The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and
Glengarry (SDG) Regional Tourism has a new visitors’ website to help
promote events and attractions across the region.
To be competitive it is important to have a solid online presence to
maximize market share and attract new business to the region. To date,
tourism has been sharing space on the SDG corporate website which
focuses on providing residents with information about County services.
Part of these services are related to tourism, like the Tourism Grant
and Tourism Information Signage Program designed to assist local
businesses and events.
The new WhereOntarioBegan.ca will support the recent SDG Visitors’ Guide
launched last month.
This colourful website will be modern and full of captivating local
photography. An event calendar will be available, visitor blog, visitor
coupons/programs/news and links to area attractions. This valuable tool
will help promote local activities to tourists looking for things to do
in SDG while creating a professional first impression of the entire
A recent local example of effective online presence: Priest’s Mill Arts
Centre in Alexandria, North Glengarry is capturing the attention of
guests as far away as Prague, Czech Republic. Principal artist, Eric
Covington credits this new popularity with the recent online experience
listing on Airbnb. Over the weekend the studio hosted a tourist studying
at the University of British Columbia, originally from Ethiopia, who
made a side trip from his intended weekend in Montreal to spend the day
at the studio learning how to blow glass. He saw the listing online
under Montreal Popular Experiences.
The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry region is filled with interesting
activities and tourist destinations. WhereOntarioBegan.ca’s targeted
online presence encourages visitors to stop and experience the
initiatives available through our local businesses. SDG Regional
Tourism supports local business, like the Priest’s Mill Arts Centre by
promoting new initiatives within the area.