Meetings with tourism ministry applauded

Press Release

The Northwestern Ontario Tourism Association (NWOTA), together with Kenora District Camp Owners Association (KDCA), were pleased to report last Thursday that they have opened a successful dialogue with key decision-makers in the Ministry of Tourism.
In conjunction with the ministry’s announcement of the funding of the five-year Northern Ontario Tourism Marketing Strategy, Tourism minister Monique Smith and Drew Fagan, the new deputy minister, held meetings with KDCA president Harald Lohn and NWOTA president Jerry Fisher.
“Tourism markets and the industry’s needs are very different within our region,” said Fisher. “We need to consistently help educate the province about Northwestern Ontario and Sunset Country.”
“We were pleased to be asked to one of the first meetings the deputy took in Northern Ontario,” added Lohn. “The minister has committed to having her staff available to our organizations to continue this dialogue.
“Together, I believe, we can make positive change for our industry,” he enthused.
This meeting built on recent research and presentations made by the KDCA and NWOTA to the Ontario government.
These reports and presentations are available at in the other information tab.
NWOTA and the KDCA represent tourist operators throughout Northwestern Ontario.