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SWOTC Opportunities

​Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation (SWOTC) is the provincially mandated Regional Tourism Organization (RTO) 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 Tourism, along with tourism industry stakeholders across our area to develop and promote Ontario's Southwest as a vibrant and prosperous tourism region. 

Current Opportunities 

Develop to Market: A Program for Tourism Operators

CK Tourism Operators who have completed, or plan to complete in 2022, eligible projects in the areas of sustainability, accessibility and visitor's journey; will receive $1,000.00 CAD (inclusive of taxes) worth of services in their choice of the following areas: collective marketing campaign on e-newsletter or social media, photography, or graphic design.

Important Information:

  • Applications open Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 10:00am.
  • The program will close on Friday, January 20, 2023 or when fully subscribed (at 45 successful applicants).
  • It's on a "first come, first served" basis. 
  • Expenses submitted can be retroactive to April 1st, 2022, and must be completed by December 31st, 2022.

For more information, and to apply, visit the SWOTC website.

Restart & Re-imagine Forum

Navigate through and plan for the "Mitigation", "Restart" & "Re-imagine" phases, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Here you will find available resources from past webinars, both recordings and summary pages, or sign up for an upcoming working session.

Travel Research for Covid-19

A research study was performed in partnership with Abacus Data, Destination Ontario, and other RTOs to discover how travel preferences have changed in Ontario due to Covid-19. Learn more about the research. On this page you will also be connected with the latest reports and statistics on tourism trends, market audiences and more.

Training and Workshops

A multitude of training opportunities, workshops, workshops and more are just a click away. Click here to find information on everything from customer service training to experiential tourism. To ensure you are receiving SWOTC's latest news, sign up for their industry newsletter