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Central Counties Tourism

Westben campfire
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May 27, 2021

Attracting Small Groups Through Adapting Your Offer

COVID-19 demanded businesses large and small, niche and mass market, urban and rural, to rethink their visitor experience, product offers, physical and emotional guest interactions, safety requirements, price point, and business models to survive the present and thrive in the…
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Hand and Water
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May 26, 2021

ED Corner – June 2020

Eleven days after being put on a ventilator because of COVID-19, I received a call from my friend’s wife saying that he had recovered enough to breathe on his own. It was at that moment, as I burst into tears,…
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Chair
Media Room
April 22, 2021

E.D Corner May 2021

There are no two ways about it; COVID sucks. For tourism businesses, including my own, being closed for more than a year sucks. The constant starts and stops, ups and downs, sucks. The never-ending barrage of bad, scary news, sucks. …
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King Cole Stouffville
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March 31, 2021

Environmental Sustainability in Action – And How You Can Take Part in Your Business

As stakeholders in the regional tourism landscape, we’re actively encouraging people to #ShopLocal. We want our visitors to invest in our community, whether they live here or are travelling from outside of our borders. Happily, visitors are responding en masse,…
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Woman at East Gwillimbury Farmers Market
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March 19, 2021

CCT’s Tourism Story Through Data – Part One: Annual Growth (2018-2020)

As Tourism Professionals, at some point in our careers we have all been asked the same question, “How is Tourism doing?” From an outsider’s perspective, it sounds like a simple question. However, the answer is much more complex since tourism…
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Glamping
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March 19, 2021

ED Corner – April 2021

In the immortal words of John “Hannibal” Smith from The A-Team, “I love it when a plan comes together!”  Several months ago, I received a call from Val at Heartwood Farm and Cidery. She had a vision for improving the visitor…
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Winter Fun Cold Creek Conservation Area Nobleton York Region
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February 19, 2021

Attracting Staycationers: Heads In Beds Just Isn’t Enough

Every quarter Central Counties Tourism receives a hotel report with stats on occupancy levels, room rates, room supply and demand, and year-over-year comparisons. As you would expect, right now the line isn’t climbing. However, there is a promising story in…
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Puzzle
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February 18, 2021

ED Corner – March 2021

Be part of the solution. I can’t for the life of me remember the exact saying, but the “be part of the solution” is the crux of the message. COVID-19 has presented a huge problem for many of you. The challenges you…
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