date: May 6, … Read more

2023 Tourism Development Fund – Applications Now Open

News ReleaseFor Immediate Release The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is pleased to announce the launch of the Tourism Development Fund 2023 program. The fund supports projects that encourage the development of innovative new tourism products, support tourism investment or build the capacity of Ontario’s tourism industry to foster new tourism investments. Formerly known … Read more

RTO8 announces support for tourism recovery in Kawarthas Northumberland

RTO8 delivers $2.8-million for 37 businesses, through the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund, to attract visitors and support future growth For Immediate Release October 5th, 2022,  Hastings, Ontario Today, Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) announced support for 37 tourism businesses and organizations in Kawarthas Northumberland to recover from the pandemic and prepare for future … Read more


Looking for a competitive edge? The shoulder season months are a terrific time to invest in the future of your business, your staff, and partners.  RTO8 is pleased to be able to offer a growing number of self-paced e-courses you can complete on your own time, on any electronic device. Courses range in length from … Read more


For Immediate Release                    May 26, 2022 (Hastings, Ontario) – Through the support of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, RTO8 is pleased to open Ontario’s first-ever Regional Tourism Organization (RTO) operated Visitor Information Centre. Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) held the official soft opening of the Kawarthas Northumberland Visitor Information Centre, located … Read more

FedDev Ontario / RTO8 Tourism Relief Fund

News ReleaseFor Immediate Release Government of Canada supports Kawarthas Norhumberland through the Tourism Relief Fund Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) to deliver $3 million in federal funding to support tourism businesses in Kawarthas Northumberland May 02, 2022 Hastings, Ontario Tourism is essential to the vitality of small businesses and communities in Kawarthas Northumblerland, with millions of … Read more

External Job Posting

Position Title: Student Travel Counsellor Location: Onsite at 9 Bridge St. N., Hastings, ON Type of Employment: Full Time Contract Duration: May 9th to August 14th, 2022 (possibility of extension) Hours of Work: 35 hours a week, including weekends Salary: $15/hr Job Posting Date: April 1st, 2022      Closing Date: April 22nd, 2022 About RTO8:Regional Tourism … Read more

Kawarthas Northumberland Launches Campaign to Support Local Restaurants

The Kawarthas Northumberland KN Eats Giveaway will inject $10,000 into the local restaurant industry and support local media outlets. Local restaurants in the Kawarthas Northumberland region have worked hard to make sure their community can enjoy the myriad of flavours their region has to offer over the last year. It’s time to show them some … Read more

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. DC also shares some best-in-class examples … Read more