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Get Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism (PKT) working for you!

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism is a division of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development Corporation and the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the City and County of Peterborough. We are a not-for-profit, partnership-based organization with more than 450 tourism businesses registered, with the objectives of promoting the destination, increasing visitation and economic impact for the industry, our partners and our community.


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Peterborough & the Kawarthas Culinary Tourism Strategy

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada partnered with the Culinary Tourism Alliance to develop a national culinary tourism strategy. Peterborough & the Kawarthas was selected as one of four destinations in Canada to take part in a culinary tourism strategy development pilot.

The PKT Culinary Tourism Strategy is in alignment with several initiatives undertaken by PKED over the past 5 years related to the local tourism and agriculture industries.

Culinary Tourism Strategy Agritourism Report View the Media Release

Introducing the Elevating Canada Experiences Tourism Resource Hub

Explore content ranging from strategy development to practical tools and tips – all designed to help grow and adapt your tourism business as an operator and build tourism capacity in your region as a destination partner.

TIAC’s Elevating Experiences Tourism Resources Hub 



Does your business have the Safe Travel Stamp?

The WTTC in conjunction with the industry has created a self-certified Safe Travel Stamp based on worldwide industry protocols. The specially designed stamp will allow travellers to recognize governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.

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Regional Tourism Organization 8

Resources from RTO8

Regional Tourism Organization 8 – Kawarthas Northumberland (RTO8) is offering nine different Ideas Labs with speakers from 5 provinces, in February and March. Looking for guidance on digital marketing? RTO8 also offers a video series to help tourism businesses better promote themselves using digital marketing. Take a look.

Learn More About Ideas Labs Watch Digital Marketing Videos


Tourism Partners

Getting to know Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism

Investing in a tourism partnership offers you resources that will help you grow your business, increase your profile and improve your bottom line.

Tourism Partnership Overview


Here at PKT we work hard to boost tourism in the region. Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our valued partners have to say about the benefits of partnership with us.

Industry Resources

Tourism is a vital part of the local economy, but can be challenging to navigate. We’ve compiled a list of organizations and resources that can help.

Partner Resource Gallery

A resource for registered partners of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism with reports, presentations, data, visual assets and more….

Partner Resource Gallery


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