1. Leveraging Your Natural Assets
Jennie Elmslie (Co-Owner, Free Spirit Tours)
Jennifer Whitely (Executive Director, Ontario's Lake Country)
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Ontario is full of serene lakes, breathtaking nature and beautiful landscapes; each community boasts its own natural beauty, and its own unique collection of natural tourism assets. The question is: how do you build tourism around those assets? Three tour operators will discuss how they’re leveraging their surroundings to get visitors outside, while simultaneously growing a sustainable tourism business.
2. Kingston Tourism Success Stories
Hugh Mackenzie (General Manager, Kingston Destination Group)
Daniel Barrett (Co-Owner, Kingston Food Tours)
Geoff Waycik (Manager — Historic Sites, St. Lawrence Parks Commission)
Calling all urbanites, history lovers and foodies — Kingston is the place to be. With a critical mass of attractions such as the Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston Food Tours, iconic trolleys, 1000 Islands Cruises and Winter’s Lumina Borealis, Kingston is quickly becoming a trending destination in Ontario. Hear from these successful attractions on how, collaboratively, they're turning Kingston from a day-trip destination to one worth extended stays.
3. Topic: Culinary Tourism Destinations
4. It's Your Shift — Sexual Violence & Intervention Hospitality Training
Ontario Tourism Education Corporation
Ontario Restaurant, Hotel & Motel Association