Building Bancroft plans another tourism conference April 7

BANCROFT — The Building Bancroft Tourism and Marketing Committee are making preparations for the second part of the Bancroft Region Tourism Conference. After the first session was held in February enthusiasm grew and a commitment was made to provide a forum to continue the dialogue.

Being organized for the morning of April 7th, the half day event is designed as a way to continue the energy the first conference. Packaging, partnerships and proposed tourism destination structures will all be discussed. With details to be shared from the Premier Ranked Project and new information regarding the development of the wellness experience, participants will have a chance to preview much of the work that has been done recently across out region. Tourism research findings will also be released at this event.

This conference is open to those with an interest in tourism and to those interested in enhancing our tourism product. Registration is required and can be done through www.bancroftregion.com.

The tourism committee returned to Bancroft from their last tourism promotion show reporting more excitement surrounding the Building Bancroft project. Three days at the Toronto Cottage Life Show allowed the team to connect with seasonal residents, those looking to retire and with those interested in visiting the region.

Materials were passed out for locals businesses and staff were assisted in the booth by Hastings County Economic Development Officer Andrew Redden, Core Committee Member Burke Chamberlin and Deputy Mayor Larry McTaggart.

As with the last two tourism shows, traffic to the bancroftregion.com website has increased greatly from the Toronto area.

— Submitted by Barbara Shaw

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