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.
Learn More about COVID-19 in our Community View Destination Ontario’s Latest COVID-19 Impact Research
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’.Learn More
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
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.Learn More
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.
LANCE NACHOFF, 4TH LINE THEATRE MANAGER OF MARKETING & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
JOE CORRIGAN, MANAGER, LANG PIONEER VILLAGE MUSEUM
ERIN MCLEAN, MCLEAN BERRY FARM
EMILY MARTIN, SHOWPLACE PERFORMANCE CENTRE
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.
Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT)
RTO8 – Kawarthas Northumberland
Government & Agencies
- Business Advisory Centre
- Government of Canada
- Government of Ontario
- Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development
- Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Sport
- Destination Ontario
- Destination Canada
- Peterborough Lakefield Community Police
- Statistics Canada
- Canada Revenue Agency
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
Partner Resource Gallery
A resource for registered partners of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism with reports, presentations, data, visual assets and more….Partner Resource Gallery