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Recent Media Coverage In South Eastern Ontario

We are thrilled to share some recent media coverage as a result of pitching and...

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Ontario Invests in Safe, Innovative Festivals and Events

2021 Reconnect Festival and Event program recipients announced The Ontario government is providing $43 million...

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Q1 Marketing Highlights

We are excited to share the collective accomplishments we have made for Q1 (April 1st-June...

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RTO 9 Announces 30 Partnership Fund Proposal Recipients

South Eastern Ontario’s RTO 9 awards $215k to local tourism businesses in the region in...

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Ontario Small Ship Sightseeing Cruises Set Sail For 2021 Season

South Eastern Ontario’s small ship tour boat operators launch their summer/fall season on Ontario’s waterways 1000...

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RTO 9 Marketing Programs 2021-2022

New program joins existing digital program in helping members with marketing initiatives Drive for Excellence Program...

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South Eastern Ontario is Ready to Welcome Visitors This Summer

New consumer research outlines high demand for culinary and adventure-based trips Kingston, ON – (June...

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Meet The Team At RTO 9

Bonnie, Executive Director613.329.2753bruddock@region9tourism.ca 1.Fun fact: I was a sparks leader when my girls were young.2.Career...

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South Eastern Ontario Tourism Businesses Receive Federal Funding In Response To COVID-19

RTO-9 distributed $500,000 in non-repayable grants to select counties  Kingston, ON – (May 28, 2021)...

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Recent Media Coverage In South Eastern Ontario

We are thrilled to share some recent media coverage as a result of pitching and...

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Ideas Labs: Peer-To-Peer Learning

Ready to share ideas? Looking for inspiration as you prepare for tourism in 2021? If...

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Over 70 Businesses Are Awarded WTTC’s Safe Travels Stamp

The Safe Travels Stamp is an internationally recognized stamp to show that your business has...

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RTO 9 x Shopify Masterclasses

If you’ve always been curious about using Shopify for your business, this series of webinars...

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7 Tips To Get Your Business Ready For The Holidays

As Canadian businesses continue to navigate through the pandemic and the changes in consumer needs,...

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What Is A FAM Trip And Why Are They Important?

“A FAM trip is a huge investment of time, money and personnel. Make sure that...

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RTO 9 Announces 8 Additional Partnership Proposal Recipients

RTO9 awards an additional $60,000 to local tourism businesses in the region Kingston, ON –...

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RTO 9 Partners With Culinary Tourism Alliance (CTA) To Participate In Its Great Taste Of Ontario Road Trip Program

South Eastern Ontario region features dozens of restaurants on program’s road map as part of...

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RTO 9 Tourism Summit 2020 FAQs

We’re officially less than 10 days away from this year’s Tourism Summit! This year, we...

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2020-2021 Partnership Programs to Enhance Tourism in South Eastern Ontario

Each year, RTO 9 works with a selected group of tourism operators and stakeholders in...

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Application for our 2020/2021 Board of Directors

Region 9 Regional Tourism Organization(RTO9) was established in 2010 to promote and invest in tourism...

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Announcing Our New Board Members for 2020/2021

KINGSTON, ON, Aug. 4, 2020 – RTO 9, the leading strategic partner for tourism in...

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Small Ship Sightseeing Tours are a Great Way to See Ontario’s Majestic Lakes and Rivers, Stay Safe and Socially Distance

South Eastern Ontario’s tour boat operators are once again welcoming visitors for summer and fall...

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Regional Tourism Organization 9 (RTO 9) Launches Tourism Rebuilding Strategy

KINGSTON, ON, JULY 27, 2020 – RTO 9, the leading strategic partner to sustainably develop...

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Digital Marketing

Influencers That Shine & Continue To Rise

Influencer: the term that we have all heard of, but may not necessarily understand. Let...

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Digital Marketing

10 Mega-Influencers That Are Sure To Inspire You

We know that tourism operators and/or businesses can benefit from the use of social media...

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2020-2021 Partnership Fund

The 2020/2021 Partnership Fund application process is now closed. All applications must be received no later...

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Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site Website Awarded

Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site Website Awarded Regional Tourism Organization 9 (RTO9) is thrilled...

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RTO 9 Launches Research and Insights Hub

KINGSTON, ON – DECEMBER 3, 2018: RTO 9 Launches Research and Insights Hub We are...

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Channeling New Opportunities From the RTO

Summer is in full swing and our office has been buzzing with activity. Our team...

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Board of Directors Applications Are Now Open

The Great Waterway is a regional tourism organization (RTO 9) that was established in 2010...

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