Cornwall Tourism hosts info session

May 15, 2019

The year 2019 is shaping up to be a very busy year for tourism in Cornwall and now is the time for local businesses to prepare.

That was the message delivered at a Tourism Information Session organized by Cornwall Tourism on Thursday, May 9th. The event was held at the Civic Complex and attended by approximately 50 local business owners, hotel employees and event organizers.

“We expect to welcome well over 10,000 visitors to the city in the coming months with a number of high profile sporting events, conferences, fairs and festivals,” said Kevin Lajoie, Tourism Officer with Cornwall Tourism. “Visitors will eat at our restaurants, shop at local merchants and many will choose to stay overnight. We all can play a role in welcoming people to the community.”

Mr. Lajoie noted that provides detailed event and tourism news to visitors, and will soon be opening its seasonal visitor information centre at the Cornwall Community Museum in Lamoureux Park.

Attendees at the information session also heard from Bonnie Ruddock and Lindsay Medeiros from RTO9, which markets the South Eastern Ontario region which includes Cornwall and SDG. RTO9 publishes travel blogs and encouraged local business owners to take advantage of free event listings on the and to create a free business profile on

Rounding out the presentations was Hannah Bock from Alphabet ® who provided an overview of the digital marketing opportunities presented by TripAdvisor, Google and other avenues. She noted that positive reviews on TripAdvisor would help raise the profile of Cornwall and all local businesses will benefit.


Copies of the presentations from the info session are available download below:

Update from Cornwall Tourism (PDF)
– Marketing Opportunities with RTO9 (PDF)
– Digital Marketing Opportunities for Tourism Businesses (PDF)

Tourism stakeholders who were unable to attend the info session but wish to learn more are welcome to contact Mr. Lajoie for additional information at or 613-930-2787 ext. 2547.

Additional Seminars

The info session was one of a series of free seminars offered this spring to local businesses. The next seminar is Finance 101, being offered by the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre and will be held on Thursday, May 21st at 12 pm at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

For more information and to register, please click here.

About Cornwall Tourism

Cornwall Tourism is responsible for marketing Cornwall to attract visitors. The office maintains a visitor information centre year-round at the Cornwall Civic Complex in addition to a season visitor information centre during the summer months inside the Cornwall Community Museum in Lamoureux Park.

Additional Information

Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 933-0074. You can also stop by the Cornwall Tourism office inside the Cornwall Civic Complex at 100 Water Street East. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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Article by Bob Peters