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.
Winter and Shoulder Season Development
Use this industry-expert developed toolkit to help you imagine new possibilities for your tourism experience. Re-envision how you can uncover the untapped possibilities of broadening the shoulders of your tourism season with valuable insights, worksheets, tips and strategies.View the Development toolkit
The webinar will also teach you how to characterize the agritourist and generalize the types of activities associated with agritourism; understand the challenges and opportunities relating to the development of agritourism experiences and more.Visit the Agritourism Webinar
Multisensory Experience Development
The webinar teaches you how to recognize opportunities to develop new culinary tourism experiences – or enhance existing experiences – through food & drink; identify changes and improvements needed to meet multisensory experience standards and more.Visit the Multisensory Webinar
Partnering for Success
This webinar teaches you why partnerships are particularly important to culinary tourism; describes the elements that make up a strong culinary tourism partnership, with reference to specific examples; recognize challenges and more.View the Partnering Webinar
This webinar will provide you with tactics needed to exceed visitor expectations of your culinary tourism offerings and apply your understanding of visitor expectations and relevant tourism trends to deliver value through food & drink and more.View the Expectations Webinar
Enhancing Winter & Shoulder Season Tourism in Canada
This webinar teaches you about winter and shoulder season tourism in Canada, while also highlighting the opportunities and strategies to consider for your own business or region.View the Tourism in Canada Webinar
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’.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
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