COLLINGWOOD, ON, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - 2011 will mark the official launch of
Regional Tourism Organization 7, and the RTO7 Transition Team is still
accepting applications for the new industry-led, not-for-profit's first
board of directors.
The deadline for applications for the RTO7 board has been extended to
The board will oversee the operation of the RTO, which will represent
Region 7 (Bruce, Grey and Simcoe) under the province's new tourism
funding and management strategy. Information about the board structure
and application process can be found on the RTO7 web site at www.region7transition.ca.
RTO7 already has a number of tourism-focused, provincially funded
projects underway that will help kick-start tourism development under
the province's new regional tourism funding and management framework.
Projects include a strategic tourism plan for the region, an economic
impact study of winter tourism, and a media and public relations
project to enhance consumer awareness that has resulted in enhanced
broadcast and print media exposure for the region.
Other projects include evaluations of waterways and green tourism, and a
look at signs and way finding. Photographers are currently capturing
winter images and video footage across Bruce, Grey and Simcoe that will
help market and promote the region to consumers (a similar imagery
campaign was also conducted in the fall).
Tourism organizations and businesses can take advantage of these
projects and studies by participating in project-specific telephone
interviews, surveys and focus groups that are planned over the coming
weeks. Consumer surveys are also planned.
To find out more about Region 7 tourism projects visit www.region7transition.ca or contact the project coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (705) 715-6544.
SOURCE Georgian Triangle Tourist Association
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