January 10, 2009 – Over 100 cycle tourism stakeholders from across Ontario have registered to date for the Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum, January 23, 2009 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. If you have already registered, please inform any of your interested colleagues or partners about this event.
Just two weeks left to register at the regular event rate – register now and save at www.ontariocycletourismforum.ca
The Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum will bring together leading cycle tourism stakeholders to discuss business development opportunities and challenges of this growing tourism market segment in Ontario.
Confirmed special guest speakers include:
– The Honourable Monique Smith, Ontario Minister of Tourism
– Jean-FranÃ§ois Pronovost, Executive Director, VÃ©lo QuÃ©bec Association
– Lukas Stadtherr, Co-director, VelobÃ¼ro/SwitzerlandMobility
– Eric Nijland, Director, Dutch National Cycling Platform
– Richard Bonds, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Tourism Office
Visit www.ontariocycletourismforum.ca to see the full agenda.
The forum will feature presentations from world-leading cycle tourism organizations and provide market profiles of specific regions, successful tourist product and marketing examples, business development case studies, best practices in infrastructure and signage, and evaluation of regional growth opportunities.
Over 150 delegates are expected to attend from across Ontario representing destination marketing organizations, municipal and provincial government, non-profit organizations, tour operators, small and large businesses, and established cycling associations.
The forum will be critical for anyone wanting to learn why cycle tourism is growing in Ontario, how to develop your own local market, and what will be the next steps for establishing Ontario as a leading cycle tourism destination in North America.
I look forward to welcoming you to this innovative event.
Happy New Year!
Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum 2009