According to the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism businesses across the province is historic and unprecedented.
As the outbreak wanes and Ontario slowly re-opens its economy, the best and the brightest people will be needed to help guide the future of tourism in the province, including in Kawarthas Northumberland.
If you have a passion for tourism — and an interest in seeing the region’s heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries recover, grow, and prosper — then consider volunteering for the board of directors of Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8).
Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, RTO8 is the not-for-profit organization responsible for promoting tourism in the Kawarthas Northumberland region, which encompasses Peterborough & the Kawarthas, the Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County.
As an RTO8 board member, you will take part in strategic planning to shape the future of tourism in the region, while having the opportunity to collaborate with other tourism professionals. One-year, two-year, and three-year terms are available.
More than 3,000 businesses within Kawarthas Northumberland depend on RTO8 to serve and support them and to contribute to their ongoing success. During these challenging times, that support is more important than ever.
For more information and to apply to become a director of RTO8’s board, visit rto8.com/about/about-rto8/. Applications are being accepted until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15th.
This story was created in partnership with Regional Tourism Organization 8.