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

Tourism Connects

Fast-track your preparations for the 2022 summer season with our short e-courses. As pandemic restrictions are lifted, and pent-up demand is upon us – take time now, to get ready. These bilingual courses are FREE to all registered RTO8 stakeholders (tourism business owners and operators located within Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough City or County and Northumberland … 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

Update on Federal & Provincial Support Announcements

Dear RTO8 Stakeholders, The Federal Government has announced plans to provide additional support to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. A summary of the proposed legislation is outlined below. We will provide more information as it becomes available. The announcement is here. Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, which would provide simple and … Read more

September 9, 2020- Update from TIAC

  TIAC Members are at the forefront of everything we do.  While many items like today’s COVID-19 update are made available to everyone in the tourism sector, TIAC Membership has many other benefits that can help your business. We have begun to revamp our members-only resources, and TIAC Members get exclusive savings and deals on … Read more