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Tourism bookings hit all-time low for operator (8/03)

By ANDREW WAREING For many tourism operators in Timiskaming, 2003 started on a sour note and many in the industry claim business has just continued downhill from there.

New laws place outfitters in same boat as travel agents (8/03)

By IAN ROSS Ecotourism operators in northeastern Ontario are balking at paying government licensing fees that classify them as registered travel agents under new provincial consumer protection laws.

Golf course project driving job creation (7/03)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE There is a certain pride that comes with taking control of one’s destiny, and Shane Jourdain and Chief Chuck McPherson’s chest fills when one of their own people escort them through the new 18-hole par-72 championship golf course t

Marketing project boosts tourism numbers (7/03)

By ANDREW WAREING TIMMINS - The tourism industry in Timmins is going to benefit more from a new sense of co-operation than competition in Northern Ontario.

Waterfront plans part of sound tourism project (6/03)

By ANDREW WAREING It really takes an outside perspective to appreciate the changes that have happened in Parry Sound, says Parry Sound Mayor Ted Knight. “You hear people in town say that nothing seems to happen in Parry Sound,” he says.

Fort Frances reinventing itself (6/03)

By ANDREW WAREING Fort Frances businesses are hoping to get a bigger piece of a very large tourism pie.

Waterfront a draw for tourists (6/03)

By ANDREW WAREING Fort Frances’ redeveloped waterfront promises to be “icing on the cake” for visitors to the community in 2003, its mayor says. The La Verendrye Parkway has been the focus of redevelopment for several years.

Adventure business hikes away with excellence award (5/03)

By IAN ROSS Walk into Diane Petryna’s outdoor sporting goods store in Thunder Bay and you will not be bombarded by thumping testosterone-laden rock music or acres of rack space that cater almost exclusively to men.

Industry jogging along at steady growth rate (5/03)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE Ken Turner admits he was a bit wet behind the ears when he bought the Woodland Echoes Resort in Magnetawan, one hour south of North Bay. Originally it was intended to be a lodge for fishing groups.

City to recognize tourism excellence (4/03)

Tourism business excellence will be recognized by the City of Sault Ste. Marie’s tourism wing with a special award presentation in May. Tourism Sault Ste.