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Oct 19

Developing a Facebook Business Presence

Loyalist College- Bancroft Campus
195 Hastings Street North
Bancroft, ON, ON
North Hastings

Date: Oct 19th, 2016 10:00 am to 3:30 pm


This workshop will provide the training and skills needed for small businesses to utilize Facebook to market their business. It is designed to eliminate the mystery and demystify the process. 

We will review and deomstrate: 
1. Facebook key functions that are relevant to social media marketing.
2. How to brand a Facebook page for business.
3. Facebook online etiquette - what you should do, not do and best practices to ensure you keep you business fans.
4. Trip Advisor, Groups and others  

Cost: $15

For more information, contact:
(613) 961-0590

Oct 17-19

2016 Travel Information Services Conference

Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Rd
Toronto, On, ON

Starts: Oct 17th, 2016 9:00 am
Ends: Oct 19th, 2016 4:00 pm


Turn customer service into customer loyalty. Join us in Toronto for an engaging and informative event on how to improve your travel service offerings!

Travel information services colleagues from across Ontario and Canada will come together for a two day conference designed for you to learn the latest welcome and information centre trends and innovation and share best practices on visitor information services.

This year's theme "Turn Customer Service into Customer Loyalty " shows you how to stay ahead of today’s fast-paced digital landscape while staying connected to your customers and keeping them loyal, all while competing with other global destinations and brands. Tourism industry professionals will share the key to their successes in creating meaningful and strategic relationships with customers, and how to effectively turn marketing and advertising strategies into front-line customer loyalty and engagement.

For more information, contact:
Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

Oct 20

Developing Content for Social Media Marketing

Loyalist College- Bancroft Campus
195 Hastings Street North
Bancroft, ON, ON
North Hastings

Date: Oct 20th, 2016 10:00 am to 3:30 pm


This workshop will give you the skills to create engaging content for your social media marketing efforts, with a particular focus on Facebook. Topics to be covered: understanding your audeince, defining your online brand, tailoring content to reflect your brand, increasing and engaging your fanvase, promoting content, and give you awesome free online tools to help make the process easier. 

Take your social media to the next level. 

Cost: $15

For more information, contact:
(613) 961-0590

Oct 24-25

2016 OH!Tourism Summit

Best Western Plus Perth & Code's Mill on the Park
Perth, ON
Ottawa Valley South

Starts: Oct 24th, 2016 9:00 am
Ends: Oct 25th, 2016 4:00 pm


Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization’s annual tourism conference and AGM, also known as the OH!Tourism Summit, is an annual gathering of movers and shakers from across Ontario’s Highlands. Tourism operators, industry leaders and community partners are invited to come together to network, share best practices and get re-acquainted after a busy summer tourism season.

#OHSUM2016 will be taking place October 24-25 at Code’s Mill on the Park and the Best Western Plus Perth, in partnership with  Lanark County TourismValley Heartland CFDC and Lanark County Tourist Association.

With this year’s theme of "Small Towns – Big Stories: Using Content to Generate Visitor Engagement in Ontario’s Highlands,” we’ll be delving into how we can uncover the storyteller inside all of us to cut through advertising clutter, engage audiences, and inspire visitation. Through captivating keynote speakers and thought provoking workshops, delegates will discover how to navigate the path to develop content, share their stories, and engage visitors as we embark on a collective journey to invite people to Come Wander Ontario’s Highlands.

Please visit www.ohtourismsummit.ca for additional information on this year's theme, program, and featured speakers.

For more information, contact:

Oct 27-30

SPARC Symposium 2016

Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre
4252 Haliburton County Rd 21
Haliburton, On , ON
Haliburton Highlands

Starts: Oct 27th, 2016 9:00 pm
Ends: Oct 30th, 2016 4:00 pm


SPARC, Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities, invites you to join them in #MyHaliburtonHighlands for SPARC Symposium 2016!

The SPARC Network is pleased to host the 2nd Symposium focussing on the business of performing arts in a rural setting and feature three streams of exploration - creation, production and presentation - across four disciplines of the performing arts; Dance, Theatre, Music and Media Arts.

Walt Disney said, "we keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." Together we will create a map that will lead us down new paths and make connections that will satisfy our curiosity but continue to lead us on.

Mark your calendar and stay tuned for ore information at www.sparcperformingarts.com

For more information, contact:
Rachel Gilooly
(705) 454-8107

Nov 22-23

Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference

Belleville Ontario, ON

Starts: Nov 22nd, 2016 8:00 am
Ends: Nov 23rd, 2016 5:00 pm


This one of a kind conference is all about building relationships and supporting local food in Eastern Ontario.

Our local food systems are being constantly challenged by climate change, shifting trade landscapes, and social trends. At the same time, local food systems help to create resilience. They create environmental resilience by supporting diverse production and attracting more farmers into the field. They create economic resilience through business opportunities all along the value chain. They create social resilience by drawing communities together through food. This year’s conference will explore what we can do today to maintain and enhance the resilience of our local food system through uncertain times ahead, as well as the strong role that local food can play in buffering these challenges.

Cost: $110.00

For more information, contact:
Karen Fischer

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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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Get In Touch

Our office hours are 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.

Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization
9 International Drive, Suite 129
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5

Phone: 613-629-6486

Toll Free: 855-629-6486

Fax: 613-629-6488

Email: ac.otho]ta[ofni

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