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Current Opportunities For Tourism Operators

Unlocked & Inspired, Experiential Development Training 

  • Click here to find out more about saving 50 per cent in your registration fee and what it's all about! 
SWOTC Safe Openings Program
  • Click here to find out more about being reimbursed for necessary Covid-19 supplies. 


If you are a tourism operator and you don't see your name listed on our trip ideas in CK or on our website let us know! Contact us at and we can talk more about working together. We can also assist you with any questions you may have about tourism in Chatham-Kent and how we can be partners. We look forward to hearing from you! We love working with operators to assist with promotion and exposure, to answer questions about the importance of a digital footprint and to offer various industry equipping sessions. Check back often for upcoming opportunities. 

Looking for Covid-19 Tourism Sector information? Check out our resource page.


Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation (SWOTC) is the provincially mandated Regional Tourism Organization for Southwestern Ontario, also known as Region 1. The region is publicly branded as 'Ontario's Southwest.' SWOTC works with 10 Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) including Chatham-Kent along with tourism industry stakeholders across the region to develop and promote Ontario's Southwest as a vibrant and prosperous tourism region. Receive their newsletter by signing up here

  • Let's Talk Tourism - Join SWOTC Tuesdays at 8:00 am for this weekly video series. Each week a new expert discusses topics relevant to the tourism industry. Register for the next Let's Talk Tourism webinar and check out past episodes here
  • Travel Preference Research: Key Findings - As the province begins to reopen, Abacus Data CEO David Coletto shares current traveller preference findings. You can access the full presentation, slides, and highlight summary here.


The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is actively onboarding new members as part of their free membership initiative to individuals and businesses in the tourism industry for 2020. If you haven't taken advantage of this offer, please email them directly at You can learn more about TIAO and their role as advocators on your behalf on their website.