January 19, 2009 – Only 10 spaces are left to register for the Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum,Â January 23, 2009 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. 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
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 representing destination marketing organizations, municipal and provincial government, non-profit organizations, tour operators, small and large businesses,Â and established cycling associations.
The forum will be critical for anyone wanting to learn why cycle tourism is growing, 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.
The regular registration deadline is today at www.ontariocycletourismforum.ca