New Tax/Tourism Regions Camping In Ontario Topics

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February 10, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Beth Potter

Beth Potter

Camping In Ontario will host four regional meetings across the province this spring. Each meeting will feature educational sessions on topics that will affect the campground industry during the 2010 season.

“The Province of Ontario is implementing a new tax and new tourism regions in 2010,” Beth Potter, executive director, explained in a news release. “Campground owners need to know how these new initiatives will impact their business.”

The new tax, a harmonized sales tax, will be implemented on July 1. “Our members need to be well organized and knowledgeable about the intricacies of this new tax and how it impacts on their business BEFORE the season starts,” says Potter. A 90-minute session will be dedicated to this important topic at each meeting.

Also being implemented in 2010 are the new tourism regions in Ontario. “The Ministry of Tourism unveiled the new regions in December 2009,” said Potter. “Each of our members is now going to have access to new marketing opportunities and partnerships, but the implementation will also take place during the summer months of 2010. It’s important for our members to learn about these new opportunities now, when they have time to digest it before the height of the season commences.”

The regional meetings will take place in Cambridge, Trenton, Elliot Lake and Thunder Bay and cost $36 (plus GST) for members to attend. An added attraction of the Cambridge and Trenton meetings is the addition of a Suppliers Marketplace, where campground owners can do their spring buying.

For more information, visit or call the association office at (877) 672-2226 or (905) 947-9500.

Camping in Ontario has been representing privately owned and operated campgrounds for more than 40 years and assists them through education, advocacy and the promotion of camping in Ontario.

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