Archive for April, 2013

Ministry of Tourism injects nearly $4 million into Huron Perth Waterloo and Wellington

In the last month alone the Ontario Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport under the Honourable Minister Michael Chan has contributed almost four million dollars directly to the region in the form of Celebrate Ontario Funding and Regional Tourism Organization funding.

The commitment and support of the Province for the Regional Tourism model and the direct and ongoing role of the MTC&S in enabling RTO4 to work with regional tourism stakeholders to grow the tourism economy in Waterloo, Wellington, Perth and Huron is making a real and measurable difference.

Both the Regional Reservation System sales and the influx of capital to our major attractions & events are testaments to the fact that the RTO4 partners and our supporting DMO’s, Huron Tourism, Stratford Tourism Alliance, Perth County Visitors Association, Waterloo Regional Tourism, St. Jacobs Country, Visit Guelph and Elora/Fergus Tourism are making the most of the opportunities that the Province and the Ministry have made available.

Great work and thanks to the over 200 individual stakeholders who own and operate the tourism businesses of our region that are actively driving tourism growth through the Regional Reservation System and Marketing Platform – it is your product, your dedication, your ingenuity and resourcefulness that makes all the difference!

David Peacock, CEO

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Celebrate Ontario Funding tops $ 2.3 million for RTO4

In a converted barn, now the Perth County Visitor Centre, in the heart of rural Ontario, the Ministry of Rural Affairs and Regional Tourism Organization Four (RTO4) announced the recipients of $2.3 million in grants for local festivals and events.

 Minister of Rural Affairs Jeff Leal, in collaboration with CEO of RTO4 David Peacock, announced that the Ontario Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport would be investing $2.3 million in festivals and events in the Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Regions over the next year through the Celebrate Ontario and Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster fund.

The detailed list of recipients will be posted in the Press section of

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