Note: RTO7’s offer of the Partnership Program for 2019/20 is contingent upon Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport approval of RTO7’s business plan.
Do you have a great idea about a product or experience that you want to develop but don’t know where to start? Maybe you have a product or experience already developed but just need some help taking it to market.
RTO7 can assist BruceGreySimcoe stakeholders to develop products and experiences that differentiate our region from other places in Ontario, plus benefit your business. Experiences can help increase length of stay, increase yield per visitor and encourage visitors to return more frequently.
Program opportunities include:
Coaching (approximately 10 hours per project)
Tools and templates to assist with the development process
Matching funds for marketing (1:1 with a minimum buy in of $500 to a maximum of $2,500) to launch products and experiences
Education (Experience Development 101) to help change the shift in thinking- moving into a more experiential focus from
product development, training on consumer segmentation or marketing
Click here for: FAQs - Experience Implementation Program
The Experience Implementation program aims to help you invest in programming – the things for visitors to do – in existing spaces by creating value-added opportunities. For example:
Storytelling Dinners (pictured is the Queen’s Bar & Grill, Port Elgin)
"I’ve always wanted to do something like this. Until someone came and set deadlines and help establish a framework with which to act, something always got in the way. This kind of support is rare and very valuable for small businesses.”
– Pier Donnini, owner, Queen’s Bar and Grill
Marsh By Moonlight (pictured is the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Midland)
To check to see if you are eligible for the program, please review the program criteria by clicking on the links below.
Deadline for funding applications is January 31, 2020.
If you require more information or have any questions, contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org / 226-568-0242 or Kim at email@example.com / 519-379-2506.