FEBRUARY 2016  

IN THIS ISSUE
 
JUST TWO WEEKS LEFT TO BOOK YOUR AD IN THE 2016 VISITORS' GUIDE   
 
Based on the overwhelming success of our inaugural, re-branded "Where Ontario Gets Real" 2015 Headwaters Four-Season Visitors' Guide, we're excited to launch the 2016 edition!

Advertising space for the 2016 edition is now available. Last year we sold out, and we're anticipating equal or greater demand again this year.

Full details, including distribution information, ad rates and ad sizes are posted on our new Headwaters B2B industry website.

Book your space now by placing your order online or contacting us directly at sales@headwaters.ca.

Booking deadline is Friday, February 15th.  

 
REGISTER NOW FOR TASTE OF MAPLE 2016 
 

Taste of Maple 2016 will take place  Friday, March 11th to Sunday, April 10th, 2016 This event happens during sap season and provides an opportunity for us to showcase our true Canadian spirit with a festival celebrating all things maple. Help us create some excitement and increase visitation to your business.
Suggested ways to get involved include:
  • Prix fixe menu - Create your own menu that features local maple syrup in each of your menus courses (lunch or dinner). You set the price - it has to be a deal! Visitors will be required to make advance reservations (directly with your establishment) to take part in this promotion.
  • Featured food or drink items - Provide us with a description of what products you are featuring that at your store or restaurant that showcase local maple syrup.
  • Maple events and activities - If you are offering a maple syrup cooking class, selling maple products, running a sugar bush or even creating something unique like maple-inspired art -- provide us with the details and we will promote.
Booking deadline - February 27, 2016.

 
ANNOUNCEMENT - CENTRAL COUNTIES TOURISM 
 
On December 10, 2015, the Headwaters Tourism Board of Directors passed a motion advising that they will no longer appoint members to sit on the Central Counties Tourism Board of Directors. All information about Central Counties Tourism can be found at www.rto6.biz

 
TOURISM INDUSTRY NEWS

Tourism HR Canada annual stakeholder survey
 
The tourism industry has undergone massive change and continues to innovate and transform in order to keep up with new demands and an ever increasing global marketplace. This survey will help Tourism HR Canada focus on the areas of greatest concern.

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Share experiences at annual environmental workshop - March 5th


Community-based environmental groups are invited to participate in the fifth Sharing Experiences Workshop, held on March 5 at Puslinch Community Centre in Guelph. This workshop is organized by local conservation authorities and environmental organizations, and features a keynote address by Gord Miller, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. 




Cycle Tourism Conference 2016 - March 4th

The Ontario By Bike Network and Transportation Options are proud to announce the 2016 Cycle Tourism Conference, a full-day conference to be held in downtown Toronto on March 4th, 2016 at the Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto. Full-day Conference Registration now $230, including complimentary pass to Toronto International Bicycle Show.  
 
 
HEADWATERS LAUNCHES NEW B2B TOURISM INDUSTRY WEBSITE 
 
Headwaters Tourism has recently launched a new business-to-business industry website for tourism industry stakeholders in the region.

On the Headwatersb2b.ca site tourism stakeholders will find valuable information to  support their tourism business, including news & events, workshops & training opportunities, industry resources available locally, provincially and nationally, and of course information about Headwaters Tourism, our mandate, our programs and opportunities for you to get involved.

As the regional destination marketing organization for the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Mono & Shelburne, and all of Dufferin County, we look forward to working with our municipal partners, as well as tourism operators and community and business organizations, in order to support strong & viable communities throughout Headwaters.

Check out our new Headwaters B2B website

 

LOOK WHAT YOU MISSED IF YOU'RE NOT FOLLOWING HEADWATERS  


Follow Headwaters on social media to keep posted on the latest happenings and newsworthy moments like #TasteofTourismAwards.

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PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS VIA HEADWATERS TOURISM MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES 

 

FREE tourism business, event & news listings  

 

If you operate a tourism related business, we invite you to register your business for free and be part of the region's largest tourism-focused website. With thousands of unique visitors each month on the Headwaters website , your business will benefit from additional exposure at NO COST, and be linked to the Central Counties Tourism website that also gets thousands of unique visitors monthly. This is an opportunity to engage numerous unique visitors each month at NO COST to your business.  

 

What are you waiting for - sign up now!

 


Thank you to all our Leading with the Best partners who work in partnership with us to help promote Headwaters as Ontario's premier rural tourism destination and "Where Ontario Gets Real".
Get involved   
 
If you are actively engaged in the tourism industry in Headwaters and are looking to expand your marketing reach, we encourage you to consider our
Leading with the Best program. Businesses that take part in our program are promoted as leading tourism experiences to consumers and become part of our targeted and featured promotions in Headwaters and Central Counties through our digital and social media platforms. Benefits of the program are too numerous to list.  
 
Call or email Stephany our Leading With The Best Program Manager to get more information on how Headwaters Tourism can market your business to tourists.

Stephany St.Louis | stephany@headwaters.ca | 905.587.0178 
 

 

KEEP US UP-TO-DATE ON EVENTS AND NEWSWORTHY HAPPENINGS  

 

Let us know about your events and newsworthy happenings so that we can help promote all that makes the Headwaters region special.

   

If you have press releases and photos about newsworthy events and happenings, please send them directly to our attention at media@headwatersregion.ca