GIFT OF THE GETAWAY PROGRAM
visitors to go resorting, and to discover some of the amazing attractions in our region through the
Gift of the Getaway Program.
This program promotes the sale of gift certificates for accommodation (resorts/bed & breakfasts)
through its website, www.giftofthegetaway.com, the Resorts of Ontario’s office and at Ontario’s
11 Travel Information Centres. The key message behind the program is to inspire consumers to
visit BruceGreySimcoe as ‘a must visit’ region and to stay an extra day (or longer).
The attractions, adventures and dining experiences of BruceGreySimcoe are a BIG part of why
people choose this area over others as their getaway destination. As one of these operators,
we’re inviting you to add an offer to the site that consumers can download and redeem when
visiting your business. There is no cost to participate in this program, which will launch in late
April 2017 and run until March 2018. Last year’s campaign showed over 200% growth in unique
visitors and page views to the website and nearly 6,700 coupons were downloaded (up from 313
the year before).
Enhancements for the 2017/18
Participants will be presented in a grid format organized by region
Participants will be able to offer a package plus a coupon
Regional products will be highlighted with more specific experiences i.e. cycling, golf, trails, beaches etc.
Note: All participating businesses must be registered as an operator on BruceGreySimcoe.com
with a current, up-to-date listing.
Each listing includes the partners’ logo, website link, offer, town and optional bar code. Examples
of offers include 2 for 1 admission, 10% savings, free gift coupon, buy one adult admission and
receive a free child admission, receive 10% off appetizers after 8 pm, etc.
Attraction Categories are: (Note: those operators listed are used as examples only).
Adventure and Attractions – Stakeholders who operate adventure guiding, outfitters, bike/boat rentals, etc. For example: Free Spirit Tours or Blue Mountain Resort Attractions.
Cruises and Sightseeing Flights – This category includes boat and flight cruises. For example: Collingwood Charters or the Chi-Cheemaun.
Theatres and Museums – Museums, art galleries, music and concert halls. For example: Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre or Tom Thomson Art Gallery.
Retail and Restaurants - Destination retail stores, vineyards and restaurants are suitable for this category. For example, Mariposa Market, Georgian Hills Vineyards or Ciboulette & Cie.
Offers can be submitted through the online form on or before Friday, April 28th, 2017. If
you have difficulty adding your info online, please submit your offer by email to one of the
contact persons below.
The following info is required for each offer:
Description of your experience/package (max 200 characters)
Terms and Conditions (i.e. expiry dates, not valid with other offers, subject to availability, etc.)
Web Site link URL
Main Telephone Number
Bar code/Promo code – optional
Category (see list above)
Offers may be an existing special or incentive program, and may be updated seasonally. More
than one offer per business can be added. The promotion will be supported with strong social
media and digital marketing campaigns targeted to the GTA and Southwestern Ontario.
For more information, please contact Kim Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org, 519-379-2506 or Glenn
Spriggs at email@example.com, 1-800-363-7227.
BruceGreySimcoe (RTO7) and Resorts of Ontario have partnered once again in 2017 to encourage