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Come Wander: March 2016′s Board Chair Address

Come Wander: March 2016′s Board Chair Address

Welcome to early spring in Ontario’s Highlands!


Having just wrapped up another successful trade show season and hearing excellent feedback from consumers about some of the amazing products and experiences we have to offer, I am feeling rejuvenated and extremely positive about what we have accomplished as a region over the past few years. From the incredible recreational geology experiences to the unique stories being shared through the Ride The Highlands motorcycle initiative, Ontario’s Highlands is definitely making its mark with the visitors who choose our region as their vacation destination.


As we continue to build on this success and shift gears from winter to spring in preparation for the upcoming tourism season, now is the perfect time to review marketing plans and look for new prospects to collaborate and grow tourism in Ontario’s Highlands. A perfect opportunity to do that is by attending one of our upcoming Come Wander” stakeholder sessions being held April 19th and 20th. The stakeholder sessions are your opportunity to provide input into the development of the Come Wander strategy and discuss how you fit into the brand story.


I encourage you to attend one of the sessions below. RSVP to Julie Mulligan, OHTO’s Marketing Manager, at julie.mulligan@ohto.ca or 1.855.629.6486, x202.



April 19

April 20

(9am – 11am)

Tay River Reflections
279 Canal Bank Rd

Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre
4252 Haliburton County Rd 21

(2pm – 4pm)

Hastings Art Centre
230 Durham Street S

Spectacle Lake Lodge
202 Spectacle Lake Rd
Barry’s Bay



Looking forward to seeing many of you in April.

Happy Spring!


Melissa Marquardt

Chair, OHTO Board of Directors

Marketing Coordinator, Ottawa Valley Tourist Association

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The Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is one of 13 Regional Tourism Organizations created by the Ontario government to increase tourism to the province. The OHTO covers a large region in eastern Ontario which includes the counties of Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Lanark, Lennox and Addington, and Renfrew.

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