- What is a Regional Tourism Organization (RTO)?
- Why were Regional Tourism Organizations formed across Ontario?
- What is the mandate for Niagara's RTO?
- How will TPN communicate with stakeholders?
- Is the TPN a Funding Agency?
- How will the RTOs work with existing Destination Marketing and Management Organizations?
RTOs are independent, industry-led, not-for-profit organizations responsible for working with tourism partners to enhance and grow each region’s tourism products and marketing activities. By providing regional leadership and coordination, RTOs help build and support competitive and sustainable tourism regions that are better able to attract more visitors, generate more economic activity and create more jobs.
RTOs were an initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and includes 13 organizations have been formed across Ontario. Niagara’s Regional Tourism Organization is in Region #2 (RTO2) and includes all 12 municipalities that presently exist within the Regional Municipality of Niagara.
Each municipalities’ tourism interests are represented by five Sub-Regions and work in partnership with TPN including, Niagara Falls Tourism, Niagara’s South Coast Tourism Association, St. Catharines Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Twenty Valley Tourism Association.
TPN’s mandate is to provide leadership and coordination to attract more visitors, generate more economic activity and create more jobs across the Niagara region.