Tourism is a vital component of our local economy. Hastings County attracts 2.58 million visitors every year, with total annual tourist spending estimated at over $260 million. About $80 million of that is labour income, supporting 2,500 part-time, full-time and seasonal jobs. Over 340 businesses in Hastings County are directly involved in the tourism industry, and close to 100 businesses are indirectly impacted by tourism.
As a result of the Hastings County Tourism Master Plan, the Hastings Opportunities in Tourism (HOT) initiative was established to develop assets, collaborate on marketing and promotion, and coordinate ways to enhance and improve tourism in our County. The guiding resource that directs the programs through the HOT initiative is the Hastings County Tourism Master Plan Review Report (June 2016).
Kasey Rogerson, Tourism Development Coordinator
613-966-1311 ext. 4012