The Regional Municipality of Durham

News Release

Highlights of the second annual Durham Tourism Partnership Summit

WHITBY, ON March 28, 2013 – The future direction of Durham Region’s thriving tourism industry was showcased among local sector stakeholders today at the second annual Durham Tourism Partnership Summit, held at Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility in Ajax.

In order to continue the growth and development of Durham Region’s economy, the Durham Tourism Partnership Summit launched a tourism industry speaker series, with guest speakers, panel discussions and networking sessions for local businesses–presented by Durham Tourism and Central Counties Tourism.

“The Durham Tourism Partnership Summit showcased Durham Region’s prosperous tourism sector, which is continuing to grow every day,” said Roger Anderson, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer. “Our rich heritage, dynamic attractions, and thriving arts and culture scene make up a quality of life in Durham Region that is second to none.”

The event featured keynote speaker Mitch Joel from Twist Image, who spoke about digital marketing.
Other speakers included:

“The tourism industry speaker series explores ways to take Durham’s assets and leverage them to attract more tourists to the Region,” said Kathy Weiss, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “By promoting and developing our exceptional sporting attractions, culinary industry, cultural marvels and other destinations, we will attract more overnight stays and new business; resulting in more money being spent locally and creating jobs in Durham Region.”

For more information about Durham Tourism, visit or call 1-800-413-0017.


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