Pembroke, ON (January 10, 2012) – The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism organization is putting their marketing slogan “Come to Know Us” into practice with a three day orientation tour of the Haliburton Highlands from Jan 25th to 27th. The three-day visit will begin with a tourism industry networking event at Pinestone Resort on January 25th, followed by a day of meetings for the OHTO at the Haliburton School of The Arts on January 26th, and a Familiarization (FAM) Tour of local tourism highlights on January 27th.
“We have been looking forward to organizing these types of events and are thrilled to be working with Haliburton County to assist us with reaching out to their tourism business community,” says Nicole Whiting, Manager of the OHTO. “The success of our organization depends on understanding the needs of all of our partner regions and discovering ways to work together to increase tourism to Ontario’s Highlands. This is an excellent opportunity to become better acquainted with the tourism industry in the Haliburton Highlands and learn more about the area as a tourist destination. ”
Tourism industry stakeholders are encouraged to attend the “Building Partnerships in Tourism” networking event held at the Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre on Wednesday, January 25th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This is an open event where the tourism business community of Haliburton County can meet and discuss tourism specific topics with the OHTO Board of Directors and staff. A brief presentation of current OHTO initiatives will be presented at 5:30 pm followed by complimentary appetizers and refreshments. Attendance at the networking event is free, but advanced registration is required. Please visit http://guestlistapp.com/events/84522 to register or contact Laura Slater, OHTO Administrative Assistant at ac.otho]ta[nimda for more information about this event.
The OHTO is a not-for-profit organization mandated by the Province of Ontario to increase tourism within the counties of Haliburton, Lanark, and Renfrew and portions of Frontenac, Hastings, and Lennox and Addington. The OHTO works in collaboration with eight sub-regional marketing organizations, tourism agencies and authorities including: Algonquin Nation, Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce, ComfortCountry.ca, Haliburton Highlands, Lanark County Tourism, Land O' Lakes Tourist Association, Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, and the Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association. Find out more about the OHTO at http://www.ohto.ca
For more information, please contact the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization at 613-629-6486 or ac.otho]ta[ofni