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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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Does your business have the Safe Travel Stamp?

The WTTC in conjunction with the industry, including TIAO, has created a self-certified Safe Travel Stamp based on worldwide industry protocols the WTTC has put together for every aspect of the hospitality and tourism sector. The specially designed stamp will allow travellers to recognize governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised 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.

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Announcing the Creation of a 5-Year Destination Development Strategy & Action Plan for Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism has recently begun the process of developing a 5-Year Destination Development Strategy & Action Plan to guide the sustainable growth of tourism for our region, which is a key supporting component of the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development 2020-2024 Future Ready Regional Economic Development Plan. The destination development project will take a three-phased approach, overseen by the Strategy & Action Plan Steering Committee comprised of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism staff members and tourism industry representatives.

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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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