Posted by Editoress on 12/15/08
Last Chance for Early Registration at Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum
The Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum will be held January 23, 2009 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The Early Bird deadline is TODAY - register now and save at www.ontariocycletourismforum.ca.
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel is also offering a special event rate of $179 plus taxes per night (this rate is only available until December 18). Call 1-866-540-4489 and mention the "Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum 2009" when making your reservation.
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-Franois Pronovost, Executive Director, V lo Qu bec Association
Lukas Stadtherr, Co-director, Velobro/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 a nd 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.
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