As we’ve been communicating information about our upcoming OH! Tourism Summit, we’ve been thinking more and more about communications in general, because let’s face it, if the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us nothing else it’s that we need to be able to communicate valuable information to tourism operators and municipal stakeholders as quickly and efficiently as possible.
In a perfect world, we would wave our magic wands and instantly share important information about time sensitive grants, events, and tourism programs that are relevant to our members. We want Ontario’s Highlands’ tourism operators to be the best informed in Ontario! (We’re a little competitive that way).
So, we’re making some changes. To establish meaningful and ongoing engagement with Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization’s (OHTO) membership, we’ve created an Industry Facebook Community Group, where we’ll share regular postings with valuable information that you need to know – and when you need to know it.
This will be a two-way street for communication, and you will be invited to share your own content, where appropriate. We want to hear what you have to say, as you share updates on your business, special offers, and events.
But don’t take our word for it, here are five more reasons why you will want to join our group (and not just because it’s where all the cool kids hang out).
1. We have plenty to share
It’s true – we really do have lots to share with you! We are constantly receiving information from TIAO, Destination Ontario, Destination Canada, and other groups that are trying their hardest to relay valuable information to tourism operators in Ontario. Don’t you want to be in the know?
2. Speed makes a difference
Sometimes speed counts. When there’s a grant that opens up that is first-come, first-served, how quickly it takes for you to hear about it means something. We consider it our responsibility to make sure you get the information you want for the services and programs you need, as quickly as possible.
3. You can share, too!
Do you have an event coming up? Share it with us! Do you have some information you’ve encountered about tourism in the region, or just something you want to share to inspire your fellow tourism folks? This can be your platform to be part of a community and learn more about other tourism offerings in your region. Check out the Group Rules to see when and where to share these sorts of posts in the Facebook Group.
4. Make connections
Why not get to know (virtually) some of your fellow tourism operators and community leaders from across Ontario’s Highlands? Find out what they’re thinking about and how they’re overcoming challenges in their region. This is a safe space to make those connections that can keep us inspired to do our very best. Remember that if two heads are better than one, then even more heads mean we can go further, faster, and have more fun doing it.
Need we say more? COVID-19 has changed the landscape of tourism, and we need to be able to pivot harder and respond quicker to changes in the industry. Be part of the change and engage with us!
I’m sold – how do I join?
To join our group, click this link and click “Join Group.” We’ll approve your request and you’ll be instantly included in this communication channel. Welcome aboard!