Pembroke, ON (May 24, 2012) – The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) will visit Lanark County region on May 30 to June 1 to become better acquainted with Lanark’s tourism industry and learn more about the area as a tourist destination. The three-day orientation tour will begin with a Networking Event at Matheson House on May 30. This is an open event where the Lanark tourism business community is invited to meet and discuss tourism specific topics with the OHTO Board of Directors and staff. It will be followed by a day of meetings for the OHTO Board of Directors at the Code’s Mill Inn and Spa on May 31, and a Familiarization (FAM) Tour on June 1 to visit local tourism highlights such as Wheeler’s Pancake House and The Mississippi Mills Textile Museum.
“The Lanark County tourism industry welcomes this visit by the OHTO,” says Marie White, Tourism Manager, Lanark County Tourism. “While the OHTO has been promoting Lanark County as part of the Ontario’s Highlands region for two years now, this tour will be a great opportunity to enhance the board and staff’s knowledge of the experience we have to offer. The Networking Event provides a unique opportunity for our local businesses to draw attention to their tourism product or service, and to participate in the discussion surrounding the dynamic provincial tourism strategy led by the OHTO.”
The OHTO encourages members of the Lanark County tourism industry to join them at the Networking Event, titled “Building Partnerships in Tourism.” It will be held at the Matheson House on Wednesday, May 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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/102945 to register. Contact Laura Slater, OHTO Administrative Assistant at <email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org