Intro:

RTO7 has invested in an exciting new hospitality learning program called Typsy.  If you haven’t heard of it, click here for more information.  
 
Our goal is to foster a culture of continuous learning in the region, while providing recruitment and retention solutions for tourism operators.  This incentive program has been designed to encourage engagement in the platform, and to reward those who adopt the training as a part of their overall business strategy or personal development.

Who is Eligible?

  • Open to all tourism operators and employees in the region.  The term ‘tourism operator’ is defined as a tourism, festival, heritage, cultural and sport consumer-facing organization that has direct access to the consumer.
  • Businesses must operate in BruceGreySimcoe. Individuals must work in BruceGreySimcoe.
  • Employees of DMOs, BIAs, Chambers, and municipalities (tourism focused roles).
  • All previously registered Typsy members (excluding students) qualify for this incentive program. There is no need to register again.
  • If you are a student who is employed by a tourism operator in BruceGreySimcoe, you are eligible for this incentive.   

What are the incentive rewards?

We have some incredible experiences and day passes for attractions in BruceGreySimcoe.  You will be able to select your reward from the following:
  • Ascent Aerial Park Day Pass
  • Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain $50 Gift Certificate
  • The Roost Wine Company - Visit to the winery for a Deluxe Tasting
  • Free Spirit Tours - Canoe and Paddling Tours
  • Wasaga Adventure Park
  • Scenic Caves Blue Mountain
  • Tree Top Trekking 
  • More passes will be added daily
 
Please note: rewards will be distributed on a first come, first served basis and once the passes are gone, we will notify you that the incentive program has finished.

How can you participate (employees)? 

  1. If you are not already registered for the Typsy training program, please visit the BruceGreySimcoe Free Training page and complete the intake form at the bottom of the page (allow up to 24 business hours to receive your registration confirmation).   
  2. Individuals will be required to complete a minimum of 2 courses on Typsy.  You can choose any 2 courses from over 100 courses available!  RTO7 recommends “Interacting with Guests” but this is not a required course for the incentive program.    
  3. Our team will monitor the completion of courses daily and reach out to those members who have achieved their goal to offer their incentive reward.  Feel free to be proactive and reach out to Robyn at rhewitt@rto7.ca once you have completed 2 courses and claim your reward! 
  4. In order for a course to be considered completed, you will have to pass the course assessment.  Participants do not need to provide a Certificate of Completion.  
  5. If you have already completed 2 courses, Robyn will be in touch with you.  You will still have access to Typsy and you’re encouraged to continue building your skillset!
  6. Rewards will be distributed on a first come, first served basis and once the passes are gone, the incentive program will be completed.
 

Tourism Operator Incentive 

Tourism operators that have a minimum of 90% of their team onboarded and utilizing Typsy will be eligible to win a team building experience worth a total value of $500.00.  

What are the incentive rewards?

RTO7 will provide flexible options for the team rewards:
 
Option 1 - A team activity (total value of $500) that you plan with the assistance of RTO7 
  • For example, you may decide on a sightseeing cruise, adventure park, a local tour experience, or a workshop. We will have a discussion with you to determine what is the best fit and provide a couple of options.   
 
Option 2 - Attraction passes that you will distribute for your team to enjoy at their leisure 
  • The passes can all be for one business or we can offer a few options (maximum of 3).  

 How can you participate (tourism operators)?

  • If you have not registered your team for Typsy, please visit the BruceGreySimcoe Free Training page and complete the intake form at the bottom of the page.  We will provide you with an activation code and instructions for your team to get set up on the platform.  
    Note: we can provide an activation code for up to 20 individuals at one time. Please allow up to 24 business hours to receive your activation.
  • There will be 2 incentive rewards available, each with a value of $500.
  • Teams will have to have a minimum of 5 individuals in order to qualify for the team building incentive.
  • All operators who qualify for the incentive will be entered into a draw to determine the winner(s).  
  • The first deadline will be Thursday, June 30th, 2022 with a draw on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022.
  • For those still interested, a second deadline will be set for Sunday, July 31st, 2022, with a draw on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022.  All operators from the first draw will be reentered into the second draw so you will have 2 chances to win (except the winner from the first draw).
  • The draws will be broadcasted through a Facebook Live event.  
  • Please email rhewitt@rto7.ca to request reports and updates on your team's progress.
  • In order to be entered into the draws, operators must confirm with Robyn Hewitt that 90% of your team have completed 1 course on Typsy.  
  • BONUS: You can encourage your employees to continue their training to receive an individual incentive reward.  All they have to do is complete 1 additional course of their choice!