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INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE ONTARIO 

ITO and Indigenous Experience Ontario (IEO) have created a beautiful new website that serves as an Indigenous tourism marketing hub. The website showcases authentic Indigenous experiences, attractions, and accommodations from across the province. As Ontarians eagerly explore the province, this website is building awareness of Indigenous tourism products and connecting visitors to the unique Indigenous tourism experiences in Ontario.

Currently, ITO is focused on marketing this website to drive consumers to visit the platform. One way we are promoting the platform is through an upcoming cover story in Horizon Travel & Lifestyle Magazine which will be distributed to 100,000 households with the Toronto Star. To take advantage of the extra exposure from this active marketing phase, contact membership@indigenoustourismontario.ca for your business to be listed as soon as possible!
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DIGITAL SHIFT SESSION 4: VIRTUAL REALITY TOURS

Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab has partnered with WEtech Alliance to host a virtual workshop supporting hard-hit tourism businesses in Ontario. Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with a “Shift Expert”, who has made digital pivots to their own business or organization, and can share the tangible learnings and potential pitfalls of finding new ways to deliver value online. Each 1-hour workshop will include overviews of tangible tools and templates for take-away learning. Previous topics have explored Backyard Tourism, the E-Marketplace, and making an attraction a digital experience. Click here to watch past sessions for free.

On September 15th, 2020, Session 4 will feature Shift Experts from ITO and ORIGIN to discuss the benefits and potential of developing tourism experiences in Virtual Reality (VR).

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BECOME A VENDOR AT THE 2020 VIRTUAL RYERSON POW WOW

This year, Ryerson’s annual Pow Wow event will be going virtual. The virtual  Pow Wow aims to extend economic opportunities, cultivate long-term relationships and leverage technology for placemaking, entrepreneurship and the exchange of Indigenous art and culture. The Ryerson Pow Wow 2020 will run from September 21-25 and will feature a full education week with different workshops, live videos and panels. There will be also be a virtual marketplace that will be open year-round starting in September 2020. Learn more about the event here

We strongly encourage businesses who currently do not have an online selling platform to register as Ryerson’s Business Innovation Hub will be able to support you with setting up an online business. If you wish to register to be a vendor at the Pow Wow, please fill out the form linked below.

Deadline to register is September 18th, 2020.

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DESTINATION NORTHERN ONTARIO’S INDUSTRY LEADER AWARDS

Destination Northern Ontario is calling for nominations for their Industry Leader Awards to be presented virtually at the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit. Nominations are now open for the 2020 Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence and are due no later than Oct. 2, 2020. The entrant may be an individual, a group, an organization or a business, and self nominations are permitted.

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WEBINAR: 10 FREE MARKETING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

Looking to market your business but don’t know where to start? In partnership with ITAC, Darian Kovacs, Indigenous owner of Jelly Marketing covers 10 Free Marketing Tools and Techniques to increase sales and visitors. In his 40 minute webinar, Darian talks about choosing the right social media channels, getting started with Search Engine Optimization, and more! Click here for the slides from the presentation, and down below for the webinar!

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ONTARIO TOURISM SUMMIT: TOGETHER VIRTUALLY

The 2020 Ontario Tourism Summit will be taking place on October 27th and 28th as a virtual conference! This year’s summit will have Keynote speakers Gloria Guevara, President/CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and Don Cleary, President of Marriott Hotels Canada. Throughout the two half day sessions you will hear about best practices, tools and strategies for the industry’s collaboration and recovery in rebuilding stronger and more sustainably with an emphasis on showcasing innovative initiatives.

To read more about the speakers, topics, and how to buy tickets click the link below.

TIAO TOURISM SUMMIT
       

      Indigenous Tourism Ontario
      1300 Hwy 540
      4 directions Complex Unit 4
      Aundeck Omni Kaning, Ontario
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