September 2021: Connect with Tourism at Ontario’s Highlands’ OH! Tourism Summit and AGM

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others. – African Proverb

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us nothing else, it’s that connections are important. Connections to people. Connections to the land. Connections to our community. There are so many quotes that talk about how we are all stronger when we foster those important connections.

The connections in our lives sustain us; they provide us with a reason for being, they ground us in place, in time, and in our community.

Helen Keller said it so beautifully: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

It’s the discussion of connections and all that they have brought to us in the past year and a half that led us to settle on the theme of connections for this year’s OH! Tourism Summit and Annual General Meeting (AGM). This event is a chance to not only make connections with other tourism leaders and stakeholders in your community, but also to learn more about OHTO’s ongoing Connections campaign and our journey towards responsible tourism.

Join us on Wednesday, October 20 for a virtual three-hour conference to explore what our connections are through responsible tourism – to ourselves, to our community, and to our region. This year’s event is completely free to attend! A Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

The theme of connections will be evident in every aspect of this year’s program, from the keynote speaker, Dr. Johnathon Day, an expert in sustainable tourism and responsible travel, to a live authentic Indigenous experience with Chantel Chadwick, along with a mindful moment from Creekside Yoga.

New this year is the OH! Tourism Summit Experience Package (exciting!). Participants who register by Friday, Oct. 8 will receive an exclusive “Experience Package” packed with lots of fun stuff you’ll be able to use during the event itself.

This year’s event will answer questions like how can we use connections to create a better tourism experience? What role does responsible tourism play in an enlightened tourism community? And come to that, what exactly is responsible tourism, anyway?

Find out the answers to these questions, and more, at the OH! Tourism Summit and AGM on Oct. 20. Come join the thought leaders in tourism in Ontario from Ontario’s Highlands’ regions of the Ottawa Valley, Lanark County, Haliburton County, Hastings County, Frontenac County, and Lennox & Addington and be in the know for what’s coming in tourism in 2022.

This is a chance to be inspired – and to inspire! Let’s work together to grow tourism in Ontario’s Highlands. Visit www.comewander.ca/oh-tourism-summit for more information about the event and if you’re ready to register, click here.

We’ll ‘connect’ with you all on Wednesday, Oct. 20!

Yours in tourism,

Kasey Rogerson
Industry Support Coordinator

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