Destination Ontario Resources & 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.
Destination Ontario Online Packages Opportunity Winter 2018-19
The winter travel season is upon us and now is the perfect time to profile your packages on OntarioTravel.net, the consumer website of Destination Ontario.
Align your packages to their content themes for increased visibility. The content on the website this winter will focus on the following experiences:
Spas and Wellness
Arts & Culture
Food and Drink
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 December 18, 2018.
How to submit: Log in to DestinationOntario.com, click on the ‘Manage Packages’ link at the bottom of the page, and follow the instructions. Links to the package criteria and guidelines are included; take a look at them before starting to enter your information. Each package must be accompanied by a single image that reflects the consumer experience (minimum 1920 x 800 pixels, maximum 4 MB). Also, please ensure that the URL that you provide links to a page on your site where consumers can easily find complete details and pricing of the package on your site. Please do not simply provide a link to your home page.
Once a package is entered, it takes up to five business days for it to be reviewed, approved and translated before it goes live on ontariotravel.net. Packages come down from the site once the ‘End Date’ has passed, but remain in your account. You can edit or add new packages at any time.
For more information about listing your FREE package, please contact: Marie Cheesman, 613-735-3231, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ontario Travel Information Centres
Destination Ontario operates 11 Ontario Travel Information Centres (OTICs) across the province that welcome over 835,000 visitors annually. The OTICs actively promote and sell Ontario products and services through in-person, customized travel planning with the aim of creating incredible Ontario travel experiences.
Download the information sheet for a full list of services they offer.
Destination Canada Resources
Destination Canada (also known as the Canadian Tourism Commission) has developed a series of tools for Canadian tourism businesses to help in efforts to attract travellers. Free and accessible to all tourism businesses, these tools are rich with insights on topics such as:
how to build an engaging visitor experience
enhancing your copywriting and photography for more marketing impact
key insights on how to better understand your customer using our award-winning market research platform, EQ.
Verify your Business on Google
It is important to claim and verify your business on Google so you can edit your contact information, add new images, and respond to reviews.
Download this info sheet on how to verify your business.
Claim your Business on TripAdvisor
An important step in taking control of your brand on TripAdvisor is to take ownership of your business on the website. After you claim your business, you will be able to update any information that may be out of date, add new photos, and respond to comments from visitors.
Social Media Resources
Visit these website for social media advice & tools you can use in your businesses:
Social Media Scheduling Tools: