The Regional Tourism Organization 4 recently announced funding for 75 tourism businesses and organizations in Guelph, Wellington County, Waterloo Region, Perth County and Huron County.
RTO4 received $5 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario as part of the federal government’s Tourism Relief Fund, to help local tourism organizations and businesses recover from the impacts of the pandemic and prepare for growth.
The region received nearly $800,000 from RTO4 to support 16 area businesses and organizations to help them adapt and recover, attract new visitors and drive economic growth in the region.
Some recipients for supported projects include the City of Guelph, the Township of Mapleton, Wellington County, the Fergus BIA and the Fergus Scottish Festival.
George Bridge, Wellington County Economic Development Committee Chair, said, “For the County of Wellington, the funding allows us to advance a tourism strategy, which will help us strengthen our tourism brand and offerings.”