FROM HURON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Tourism Summit – Rescheduled. We can all agree that a lot has happened over the past two weeks. Between the holidays, new restrictions and the provincial lockdown, we want to give everyone some additional time to recalibrate before coming together as a sector to talk about how we plan for tourism in 2021.
As such, the Ontario’s West Coast Tourism Summit will be postponed to Jan 25 and 26. We hope you can still join us!
January 25, (1:30 – 4:00 PM)
William Bakker of Destination Think will provide a keynote on tourism market trends with a focus on the tourism landscape, pre-COVID, and post-COVID. Hear about destinations that are re-imagining themselves post-COVID towards a goal of re-building, with both the economy and environment in mind. Our presenter partner for day one is Community Futures Huron.
January 26, 2021 (9:00-11:30 AM)
Chris Hughes of BC Hughes will give a keynote on the advantages of rural tourism and how operators can use this advantage to match shifting tourism trends. Our day two presenter partner is FedDev Ontario.
Each of the days will include interactive breakout sessions, as well as updates from Huron County Economic Development and Regional Tourism Organization 4 (RTO4). Registration is free.
Huron Hygge: A Danish word hygge (pronounced hue-gah or hoo-guh) denotes a quality of coziness, contentment and well-being. Whether we realize it or not, Huron County has been practicing the hygge lifestyle for years! Whether hunkering down in the coziness next to a fire, or getting outside to take in the magic of a fresh, fallen snow, Ontario’s West Coast is a great place to be during some of the darkest days of the year. This winter, take part in activities, programs and services designed to enjoy while embracing your hygge. From virtual classes and online concerts, to self-guided tours and winter light displays, find the warmth and ease of hygge in Huron. https://www.ontarioswestcoast.ca/huronhygge/
Huron County Wish Book: The Huron County Wish Book campaign successfully wrapped up at the end of December. The campaign had 82 social media posts over a six-week period, a reach of 68,460 people, 2,111 engagements and almost 2,500 people using the Wish Book. The department received positive feedback from the community and were able to give away $615 in local gift cards to support the shop local message. The Huron County Wish Book was developed by Huron County Economic Development in partnership with the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce, Blyth BIA, Central Huron BIA, Community Futures Huron, Goderich BIA, Huron County Chamber of Commerce Seaforth BIA, Municipality of Bluewater, South Huron Chamber of Commerce, Town of Goderich, Wingham BIA and the Zurich District Chamber of Commerce.
Read the complete Huron County Economic Development January 2021 News & Updates featuring updates on:
- Huron County BizMap
- Upcoming Webinars, Workshops & Events
- Digital Service Squad
- Immigration Partnership
- And more!