Recent Media Coverage In South Eastern Ontario - RTO 9

Recent Media Coverage In South Eastern Ontario

We are thrilled to share some recent media coverage as a result of pitching and ongoing media conversations managed by Beattie Tartan. Working with Beattie Tartan plays an integral role in maximizing consumer awareness of South Eastern Ontario in key markets and leads to amazing storytelling and creative!  


In this article, CanGeoTravel highlights various small businesses coming together amid the pandemic. It details the origins of Frontenac Trail Tours and how they decided to work together to target regional travellers. The article also references the importance of the newly restored K&P Trail to connect the tours and launch the collaboration with FireFly Adventures and Sumac Centre.

Read The Article: Small Tourism Operators Collaborate To Make It Through Pandemic Times

Zoomer Magazine

In the first article, the writer shares trails to take advantage of in the winter season, listing Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area in Kingston, Guindon Park in Cornwall, Summerstown Trails in SDG Counties and Quinte Conservation Area in Bay of Quinte. In the second piece, the writer discusses great Canadian skating rinks and features Gord Brown Memorial rink in 1000 Islands Gananoque.  

Read The Article: Scenic Hiking Trails To Check Out In Ontario Before The Snow Melts and 6 Places to Ice-Skate Across Canada

Cruise Critic

In this article, Tim Johnson highlights a fall cruising experience featuring St. Lawrence Cruise Lines. In the article, he mentions important topics of conversation when it comes to travelling during COVID-19.

Read The Article: Cruising During COVID-19: Do You Tell Your Friends And Family You’re Onboard?

A New Place Called Home

A New Place Called Home is a television series filmed in Prince Edward County last summer. The six-episode series of documentary shorts is now available on Bell Fibe TV1. The series celebrates those who have chosen to start over in the County, and their resilience, courage, and strength. These bold entrepreneurs are Melissa Cannons and Paul Tobias (restaurateurs of Wellington’s Idle Wild), Aaron Armstrong (Blue Wheelbarrow Farm), Susan and Glen Wallis (AWAY in the County bed and breakfast, Wallis Awards), Alison Lawtey (The Acres at High Shore bed and breakfast), Joaquim and Amor Conde (Quinta do Conde farm), and Sleiman Al Jasem (The County Catch fresh fish). 

Watch The Teaser:  A New Place Called Home

Ottawa Business Journal

This article by The Ottawa Business Journal highlights agri-tourism in South Eastern Ontario. Kingston, Frontenac County, and Cornwall SDG Counties are a few of the destinations mentioned throughout the article for their projects and support from the RTO 9 Partnership Fund.

Read The Article: From Farms To Forks, Entrepreneurs Ready To Reignite Eastern Ontario Tourism Industry

Girls Drink Wine Too

In this article, Diana takes you on a rosé tasting journey by highlighting several different wineries from Prince Edward CountyThree Dog Winery, Karlo Estates, Del-Gatto Estates, Grange Winery, Redtail Vineyards. Diana also goes into detail about each wine’s tasting notes as well as the backgrounds of the vineyards, and she links to each website as a CTA to purchase for her readers.

Read The Article: 5 Beautiful Rosé Wine From Prince Edward County

Trip Jaunt

Community is the topic of choice in this article by Trip Jaunt. Kingston’s Neon Hearts campaign is featured along with business owners’ quotes as well as a quote from Megan Knott, Tourism Kingston. It really ties in the story and proves how much the community has supported each other during these times!

Read The Article: Kingston Community GLOWS Together

Family Fun Canada

Writer, Jennifer Merrick, Family Fun Canada, features Upper Canada Village Waterfront Trail – Long Sault Parkway, Morrisburg in this roundup of cycling trails in Ontario.

Read The Article: Family Friendly Cycling Trails In Ontario


Coming from the popular QC-based lifestyle outlet,, is a series called “Travelling Taste Buds”, where they showcase a chef and a restaurant in different areas, first pinpointing how to get there and what makes the region unique, then featuring the recipe from a local restaurant/chef. Chef Ashley Loudon, The Secret Garden Inn, Kingston shares a yummy Moroccan lamb dish.

Read The Article: Traveling Taste Buds

Travel And Leisure

The Wander Resort in Prince Edward County was just named by Travel + Leisure as one of the best new hotels in the world! Only two hotels in Canada made the list and Wander was one of them. The nomination was contributed by Heather Greenwood Davis – a media-friendly of Beattie Tartan.

Read The Article: Our Editors’ Picks Of The Best New Hotels In The World

We would like to give a special thank you to the team at Beattie Tartan. The successful media publicity of our region is the result of their hard work, and careful planning!

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