Current Marketing Opportunities
Work With Us
We have numerous ways your can partner with us to help spread the word about your tourism business.
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Co-Branded Email Blasts
Looking to promote your Waterfront or Beer, Wine and Culinary experiences to a qualified audience? Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation (SWOTC) is now giving you access to its extremely qualified audience of over 49,000 email subscribers. Partner with SWOTC in an e-blast that features your content to this database. You are in charge of the content and SWOTC will program into its existing email template with all links going to the website of your choosing. Deployment dates from May 1st, 2018 to March 31st, 2019.
Click here for full information and contract.
Co-op Social Media Contests
Take advantage of the Ontario’s Southwest Facebook qualified audience of 38,000+ and boost your email database with co-op social media contests. SWOTC will do all the programming and host the contest. All entrants will be signing up for your email database so you will be growing your lists. There is no fee to participate, you just have to provide the prize. Six spots available so sign-up today.
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Kitchener-Waterloo Food & Wine Show
The Kitchener – Waterloo Wine and Food Show takes place on April 20 & 21st, 2018 at The Aud in Kitchener. This market presents a great opportunity for visits to Ontario’s Southwest. We have negotiated special Ontario’s Southwest booth pricing should you wish to participate in this show.
Booth prices are: $645.00 plus HST for a 10′ x 10′ and $1,200 plus HST for a 10′ x 20′.
Click here to find out more. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com or call 519.290.8687
Partner Offers Program
Ontario’s Southwest (OSW) invites you to participate in our upcoming marketing campaigns for 2017. Offers will be published on OntariosSouthwest.com and traffic will be pushed to these offers with multi-channel digital campaigns. The target markets for these campaigns are nearby US States, Michigan, Ohio, and Western New York, the GTA, and Southern Ontario markets outside of Ontario’s Southwest. The BWC campaign will be in market year-round beginning in mid-May and the Waterfront campaign will be in market from June to September of this year.
How You Can Participate
An integral part of the campaign is the call-to-action to the consumer in the form of tourism product offers that will be promoted on OntariosSouthwest.com and linked to the operator’s website for fulfillment. We are looking for you, the tourism operator, to supply these offers and deals for inclusion in this campaign. We encourage you to participate, at no cost to you, and to leverage this investment to help drive traffic to your business. Each industry partner will be permitted to submit up to 5 unique offers for inclusion in the campaign.
To participate, please complete the Partner Offer Contract and Offer Submission Form (Excel) from the documents below.
Accommodations Partners Program Outline & Contract (Unique offers opportunity information for Accommodations providers)
Offer Submission Form (download will begin automatically on click)
Partner Offer Program Results from Previous Campaigns
Destination Ontario Online Packages Opportunity – Spring/Summer 2018
For the 2018 spring/summer season, Destination Ontario will showcase unexpected hidden gems and surprising experiences to encourage families and friends to unearth their passions and go beyond the known. This is the perfect time to raise the awareness and profile of your experiential packages.
Online travel packages are displayed in their respective experience and region pages on the website. Listings also flow into the Discover Ontario mobile app, and they are presented via the website on the digital touch screen kiosks in the 20 ONroute Service Centres along the highway 400/401 corridor. There will be a particular focus on the following experiences for this season:
- Kid Fun & Attractions
- Outdoor Adventures
- Arts & Culture
- Urban Adventures
- Festivals/Events/Live Music
The opportunity to post criteria-based packages is available to industry partners free of charge. If you are interested in submitting a package for consideration, please do so by April 12, 2018. Log in to www.tourismpartners.com to submit.
Listings on OntarioSouthwest.com
Are you a tourism business owner in Southwestern Ontario? Are you holding a major tourism event that will draw thousands of visitors to the region? You could qualify to list your business or event on our regional tourism website: OntariosSouthwest.com. Please see the Guidelines and Criteria for Submissions to see if your submission meets the set guidelines. Only those submissions meeting the set guidelines will be posted on the regional tourism website. Please send all submissions to JT Uppal.
Destination Ontario Marketing Opportunities
Submit new business listings, tourism packages, festivals and events to OntarioTravel.net for FREE, or update your existing listings. Click here for more information on submitting your listing.
Include your festival, event or attraction on Ontario’s new festivals and events mobile app. It’s free and easy, simply submit or update your listing. Check out the app at www.ontariotravel.net.