Checklist for BruceGreySimcoe Operators

Checklist for BruceGreySimcoe Operators
Did you know that there are free opportunities to promote your business with RTO7 and with Destination Ontario (formerly OTMPC)?  RTO7’s digital winter advertising campaign has kicked off for the season, with links to – and your listings – targeting our winter market.  Check out this handy list below to maximize exposure for your tourism business this winter.
✅ Operator Listing
If you haven’t yet added your listing to, now is the perfect time.  It’s FREE and all operator listings include the usual name, address and contact info, plus your business description, logo, image, video link, social media links and map. If you have added your tourism events to the Festivals & Events listing, they will appear on this page.  If you have added your packages/promotions, they too appear on this page.  To update your listing, visit the Operator Login page.  If you have not yet registered as an operator, visit the Operator Registration page.
✅ Festival/Event Listing
Tourism events held within BruceGreySimcoe can be added for FREE to our Festivals & Events listing.  There is no login or registration required – simply visit the Submit Your Event page to get started.  Be sure to register as an operator first so your events will appear on your operator listing page.
✅ Promotions
Have a package, an early bird special or other promotion you’d like to share? Add it – for FREE – to the Promotions page on  Log into your operator profile and choose the “Add Special Offer” tab in the top menu.  Once it’s been added, a link to your promotions will appear on your operator listing page, too.
✅ BruceGreySimcoe on Social Media
Like us, follow us and subscribe to us on our social media channels – FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.  Have a tourism event you’re sharing on your Facebook page?  Tag us @BruceGreySimcoe and we’ll be sure to share on our Facebook events listing.  Use @BruceGreySimcoe or hashtag #brucegreysimcoe in your posts so we can like and share them.
✅ Destination Ontario
  • Free operator listing
    Create an operator listing on, the province’s consumer website.  There is no fee to create your listing.  To get started, register by visiting  You will need to be registered before adding your events and packages (see below).
  • Free festival and event listings
    Take advantage of FREE festivals and events listings on both Destination Ontario’s consumer site,, and on the Festivals & Events Ontario website.  In addition, your festival or event may appear in the annual Festival and Events in Ontario Guide.  Deadline to submit your information is January 11, 2019.  For more information, read this RTO7 Connection Post.
  • Free packages listings
    Maximize your online presence by submitting your packages to, the consumer website of Destination Ontario. There is no cost to add your package. For more information on listing your package, check out this Connection Post on or contact Marie Cheesman, 613-735-3232 /
Keep in Touch with RTO7 and Stay Up-to-Date
✅ Newsletter
Subscribe to the RTO7 electronic newsletter to receive information on RTO7 programs, industry events, workshop and training opportunities, conferences and more.  Sign up now by clicking HERE.  Share this link with someone you know who may be interested in subscribing.
✅ RTO7 on Social Media
Like, follow and subscribe to us on our social media channels – FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.  Want us to share your industry events and posts?  Tag us @RTO7Connection and use hashtag #RTO7Connection.  
Don’t miss out!!  Be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube to follow our weekly Tuesday Tutorial series, with host Brian Hunt sharing his tips and tricks for effectively using social media to promote your tourism business.
✅ Industry Events Calendar
Looking for workshops, conferences, training opportunities and other industry-related events?  Visit our industry events calendar.  If you have an event you’d like added to our calendar, email
✅ Stakeholder Site
For photos, video footage or tourism reports related to our region, register now to access all of these on the RTO7 Stakeholder site by clicking HERE.  (Note: registration is open to tourism operators, DMOs, tourism organizations, municipalities, etc. within the boundaries of Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties).
✅ Other Important Stuff to Know
  • FREE Online Service Excellence Training 
    Available 24/7, takes about one hour to complete and a certificate is issued upon successful completion.  Learn more and sign up HERE.
  • Partnership Programs
    Starting planning for 2019 and check out the list of programs RTO7 has for you to enhance and promote your business. Check out the list HERE.
  • Experience Implementation Programs
    Have some ideas about experiential tourism and need some guidance and support to take them to the next level?  Visit these pages:
            Experience Implementation Program
            Festival Implementation Program
            Tourism Implementation Program
            Experience Development 101(Workshop)
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❓  Have Questions or Need Help?
            Contact us!
            Ginny Henry, Communication Coordinator,
            Allison Davies, Communication Assistant,

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