ABOUT RESORTS OF ONTARIO
Established in 1942, Resorts of Ontario is a private not-for-profit association of over 100 member resorts, lodges, cottages and country inns. Resorts of Ontario members offer a wealth of vacation experiences, from golf, romance and culinary holidays to family getaways, spa excursions and adventure. Properties are located throughout Ontario from the wine country of Niagara to the Muskoka Region, Haliburton, Algonquin and beyond. Each resort offers a unique experience that will create a lasting memory. Our members are very diverse in size, style, price range, facilities and services that are offered to the vacationing public. We have a separate division of preferred suppliers who serve the buying needs of our sector.
What we do
Resorts of Ontario’s mission is to serve, represent and further the collective interests by providing marketing, membership and advocacy services for the resorts, lodges and inns of Ontario’s tourism industry.
Resorts of Ontario publishes an annual magazine “Go Resorting” filled with stories on resorting experiences ranging from fun-filled family diversions to culinary and wine selections, the great outdoors and more.
Our website is the ideal resource for sourcing leisure escapes, getaways, family reunions and for the business minded, executive retreats and corporate meetings.
Resort members benefit from strategic marketing programs and many co-operative buying ventures that reduce costs on volume purchases and provide an excellent dollar return on investments. Our marketing is directed to the leisure, corporate and travel trade markets.
We take our members into the domestic and international marketplace and have gained an enviable track record in creating new business as well as developing an image of the Ontario resort vacationing experience – to "Go Resorting".
On behalf of, and with the participatory support of members we make the best possible purchases directed to the consumer, meeting planner and travel trade.
Information, Travel Counselling and Customer Service
Our central office, headquartered in Orillia Ontario, serves vacationers, meeting planners and the travel trade with solid, up-to-date information via phone, fax and email. In addition, our website is an ideal resource including sales for gift certificates, direct links to our resorts and up to date packages and hot deals. We do direct mailing of our annual Magazine and handle all inquires for gift certificates available in a variety of denominations. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm we are on hand to assist vacationers, travel trade, media and support our members in any way we can.
Resorts of Ontario is the voice of the resort industry. The association acts as an advocate of the resort community with levels of government in the interests of both the consumer and the resort industry regarding legislation and regulation.
Resorts of Ontario organizes and produces workshops, an Annual Conference, special member events and the Preferred Supplier Trade Show. As well as meeting the constitutional needs of the organization, this provides great networking and educational opportunities for resort members and a venue for the Preferred Supplier Division to show their latest and greatest products and services to resort owners and managers.
An Invitation to:
Vacation, Weddings, Reunions and Meeting Planners
Our website provides up to date information, and our friendly professional staff are available by phone and E-mail. Ask for our Go Resorting magazine chock full of ideas for vacationing and venues to suit special needs. Let us help you pull off an event that is extraordinary. We have a wide selection of Ontario resorts with group event facilities, so finding the ideal venue for a company meeting, business conference, convention, corporate retreat, wedding or group celebration is a snap. We have a wide selection of exceptional resorts that provide all the necessary elements to ensure that any corporate function or group event will be a complete success. For business meetings, trade-shows, seminars, company golf tournaments, group retreats, team-building getaways, or any other group function, you are sure to find an Ontario resort venue that meets all of your requirements. Many of our resorts offer the services of an in-house event planner, who will work with you throughout, to ensure a perfect outcome. For business and for pleasure, let an Ontario resort take your next group event to the next level.
We are pleased to offer more information regarding Resort and Inn or Preferred Supplier membership. We offer an unparalleled range of member services exclusively for our members. We invite you to consider exploring the benefits and services available to you. Please phone or email Michelle for our full membership kit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporations interested in co-operative opportunities are invited to call and explore the options and benefits of partnering with us.
Media Press Kit
Media writers who wish to be added to our mailing lists to receive news and information and Media Reps who would like to present advantageous advertising ventures are encouraged to contact the Resorts of Ontario office.
Resorts of Ontario has been working closely with Camp Trillium as our charity of choice. The camp receives no government funding and only 6-8% of funds raised are reserved for administrative costs. The remaining money raised goes directly to the children. Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Center gives kids and families experiences that help bring everyone together. Visit www.camptrillium.com or call 1-888-999-CAMP (2267).
The Federation of Ontario Bed & Breakfast Accommodation (FOBBA) was formed in 1987 as the professional association representing the Bed & Breakfast Industry in Ontario. Members agree to adhere to a high set of consistent standards defining cleanliness, comfort, quality, safety and hospitality. Membership is voluntary, so guests should look for the FOBBA key logo on B&B websites and entrances as their assurance of quality.
FOBBA inspects and approves all members. In addition, in order to help visitors choose the accommodations that best suit their needs, the Association has adopted a 5 star rating system by which inspected B&B's can represent features that are beyond the basic level accepted. All FOBBA inspected B&B's attain the basic level, from there various additional facilities and features affect the 5 star rating, based on what is important to most B&B visitors. FOBBA members live by our motto - "Hospitality lives here!"
As an industry association, FOBBA also supports its members through an annual conference and educational materials/ sessions. The Association also advocates for its members interests with local municipalities and the provincial government.
In 2015, FOBBA entered into a working alliance with Resorts of Ontario. This arrangement allows FOBBA to share office space and administrative staff and enables member B&B's to participate in various online digital marketing campaigns.