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December 14, 2017

B2B Resolutions to Start Your New Year

2018 is almost upon us, and with the arrival of a new year comes everyone's favorite thing, the impossible task of coming up with resolutions for the next 12 months. We have a few B2B suggestions for you to start…
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November 29, 2017

Tourism as a Career

Tourism is a big business in Canada! Ontario alone accounts for 40 per cent of tourism jobs in Canada. In Ontario, the tourism sector accounts for 5.3 per cent of total jobs (389,000). While the industry continues to see growth,…
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October 24, 2017

Hot Tips for Content Marketing

Building your brand is the key to the success of your business. Focusing on content marketing is a vital aspect of this strategy. You don't have to be a marketing whiz to implement content marketing that targets your B2C audience
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September 27, 2017

Shoulder Season Provides Time to Network and Learn

Although a lot of your visitors may trek home after the busy summer season, your evaluation, marketing and business growth, shouldn’t slow down. The shoulder season presents an opportunity to conduct a post-tourist season review, engage in B2B networking and…
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August 23, 2017

Successful Destination Management Planning Works!

Great destinations are great places to live and work as well as to visit. Expanding a region’s tourism base can provide a wide range of benefits to businesses, employees and residents. When visitors spend discretionary income, that increases business profits,…
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July 26, 2017

Extend Summer into Your Shoulder Season

It’s summer and business is booming! We all know this is the best time of the year to be a Central Counties business owner. However, the shoulder season will soon be upon us, and now is the time savvy business…
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June 28, 2017

Central Counties New Board Members

The Central Counties board welcomes new Directors, Kelly O’Brien, Galen Weston Centre for Food, Durham College; Angela Poletto, TRCA; and, Jeff Duncan, Councillor, Town of Erin. A special thank to departing board members Rob Kadlovski and Derek Edwards. Rob and…
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June 28, 2017

Congratulations to Member Spotlight Recipients

York Durham Heritage Railway, Town of East Gwillimbury, and the Alton Mill Arts Centre, were recognized for their work with community businesses, Central Counties and other tourism stakeholders. Picture: Left to right: Jordan Grant (Alton Mill Arts Centre), Lori Woodyatt…
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May 29, 2017

Tourism Week Interview – Chuck Thibeault, Executive Director

Markham, ON – When most people think of a tourist, the image that comes to mind includes Hawaiian shirts, fanny packs and socks and sandals. For many businesses within York Region, Durham Region and Headwaters Region, that is why tourism…
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May 29, 2017

Did You Know It’s Tourism Week? May 28 to June 3, 2017

Why is this important? Tourism impacts our community! Tourism is a pillar of Ontario’s economy; it supports healthy and prosperous communities, and is fundamental to our quality of life.
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May 24, 2017

Leveraging Opportunities through Central Counties

We are promoting the unique events and special features that Central Counties has to offer by embarking on a distinctive program designed to provide funding opportunities to the businesses and event organizers in the region that can help increase tourist…
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April 24, 2017

Board of Directors Nominations. Deadline May 15,2017

Are you interested in building the tourism business community? Tourism positively impacts our communities in many ways! It continues to be one of the few growing and sustainable economic drivers. Central Counties is looking for big picture, strategic thinkers to…
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